Dental bonding is an easy and popular treatment option if you have gaps between your teeth, if you have cracked teeth, chips in your teeth, decaying teeth or even if you have exposed roots caused by other dental conditions. The dental bonding is made from a composite resin substance that is quite strong and can be easily molded to look and feel like your natural teeth. It is not an appliance like a dental bridge or dental implant, but it is a substance that is applied to the surface of any tooth and can be shaped to restore the look and function of your teeth with ease.
Our experienced team at DC Dental Spa is experienced with the dental bonding process. Our latest in dental technology and our friendly atmosphere will help you address this option quickly. Call 202-873-1054 for an initial consultation and let us evaluate together the benefits of pursuing dental bonding.
Why Dental Bonding?
There are numerous benefits to having dental bonding applied to your teeth. The very first benefit is that it will immediately improve the look of your teeth and your smile. Research has proven that the perception of a healthy smile is foundational to your personality. It will directly impact your self-esteem and your self-confidence. This simple smile will lead you into your personal engagements, your social circles, and your professional encounters. This will come as a welcome surprise if you struggle with cracked or chipped teeth and cannot wait to get those teeth fixed. A second benefit is that the bonding will also strengthen the tooth overall, If the tooth is cracked it is more susceptible to bacteria, infection, and further damage.
By restoring the shape of a cracked or chipped tooth it means that some of the natural strength can be restored as well. Another benefit of bonding is that it is an instant improvement. Almost all dental bonding treatments can be completed in just one visit with our staff at DC Dental Spa. This means you do not need to walk around with chipped or cracked teeth any longer. You can also have your dental bonding touched up at any future dental visits if you notice the bonding is beginning to wear away, or if it needs to be totally replaced.
The Dental Bonding Process
Dental bonding is fast and easy procedure. The tooth that will be repaired is first cleaned and then dried. Our dental staff will first apply cleansers and then the adhesives to prepare the tooth to receive the bonding.
The enamel surface is now prepared for the bonding material. The resin is made up of several components, including a glue-like substance that adheres the resin to the surface of the tooth. It is applied and sculpted in as many layers as necessary until the desired thickness and shape is achieved.
The bonding compound will be colored to match the neighboring teeth, and then the resin is set or hardened using a special light that firms the compound quickly and easily. Your newly adorned tooth will be cleaned and polished, and slightly adjusted to fit both your bite and smile. This entire process normally takes 1-2 hours, depending on the number of teeth that you wish to have bonded and the severity of any damage we are dealing with.
Long Lasting Aesthetics
Dental bonding, although not permanent; can actually last a long time. When the teeth are cared for properly, and when you visit DC Dental Spa on a regular basis for your exams and touch-ups, dental bonding can last for many years. Your checkups will always consist of an oral evaluation, x-rays, and then a good professional cleaning. We can evaluate the bonding each and every time you visit. Proper care is necessary and important because the dental bonding can start to discolor over time. If you do not take care of your bonded teeth you will see discoloration begin to occur. If you have severely damaged teeth, then the dental bonding might need to be replaced with another more permanent solution at a later date.
Dental Bonding Vs. Porcelain Veneers
Dental bonding is designed to be used with simple cosmetic improvements that do not necessarily impact the function of your teeth or gums in any way. Simple cracks, chips, and unwanted gaps are the most common issues that dental bonding works well for to correct. The bonding is different from veneers in that veneers are made of wafer-thin layered glass ceramics and are fabricated in a dental lab. The veneer is designed to look and feel like your natural teeth, and it adheres to the front of your tooth with a bonded cement.
Consider Dental Bonding
If you have become tired of looking at that gap between your teeth, or if you are feeling self-conscious about that unwanted crack in your tooth, then dental bonding will improve the look of your teeth quickly and easily. In fact, the longer you prolong having a crack or a chip treated properly, the more risk you pose to that specific tooth. Cracks can spread, and chips can lead to decay.
When decay or further damage occurs, more invasive procedures most likely will become necessary. It is wise and sensible to seek treatment for your cracked or chipped teeth as soon as possible. Dental bonding is suitable for all children, all teenagers, and adults of all ages.
High Quality Care You Can Trust
At DC Dental Spa our downtown office does our best to accommodate your busy schedule. Our entire staff strives to perfect the development of strong and lasting relationships with each of our patients. We appreciate the value in the trust that our patients continue to place in us. We are indeed quite deliberate about exercising preventative overall dental health and delivering the enjoyment that comes with a healthy smile. Visit us today at DC Dental Spa, 730 24th St. NW, Suite 9, Washington, DC, 20037, or call 202-873-1054 for an evaluation and consultation to see if dental bonding can improve your smile.