Dental Bonding

Dental Bonding in Washington DC

 

Bonding is an alternative to veneers and can be used as a restorative procedure for teeth that are chipped, cracked, discolored, or misarranged.

How Does Dental Bonding Work?

The tooth is prepared for the procedure by lightly etching the surface and applying a bonding liquid. Once the liquid sets, a plastic resin is applied and sculpted into the desired shape by the dentist. Once set, the resin is trimmed, smoothed and polished to a natural appearance.

Considerations

The bonding procedure can often be completed in a single office visit and can improve the appearance of a tooth significantly. However, since the plastic resin used is not as strong as your natural tooth enamel, it is more likely to stain, chip, or break than natural teeth. Bonding typically lasts three to five years before they need repair. Learn more about our cosmetic dentistry services including our teeth whitening service.

If you are looking to improve the look and function of your smile, our friendly dental team in Washington DC would be happy to discuss a treatment plan with you to get you on the path to great oral health. Call us or fill out our contact form today!

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