Bonding is one of the easiest and least expensive cosmetic dental procedures available for dental restorations. The entire procedure is done to aesthetically correct imperfections in a person’s smile. Chipped teeth are one of the most common dental injuries among people in the United States. Children and adults who participate in sports are among those who receive the most chips in their front teeth. A soccer ball, baseball bat, foot, or helmet to the mouth can immediately chip a tooth. Dental bonding is a relatively easy fix for teeth that are chipped or for teeth that have a gap between them. At Green Dental of Alexandria we are pleased to provide expert cosmetic dentistry to the residents of Northern Virginia.
Dental bonding is a restoration procedure done to correct missing parts of the teeth – either where teeth have been chipped off or where there are gaps between the teeth. Bonding is done through the application of a tooth colored composite resin. This resin can be shaped and polished to match the surrounding teeth, and it is used for cosmetic purposes to improve the appearance of the teeth. Dental bonding is a highly popular choice among parents whose children have received a chipped tooth because it is relatively painless and does not require anesthesia. The tooth that needs restoration will be slightly etched to roughen its surface in order to help the bonding material adhere to the tooth. The resin will then be applied, molded, and smoothed until it is the proper shape. The resin will then be hardened with a special UV light and then polished until its sheen matches that of the normal teeth.
If you or a family member has a chipped tooth or a gap between teeth that needs to be restored, please contact Green Dental of Alexandria today. We recognize that cosmetic dental procedures are generally not covered by insurance, and we will work with you to offer affordable rates, flexible and in-house payment plans. We look forward to helping you achieve and maintain a healthy, beautiful smile. Call us today.
Posted on behalf of Dr. Hye Park, Green Dental of Alexandria
Green Dental of Alexandria – Alexandria Dentist
1725 Duke St, Suite GR03
Alexandria, VA 22314
Phone: (703) 549-1725