Dr. Andrew Cobb is focused on providing personalized, comprehensive care for those who want to improve their smile. If you are looking to improve your smile’s imperfections, we offer dental bonding in our Washington, D.C dentist office. We also offer a variety of other cosmetic dental services. Tooth bonding uses a tooth-colored resin that is cured to the teeth using a hardening light.
Dental bonding can be used to:
- Fill dental cavities
- Repair chips cracks
- Close gaps between teeth
- Repair worn-down teeth
- Fix misshapen teeth
- To make teeth appear longer
- Improve the appearance of stained teeth
Crooked, damaged and chipped teeth can be straightened, repaired and restored quickly with tooth bonding. This popular cosmetic dental procedure can serve as an economical transition to a more permanent solution, such as porcelain veneers. Tooth bonding is not permanent and can be removed if necessary or so desired for additional cosmetic treatment. Whereas porcelain veneers are more permanent, and durable. You may need to get bonding treatment every couple of years for touchups.
Tooth bonding is not only effective, but a painless and easy procedure that can provide excellent results. Patients who suffer from a variety of dental issues can benefit from getting dental bonding treatment. Receiving dental bonding isn’t a long procedure. Patients can usually receive a dental bonding in just one short visit to our Washington, D.C dentist office.
Dr. Cobb is an experienced cosmetic dentist who can offer tooth bonding results that look and feel natural, blending with your adjacent natural teeth and providing a comfortable smile. Tooth bonding, both transitional and direct, typically lasts about 5 years when the teeth are cared for with routine preventive dental visits.
Dental Bonding in Washington, DC
Before the procedure, Dr. Cobb will conduct a dental exam to see if you are the right candidate for tooth bonding. We may recommend alternative procedures if we find more issues, but will never proceed without your consent. During the procedure the tooth-colored composite material is applied directly to the tooth. Bonding requires the precision and artistic ability of a skilled cosmetic dentist since the work is done freehand without the use of molds or impressions.
Dr. Cobb has both the expertise and artistry to give you natural looking results. Dental composites are made of synthetic resins which are hardened with a specialized curing light. Dr. Cobb custom blends the color of the composite material, applies it directly to the tooth and then sculpts it into shape and brings it to a beautiful shine to match the look and feel of your other teeth.
Dental bonding is minimally invasive and can usually be completed in a single visit. Dental bonding may also be used in combination with other cosmetic procedures and as part of a smile design.
Dental Bonding FAQs
Can dental bonding be replaced?
Yes. Dental bonding is not a permanent treatment and can be removed to make way for a more permanent treatment. Dental bonding will need routine touchups every couple of years to keep your results looking as natural as possible.
Is tooth bonding as strong as natural teeth?
No, but it does come close. Tooth bonding is strong and durable, but should not be treated as indestructible. Just like your natural teeth, you need to take care of your bonding by avoiding bad oral habits. Do not chew on ice, or use your teeth to open things. Bonding can be damaged.
Is tooth bonding painful?
No. The process of tooth bonding is not painful. You will find that after your tooth is bonded, any pain you had before the procedure will be alleviated. You may notice some temporary tooth sensitivity after the procedure, but it goes away after your tooth adjusts.
Schedule a Dental Exam & Bonding Consultation
We focus on providing personalized, comprehensive care to each and every one of our patients. If you are looking for an experienced dentist in the Washinton DC area, Contact Dr. Cobb online and schedule a consultation today.