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Simple, Fast Results with Composite Bonding

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Is that chipped front tooth bothering you? Do you have just one or two areas of your smile that you’re unhappy with? Then you should ask your dentist about composite bonding.

Bonding uses tooth colored material to rebuild or recreate tooth surface that has been damaged. It is often used for:

  • Gaps between the teeth
  • Rough, chipped, or irregular biting edges
  • Exposed tooth surfaces
  • Enamel irregularities

The bonding material is placed directly over your conditioned tooth enamel, fusing with the pores of the tooth. Once exposed to a bright light, it hardens into place. Bonding can be shaped and shaded to blend in with literally any tooth in your mouth! It can be used in conjunction with other types of cosmetic or restorative dental treatments, or alone. Your bonding appointment will usually be very short and straightforward. Since your dentist is essentially recreating only a small portion of your tooth, most visits can be completed quickly.

The materials that are used for bonding are similar to that found in a white, tooth colored filling. The composite material is made with withstand normal use and can stay in place for several years. Some places are more difficult to bond though, so it’s important that you discuss the procedure with your dentist to find out whether or not bonding is an option for your smile.

You’ll be surprised at just how affordable bonding is, and the dramatic impact it can have on the appearance of your teeth. Bonding is typically an ideal choice for correcting one or two teeth at a time when there are mild to moderate aesthetic concerns. Ask your dentist about including composite bonding during your next visit.

Posted on behalf of:
Green Dental of Alexandria
1725 Duke St
Alexandria, VA 22314
(703) 549-1725

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