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Dental Bonding in Dumfries, VA

Correct imperfections in your smile with dental bonding in Dumfries, VA. Talk to our dentist at Dumfries Dental Arts to see if tooth bonding is right for you. This affordable, in-office procedure used a bonding material to mask flaws in your smile.

Our cosmetic dentist has been bonding teeth, and adding fillings and crowns for more than 15 years. We provide gentle and effective treatment that beautifies and protects your teeth. Schedule an appointment today for a healthy and happy smile.

Tooth Bonding Requires Only One Trip to the Dentist

Composite bonding can be done in just one visit at our dental practice. It takes about 30 minutes per tooth and you may not even need anesthesia. Our dentist uses bonding to reshape your teeth, cover discolored teeth, close the gap between teeth, and repair teeth that are chipped, broken, or decayed. We can even use resin bonding to change the shape and length of your teeth.

Bonding can be used when other materials and methods are more than is necessary to protect your tooth. For example, you may need just a small filling. So in cases like this, bonding is preferred over regular filling material or capping your tooth with a crown.

Dental Bonding in Dumfries, VA

Bonding Teeth: From Consultation to Application & Outcome

The first step in the process is to meet with our dentist and share your concerns about your smile. We want to make sure that bonding is the best option for you. Once the decision is made, we remove just a little bit of enamel from the surface of your tooth. Our dentist roughs up your tooth and applies a liquid to help the bonding material adhere.

Then, it is time to apply the tooth-colored resin to your tooth. We shape and mold the material so that the flaw is concealed and harden it with an ultraviolet light. Once dry, our dentist trims and polishes your tooth and hands you a mirror so you can admire the effect. We choose a tooth-colored resin that matches the color of your teeth for a natural look.

Caring for Composite Bonding

You treat your bonded tooth just like your other teeth. Brush and floss regularly and see the dentist for twice-yearly checkups. It is best to avoid certain habits and foods, such as chewing ice, eating hard candy, and biting your nails. With a little care and attention, your bonding looks beautiful and lasts for a number of years.

Contact us today to talk to our dentist about using composite bonding to improve your smile. Our dental practice serves patients in Dumfries, Woodbridge, Triangle, Montclair, and Quantico, Virginia.