Dental Bonding is the application of tooth-colored durable material. The material is then hardened using light to bond to the tooth, restoring the appearance of your smile.
Dental bonding does not require much planning—no anesthesia is needed unless the bonding is done on a decaying tooth.
This procedure takes about 20-to-60 minutes per tooth, so one needs to be patient and be guaranteed the best outcome from expert dentists.
There is no special care needed for your teeth after dental bonding. All you need to do is follow good oral hygiene practices. Some simple oral hygiene practices include regular brushing of your teeth, flossing at least once or twice a day, visiting your dentist monthly for check-ups and special cleanings.
To avoid chipping your bonding material, try to avoid habits like biting your fingernails, chewing on pens, lids, ice, or any complex food objects. Do not use your bonded teeth as an opener. Don’t hesitate to call your dentist if you do realize any sharp edges on your bonded tooth or if your tooth feels odd when you bite down.
The durability of your bonding material will depend on the amount of bonding that takes place on the specific tooth and your general oral habits. However, if a well-done bonding procedure occurs, it will last you from 3 years to almost ten years before being touched up or replaced.
Excellent dental bonding starts with a good dentist. At Cochran Family Dental, you will be able to get the bonding treatment necessary to improve your smile and boost your confidence. We serve the cities of Leesburg, Ashburn, and Purcellville with modern and comprehensive dental care services. To learn more about the services we offer, call us today to schedule an appointment at 703-771-9034, or email us using the contact form on this page.