Bonding is a conservative way to repair slightly chipped, discolored, or crooked teeth. During dental bonding, a white filling is placed onto your tooth to improve its appearance. The filling “bonds” with your teeth, and because it comes in a variety of tooth-colored shades it closely matches the appearance of your natural teeth.
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Tooth bonding can also be used for teeth fillings instead of amalgam fillings. Many patients prefer bonding fillings because the white color is much less noticeable than the silver amalgam fillings. Bonding fillings can be used on front and back teeth depending on the location and extent of tooth decay.
Dental bonding is very common. In fact, it’s one of the most frequently performed procedures in dentistry today. Bonding is less expensive than other cosmetic treatments and usually can be completed in one visit to our office. However, bonding can stain and is easier to break than other cosmetic treatments such as porcelain veneers. If it does break or chip, tell your doctor. The bonding can generally be easily patched or repaired in one visit.
During the dental bonding procedure, your dentist will follow these steps:
1. Select a Shade: Using a shade guide, your dentist will choose a composite resin material that closely matches the color of your natural teeth.
2. Prepare Your Tooth: The surface of your tooth will be roughened, and a conditioning liquid will be applied. These actions enhance the bonding material’s adhesion to your tooth.
3. Apply the Composite Resin Material: The dentist will apply the putty-like composite resin material, molding and smoothing it to achieve the desired shape.
4. Cure the Material: To bond the material securely to the tooth’s surface, a special curing light will be used to harden the composite resin.
5. Polish Your Tooth: Lastly, your dentist will perform any necessary final adjustments and polish your tooth, leaving it with a natural-looking shine.
Gainesville Dental Associates is voted the #1 dentist office by Washingtonian, Haymarket and Northern VA Magazines. Call 703-884-2148 to learn more about dental bonding services.