At Galleria Dental Aesthetics, we work hard to provide our patients with dental solutions that can either dramatically improve a smile or provide subtle repairs to problem teeth. One such procedure that has been very successful is Alexandria tooth bonding, a process that can repair teeth that have become:
- Slightly crooked
THE ART OF DENTAL BONDING
During tooth bonding, a composite resin is used to cover and reshape problem teeth. Cosmetic Dentists in Northern Virginia, Dr. Lee, Dr. Oh and Dr. Mortazie are able to unleash their inner artists when performing tooth bonding techniques because this is essentially a free hand dental procedure.
Our cosmetic dentists first evaluate your smile to identify the unsatisfactory parts of the tooth. Then, we sculpt the composite resin in the proper size, shape and color to match your existing teeth. Artistic ability and sculpting precision are of the utmost importance in this procedure. Our patients are always thrilled with the results.
PREPARING THE TEETH FOR BONDING
Composite resin comes in varying colors that can be matched to your existing teeth. When the proper resin shade has been selected, we will prepare the tooth to receive the material by slightly abrading the tooth surface. An adhesive liquid agent is placed on the tooth to ensure a solid bond.
The resin is then applied to the tooth, shaped to the agreed upon specifications, smoothed and hardened with a high intensity curing light. The cosmetic dentist removes any excess resin and polishes the tooth until the right sheen is achieved.
CARE FOR BONDED TEETH
You should treat a bonded tooth like any other tooth. Daily brushing and flossing as well as regular professional cleanings and check-ups will help to extend the life of your bonded tooth. You should also avoid bad habits, such as biting or chewing hard substances to prevent your teeth from chipping.
It is also important to note that composite resin, unlike porcelain veneers, can stain with repeated use of cigarettes, coffee, tea or certain foods.
If you would like to learn more about tooth bonding in Alexandria, please contact Galleria Dental Aesthetics for an initial teeth bonding consultation. We also welcome patients from Northern Virginia including Fairfax, Alexandria, Arlington, and McLean.