Bond Your Dental Imperfections: Let a Top Abingdon, VA Cosmetic Dentist Show You How

Frustrated by chipped teeth—or even a tiny gap between teeth? Don't worry; if you have a slight dental imperfection that bothers you, bonding can be a simple way to improve your smile. Don't hesitate to consult our cosmetic dentist in Abingdon, VA; Dr. Johnston has performed multiple successful bonding procedures on damaged teeth.

Bonding repairs teeth that:

  • Are stained
  • Are chipped
  • Are crooked
  • Have minor gaps

And in most cases, bonding can repair a cavity with a natural-looking, tooth-colored restoration.

Advantages of Bonding

  • Bonding can be a quick procedure, often done in just an hour or two
  • Many bonding procedures can be performed without anesthesia
  • It can be less expensive than a crown or veneer

A Guide to the Process

To prepare a tooth for bonding, your Abingdon, VA cosmetic dentist takes the following steps:

  1. We clean off residual plaque and tartar.
  2. We choose a shade that matches your natural tooth color.
  3. We dry out the tooth, and we may use a rubber dam to isolate it.
  4. We start with a mild etching solution to condition the tooth surface. This helps the bonding agent adhere to your tooth.
  5. We then apply the bonding material and harden it with a special curing light.
  6. We add another layer of resin, and again, harden it with the curing light. We may do this several times until we reach the proper thickness.
  7. We then sculpt each bonded tooth to the desired shape once all layers have been set in place.
  8. We check your bite to make sure your teeth function properly.
  9. We finally polish your tooth to a smooth and beautiful finish. With proper care, the bonding material should last between 3 and 10 years.

Bonding can be a good way to repair minor problems and give you a beautiful smile. Contact us for more information today.

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