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Dental Bonding: What You Need to Know

Dental bonding is a versatile dental procedure that can be used in both restorative and cosmetic dentistry in Washington, DC. What’s the process of dental bonding and what issues can it fix for you? Dr. Justin Deckard of DC Precision Dentistry talks about teeth bonding and how it can help your smile.

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What is Dental Bonding?

Dental bonding uses a malleable material that can be shaped to correct different issues with your teeth. Since the material is so malleable, it can help solve a ton of different dental issues. It’s an economical option to get yourself the smile you want.

What Can Dental Bonding Fix?

Dental bonding can fix a ton of different dental issues. First, it can be molded to fix a cracked or chipped tooth, shaping it and making it look like normal. If your teeth are discolored, you can get the entire tooth covered with bonding material. They can color-match it to the rest of your smile, or you can choose to get a brighter white.

Misshapen and uneven teeth can be something you want to hide. With dental bonding, you can have your teeth shaped in the way you want, so that they can blend in with the rest of your smile. Lastly, if you have gaps between your teeth, dental bonding can fix this as well. The material is molded in a way that makes the gaps disappear naturally.

The Dental Bonding Process

Dental bonding is a simple process that can be completed in one visit to our office. To start the process, Dr. Deckard will remove some of the surface enamel of the tooth. This is to make the bonding material adhere better. Then, a conditioning material is applied to the tooth to prepare it for the bonding material.

The bonding resin is then applied to your tooth. Dr. Deckard will take your input and mold the resin so that it’s the desired shape and giving you the effect you want. Once the position is finalized, a special light is used to harden the resin. It’s buffed and polished so that you have a natural shine that matches the rest of the tooth surface.

While dental bonding is not meant to be a permanent solution, if it’s taken care of, it can last for years. You may decide by that time that you want a more permanent solution, such as porcelain veneers. If necessary, the dentist will provide you with specific aftercare instructions to follow to ensure the best result for your dental bonding procedure.

Dental Bonding and Cosmetic Dentistry in Washington, DC

Whether you want a whiter smile or have something as severe as a crack, dental bonding can be the solution that meets your needs. Call us today or schedule an appointment online to get started!