Tria Dental Tysons
Cosmetic & General Dentist located in Vienna, VA
A Tip from Your Family Dentist - Dr. Patrick Shine
Men and women of all ages dream about having a picture-perfect smile, but you may not know where to start. Dr. Shine and the highly experienced dental team at Tria Dental Tysons in Tysons Corner and Vienna, Virginia, are experts at dental bonding procedures to help you achieve the smile you’ve always wanted. Dental bonding is a relatively simple, minimally invasive cosmetic dental procedure that delivers the results you’re looking for in just a visit or two. Call today or use online scheduling to book a consultation. A great smile is always in style.
Dental Bonding Q & A
What is dental bonding?
Dental bonding is the cosmetic procedure in which Dr. Shine applies a tooth-colored material to your tooth to repair it or improve its appearance. Dental bonding is one of the simpler cosmetic dentistry procedures, and you can often have your new smile in just one visit. Since the bonding material closely matches the surrounding teeth, the result is a natural appearance.
Dental bonding is great for men and women who want to brighten the shade of a discolored tooth, cover a chipped tooth, or close gaps between teeth. Dental bonding can give your teeth a more even color and shape. Sometimes, bonding replaces the need for a filling in a decayed tooth.
What is the dental bonding procedure?
There are a couple types of dental bonding procedures. For best results, Dr. Shine recommends the process of direct composite bonding. This technique was developed more than 50 years ago as an affordable dental procedure that easily improves your smile, often in just one visit.
At your appointment, Dr. Shine selects a material, often resin, that best matches your tooth color, then applies it directly to the tooth. He bonds the resin to your tooth and carefully sculpts its surface so it matches the surrounding teeth. Once he has the desired shape, he polishes the tooth so it looks natural. The result is a minimally invasive cosmetic smile makeover.
This cosmetic procedure requires a high level of expertise, and Dr. Shine and the Tria Dental Tysons team is well qualified in the specialty of composite bonding.
Is dental bonding permanent?
Depending on the type of bonding treatment and how well you care for your teeth, bonding can last up to 10 years or longer. Since some bonding material is not as strong as your natural teeth, proper care helps you keep bonded teeth healthy in the long term. Dr. Shine and the Tria Dental Tysons team advise against activities that could damage your dental work like chewing on ice, hard candy, or other substances that may potentially crack the bonded material.
As with any cosmetic dental procedure, the better you care for your teeth, the longer the dental work lasts. Proper care includes regular dental visits, cleanings, flossing, and maintaining overall good oral health so all your teeth, natural or bonded, look and function properly for many years. Call or schedule an appointment online to learn if dental bonding is right for you.