Cosmetic Bonding Specialist

Smile Dental Clinic

Family Dentistry & Cosmetic Dentistry located in Falls Church, VA & Herndon, VA

If you have a tooth with chips, cracks, or discoloration, cosmetic bonding may be just what you’re looking for. Farah Ahmad, DDS, and Saira Ahmad, DDS, at Smiles Dental Clinic in Falls Church and Herndon, Virginia, offer cosmetic bonding procedures to restore and enhance the look, feel, and function of damaged teeth. Cosmetic bonding is simple, affordable, and produces amazing aesthetic results. Best of all, it takes just one short in-office visit. To learn more, call the office or book a consultation online today.

Cosmetic Bonding Q & A

What is cosmetic bonding? 

Cosmetic bonding is a versatile dental procedure that the Smile Dental Clinic team uses to improve the appearance of aesthetic concerns, including: 

  • Tooth stains
  • Discoloration
  • Chips
  • Cracks
  • Spaces between teeth
  • Teeth that are too small
  • Decay 

During a cosmetic bonding procedure, your dentist applies a tooth-colored composite resin — which is made from a type of plastic — to repair your tooth. It’s very straightforward and requires only one in-office visit, as opposed to more complex restorations, such as veneers. Your dentist bonds the composite resin with a special dental adhesive to your tooth.

How does a cosmetic bonding procedure work? 

First, your dentist at Smile Dental Clinic uses special dental instruments to slightly roughen the surface of your tooth. This allows them to apply a light coating of conditioning liquid that helps the resin materials bond to your tooth.

Once they finish preparing your tooth, they carefully mold the putty-like resin material and smooth it into the proper shape. Next, they harden the material with the use of a special light. 

Once it hardens, your dentist makes their final trims and adjustments to the shape of the bonded material. Lastly, they polish the material so that the surface resembles the surface of one of your natural teeth. 

A bonding procedure on a single tooth typically takes about 30 minutes to complete. If you're having more than one tooth worked on, you should expect a longer appointment or plan to come in for several visits. 

What are the benefits of cosmetic bonding? 

With a cosmetic bonding procedure, you can restore and improve the appearance of cosmetic smile concerns without complex oral surgery and multiple office visits. The team at Smile Dental Clinic knows you’re busy, and when it comes to enhancing smiles, they’re sensitive to working within the confines of your schedule. They can repair damaged teeth in one simple in-office bonding procedure and deliver truly incredible results. 

Bonding is such an easy procedure that it generally doesn’t even require anesthesia of any kind. Also, bonding is a far more cost-effective option than alternative cosmetic procedures, such as veneers, which is what makes it such a popular choice among patients at Smile Dental Clinic.

Don’t let a tooth that’s chipped, discolored, or decayed detract from your smile. Just call the office or book an appointment online and learn more about how a cosmetic bonding procedure can improve your smile.