Vienna Family Dental

What Is Cosmetic Bonding and What Can It Fix?

November 16, 2022
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Posted By: Dr. David Paino

Dental bonding means affordable cosmetic dentistry in Vienna, VA. It relies on tooth-colored filling material to hide dental flaws. It can fix everything from chipped teeth to discoloration, including some tooth shape issues.

Your dentist in Vienna, VA, is proud to offer cosmetic dentistry to fit most price points. And dental bonding is an excellent way to upgrade your smile on a budget.

What Is Cosmetic Bonding?

Tooth-colored fillings are made from composite resin, which is colored to match your teeth—much different than the older amalgam fillings. And we can use this composite outside of cavity treatment.

In dental bonding, your cosmetic dentist can apply the resin to the tooth or teeth in need of treatment. Applying in layers allows your dentist to sculpt and conceal. When the tooth flaws are hidden, we set the composite using a special light. Then we finish with a thorough polish.  

Your dentist can often complete treatment during a single dental office visit.

What Bonding Can Conceal

  • Small gaps between teeth
  • Slight shape abnormalities
  • Tooth discoloration
  • Tooth chips and cracks

Bonding works beautifully on its own but can also be used as part of a smile makeover that may include the following:

  • Professional teeth whitening
  • Tooth replacement
  • Dental veneers
  • Dental crowns
  • Invisalign

But as with all extensive dental work, we ask you to come for a consultation. This allows us to learn more about what you hope to achieve through cosmetic dentistry. We can tell you which treatments can bring you to your smile goals. And we can also ensure that cosmetic dentistry suits your oral health profile.

Looking for Cosmetic Dentistry Near Me?

To learn more about cosmetic dentistry in Vienna, VA, or to arrange a consultation with the dentist, we encourage you to reach out to a helpful team member to get started.

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