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By Reston Family & Cosmetic Dentistry
January 28, 2016
Category: Dental Procedures

What Do I Need to Know about Dental Bonding?

How bonding can help fix imperfections in your smile

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If you have bad habits like opening things with your teeth or chewing ice, chances are by now you have some chips or cracks in your teeth. As luck would have it, it’s probably your front teeth that are damaged, and now, everyone can see the damage when you smile. You can fix the damage with dental bonding treatments done at Reston Family and Cosmetic Dentistry in Reston, Virginia. The caring dentists at Reston are ready to help fix the imperfections in your smile with dental bonding.

You want to try dental bonding, but you’re not sure if it can fix your smile. Dental bonding treatments don’t just correct small chips or cracks, the fact is dental bonding can fix quite a few dental cosmetic issues for teeth that are:

  • Excessively worn from aging
  • Badly discolored from medications like tetracycline
  • Slightly overlapped
  • Slightly gapped or spaced apart

Dental bonding treatments are the modern way to fix cosmetic problems using a material known as composite. Composite resin is a tooth-colored substance which can be custom color-matched to your teeth, creating a new, natural-looking beautiful smile just for you.

The bonding process begins with an examination of your tooth and minimal preparation of the tooth surface using an etching solution to create small indentations in the tooth surface. These indentations help retain the composite material.

Your dentist at Reston Family and Cosmetic Dentistry will custom color-match the composite to your existing teeth, ensuring a perfectly natural look to your smile. The composite is hardened using an ultraviolet light. Your dentist will shape and polish your composite bonding to perfection.

There are many advantages to dental bonding including the virtual invisibility and completely natural look. Bonding is also usually much less expensive than other cosmetic dental treatments like veneers. If you want to discover how dental bonding can help fix imperfections in your smile, talk to the experts at Reston Family and Cosmetic Dentistry in Reston, Virginia. Call today and look better tomorrow!

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