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7 Ways Teeth Bonding Can Improve Your Smile

As both a general and cosmetic dentist, Dr. Janet K. Song always enjoys the process of transforming smiles to provide her patients with both a healthier mouth and a confidence boost! One of the quickest, yet impactful procedures that Dr. Song offers at her Fairfax dental office is tooth bonding.

Tooth bonding is when a tooth-colored resin material is applied and hardened with a special light, which ultimately "bonds" it to the tooth to restore or improve a person's smile and oral health.

Tooth bonding can be used to treat a variety of dental issues such as:

  1. Repair chipped or cracked teeth

  2. Fill cavities (alternative to metal amalgam fillings)

  3. Close spaces between teeth

  4. Lengthen a tooth that’s shorter than others

  5. Improve the shape of decayed teeth

  6. Protect a portion of the tooth’s root if it has been exposed by receding gums

  7. Improve the appearance of discolored teeth

What Happens During The Teeth Bonding Procedure

  1. Dr. Song will prepare the tooth as required depending on your dental issues (you may require anesthesia in some cases).

  2. Dr. Song uses an advanced product called “Omnichroma” which picks up the shade of your adjacent teeth so that the composite resin color matches closely to the color of your teeth to give a very natural appearance.

  3. Dr. Song will then roughen the surface of the tooth and apply a conditioning liquid to make the bond stronger. The resin is then applied, molded and then hardened with a light. She uses a revolutionary product which has an “antibacterial” quality, which is great for patients who are susceptible to getting cavities.

  4. After it hardens, your Fairfax dentist will trim, shape and polish the tooth to match the rest of your teeth.

  5. The process takes about 30-60 minutes usually per tooth and can usually be completed in one visit.

Tooth Bonding Example

Dr. Janet K. Song has recently completed a tooth bonding procedure which has resulted in fabulous results for her patient.

If you are experiencing any of the dental issues above and would like to know more about tooth bonding, please get in touch with our Fairfax dental team today. Dr. Song is happy to review your needs and see if this is the right treatment for you.

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