Vienna Family Dental

How does dental bonding work?

Our teeth are naturally strong, but they’re not indestructible. Sometimes, our teeth can bear the brunt of an ill-timed baseball pitch or overeager candy-eating during the holidays, resulting in a chipped or cracked tooth. Chipping or breaking a tooth is a lot easier than one might think.

You can even crack a tooth by trying to open a bottle, crunching on ice, or tearing a piece of tape, which we highly advise against doing. A grinding and clenching habit known as bruxism is another way you can wear down or break teeth. It’s also considered much easier to chip a tooth if you have decay or abnormal oral acids that erode your enamel. 

The Dental Bonding Process

Dental bonding is an effective way to restore the function and appearance of a chipped or broken tooth. Dental bonding is a cosmetic dental treatment that repairs broken, fractured, or chipped teeth. It can also help with stained teeth, gaps or uneven spacing between teeth, and fixing teeth of varying sizes or shapes. 

The bonding process involves preparing the tooth to accept the bond, made of composite resin that we color-match to blend seamlessly with your teeth. We then add a conditioning liquid to help the bonding better adhere to the tooth. Next, we apply, mold, and shape the bonding material to the desired shape, and we cure the bonding using a special light. Finally, we shape and polish the tooth until it looks natural again.

Dental Bonding in Vienna, VA

Dental bonding may be a good solution for you if you have discolored, cracked, or gapped teeth. Please give us a call today to schedule your consultation with our cosmetic dentists at Vienna Family Dental.

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