Are you searching for a simple solution to improve the appearance of your smile?
Brighter Smile Family Dentistry & Orthodontics is a trusted dental practice in Sterling, VA. Dr. Zahra Kavianpour offers a full range of cosmetic solutions for those who want to improve the appearance of their smile.
If you are dealing with a chipped, damaged, or discolored tooth, dental bonding may be right for you. Our team will work with you to explore all your treatment options and create a smile makeover plan that is right for you.
Is Dental Bonding Right For Me?
To learn more about the tooth bonding process and determine if it is right for you, we recommend you visit our office for a consultation. During your consultation, Dr. Kavianpour will examine your smile, discuss your cosmetic goals, and recommend the most appropriate solution for your smile.
In most cases, bonding is ideal for patients of all ages. Tooth bonding offers a simple and natural-looking solution for many common dental concerns. We may recommend tooth bonding to address these key concerns:
- Protect the tooth root
- Address dental cavities
- Fix a chipped, cracked, or fractured tooth
- Repair a misshapen tooth
- Over a stained or discolored tooth
By staying up to date with your routine dental visit, practicing excellent oral hygiene, and avoiding poor dental habits, patients can increase the longevity of a bonded tooth.
Dental Bonding in Sterling, VA
In many cases, the dental bonding procedure can be completed during one visit to our Sterling, VA dental office. During the bonding procedure, no anesthesia is needed; however, in some cases, we may numb the general area to keep you comfortable during the preparation process.
Next, we will explore your shade range and choose a composite resin shade that closely matches the color of your existing teeth. This will ensure that your bonded teeth will blend seamlessly with your natural smile.
Next, the tooth is chemically etched to create a proper bonding surface for the composite resin. The composite resin is then applied to the affected tooth and shaped and molded until the desired appearance is reached.
To ensure that composite resin stays in place, we will harden it using a special curing life. Lastly, we will gently polish the teeth to reveal a natural shine and luster.
Dental Binding FAQs
What is tooth bonding?
Tooth bonding is a dental procedure that repairs a chipped, cracked, or broken tooth. It also helps with discoloration of teeth, and gaps between them. It typically works best on minor repairs. The color of the composite is designed to match the rest of your teeth so that it is not noticeable, making tooth bonding a popular choice for many individuals looking to repair minor issues.
How long does dental bonding last?
Dental bonding lasts on average, 4 to 10 years. The lifespan of a bond is dependent on the location in the mouth, patients diet, and oral hygiene. For your bond to last longer patients should avoid hard candy, popcorn, ice cubes, and other hard, sticky foods.
Furthermore, patients who grind their teeth should know that this causes the lifespan of your bond to decrease significantly.
Is tooth bonding painful?
The level of pain experienced during the dental bonding depends on the location of the tooth being bonded. The process for applying most dental bonds is painless because the dentist is normally working on the surface of the tooth.
If you are extremely sensitive or have a cavity on top of the bond your dentist may recommend an anesthetic or pain killer prior to the procedure, but this happens rarely with bonds. Most patients who have bonds performed report little or no pain with the experience.
Is tooth bonding permanent and reversible?
Yes, dental bonding is reversible. Some patients have dental bonding before porcelain veneers or dental crowns to fix their problems temporarily while saving money for permanent solutions. There is no enamel removed from the tooth, so if you need to remove the dental bonding for another procedure a dentist can remove it as easily as it was put in.
Schedule a Dental Exam Today
Are you searching for a simple solution to transform your smile? Visit Brighter Smile Family Dentistry & Orthodontics to explore your cosmetic treatment options and determine if tooth bonding is right for you. To schedule a dental exam and consultation for dental bonding, call 571.266.0255 or request a dental exam online today.