Dental bonding is a cosmetic dentistry procedure where a tooth-colored resin material is applied to the tooth or teeth being repaired and hardened with a light to bond to the tooth. This procedure helps to improve the appearance of a smile. Dr. Cochran at his Ashburn, Virginia dental office can successfully perform this cosmetic dentistry procedure for a variety of patients. Dental bonding helps to repair chipped or cracked teeth, discolored teeth, decayed teeth, and can even change the spacing in between the teeth, among other cosmetic imperfections.
How long does bonding last?
The lifespan of dental bonding at Cochran Family Dental generally is about ten years, but it depends on how much bonding was done and the patients’ oral hygiene habits. Our professional team can provide you tips on how to make your dental bonding last as long as possible.
Is dental bonding expensive?
Not really. This means that dental bonding is much less expensive than other cosmetic dentistry procedures that change the appearance of a smile such as veneers or implants. It also is generally done in just one short visit. This makes it one of the easiest and most cost-effective of all cosmetic dental procedures.
Does dental bonding stain?
The bonding resin that is used is nonporous, unlike that of tooth enamel. This means that stains can occur with dental bonding. However, these stains cannot be whitened, much like veneers. This makes it increasingly important to maintain a healthy at-home oral hygiene routine. To learn more about dental bonding at Cochran Family Dental in Ashburn, Virginia, call us to schedule an appointment at 703-771-9034.