Dental bonding uses tooth-colored ceramic or composite resin materials to improve the smile’s look. Patients with damaged or discolored teeth benefit from bonding treatment, receiving more balanced and bright teeth.
Tooth bonding can add structure to teeth and change the shape and shade of the enamel. Dr. Christopher Banks provides teeth bonding as a cosmetic dental service in Washington, DC, to improve the appearance of the natural smile.
What Can Dental Bonding Treat?
Dental bonding works best for patients with minor cosmetic dentistry issues affecting their smile. Bonding can address:
- Gaps between teeth
- Discolored teeth
- Crooked teeth
- Chips or cracks in teeth
- Slightly crooked or uneven teeth
If you have one or more of these problems with your smile, dental bonding can help. Contact our office, and we will examine your smile to determine if bonding is the right treatment for your needs. Patients with smaller cosmetic problems benefit from bonding and can treat one or more teeth.
Teeth Bonding in Washington, DC
To begin bonding treatment, Dr. Banks cleans the tooth and then preps it for the bonding material by gently roughening the tooth surface. The rougher surface helps the dental material adhere to the tooth. Before applying the bonding material, Dr. Banks ensures that it matches the tooth’s color receiving treatment.
After Dr. Banks applies the bonding material to the tooth, it dries. Finally, he buffs and polishes the tooth to blend in with the other natural teeth. Dental bonding treatment is comfortable, painless, and quick. We can complete tooth bonding treatment in just one visit to our office.
Directly after bonding treatment, you can prevent staining by avoiding foods and drinks that typically stain teeth, like coffee, tea, berries, and wine. It’s also a good idea to avoid hard or crunchy foods.
Sticking to a soft diet right after treatment will allow you to get accustomed to your bonded teeth. There are no special methods for cleaning bonded teeth. Gently brushing and flossing bonded teeth will keep them bright.
Enhance Your Smile Today
Are you looking for a quick and effective way to fix a chipped tooth? Ask us about dental bonding treatment. Schedule a dental appointment with Dr. Banks online. You may also call Dupont Dental at (202) 946-4720.