What is dental bonding?
- Posted on: Dec 15 2019
Patients who have damage to the their teeth, or those who want to address a cosmetic imperfection, may want to ask their dentist about dental bonding. Dental bonding is available with the staff of Galleria Dental Aesthetics in McLean, VA. This particular method of treating imperfections on the teeth is done during a single visit, and provides coverage that can last for several years before they need to replace.
Understanding cosmetic dental bonding
Cosmetic resin dental bonding is a special resin that can be shaped onto a tooth to cover an imperfection. The dentist will harden it with a special curing light, and then file and polish it to look just like natural tooth enamel. With cosmetic dental bonding, patients can address:
- Dental cavities
- Gaps between the teeth
- Chipped and broken teeth
- Permanently stained teeth
- Unusually shaped teeth
What are the benefits of composite resin dental bonding?
The primary benefit of cosmetic dental bonding is that it can provide a natural coverage for imperfections of the smile. Additionally, it can be completed in a single appointment. Alternative solutions such as porcelain veneers may also be considered, though these do require more time to prepare and cannot be reversed. This is due to the removal of a thin portion of enamel removed before creating impressions. However, cosmetic dental bonding can become stained over time, and may need to be replaced every few years. Porcelain veneers, on the other hand, are often used for coverage of the teeth that can last longer, typically a decade or more. This is because porcelain is not susceptible to staining in the same way dental bonding is. The cost of veneers is more than dental bonding, which may make patients consider bonding before they invest in long-term solutions. When patients visit our practice and are interested in coverage, we will break down the pros and cons of each option to help individuals make an educated decision regarding which is best for their unique needs.
Schedule time to speak to the team at Galleria Dental Aesthetics
Call (703) 448-1020 today to connect with Drs. Chong Lee, Joseph Oh, and Kirsten Lee and schedule an appointment. The practice is located in McLean, VA at 1600 Tysons Boulevard #120.
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