Ever wondered what you could do to improve your smile? While many people turn to teeth whitening, some might require advanced cosmetic procedures for masking discolored or damaged teeth. One solution is dental bonding in Chester, VA at United Smiles.
What is Dental Bonding?
Good question. Dental bonding is a cosmetic dental procedure offered at United Smiles that uses a tooth-colored resin material to mask dental blemishes. The tooth-colored resin material is applied and bonded to existing teeth. While dental bonding is most often used for cosmetic purposes, it can also be used to:
- Close spaces between teeth
- Make teeth look longer
- Change the shape or color of teeth
At United Smiles in Chester, Va dental bonding can also be used as an alternative to metal fillings. This procedure can even protect a portion of the tooth’s root that might be exposed due to gum recession.
Chester, VA Dental Bonding Procedure
To remain on the cutting edge of dental advancements, United Smiles in Chester, VA offers dental bonding that only takes between 30 minutes and an hour to complete. Now that’s a relief, right? We thought so, too.
First, Dr. George P. Varkey, our Chester, VA dentist, will match the resin to your original tooth color. We do this in order to ensure the dental bonding matches your other teeth for a completely natural appearance. Next, Dr. Varkey will use microabrasion technology to lightly scuff the surface of the tooth. This is completed so the bonding material will properly adhere to the enamel.
After molding the dental bonding material onto the tooth and securing it in place, Dr. Varkey will gently clean and shine the area. In doing so, this ensures a natural finish for the tooth. With proper upkeep, dental bonding can last for many years. For proper upkeep, brush twice a day, floss daily, and maintain a healthy diet.
To learn more about dental bonding in Chester, VA please contact United Smiles. Together we can determine if dental bonding is an appropriate procedure for your tooth repair.