Teeth bonding, also known as dental bonding, is a quick, safe, and incredibly effective way to address various cosmetic and general dental issues. Fairfax dentist Dr. Pamela Marzban often recommends teeth bonding as a stand-alone procedure, but may also suggest it be used in combination with other treatments for complete smile perfection. The best way to learn which options will strengthen and enhance your smile is through a one-on-one evaluation with our experienced and caring dentist.
To schedule your consultation, please contact Pamela Marzban, DDS online or by calling 703-323-8200 today. Based in Burke, Dr. Marzban welcomes patients from Fairfax, Fairfax Station, and all nearby communities.
When to Consider Teeth Bonding
Dental bonding offers a wonderful solution for issues such as:
- Chipped, cracked, or broken teeth
- Irregularly shaped or sized teeth
- Crooked presentation and gaps
- Severe decay
- Exposed tooth roots
- Deep staining or discoloration
Unlike other dental restorations, Dr. Marzban can apply, cure, and finish teeth bonding within a single office visit. This allows her to produce an aesthetically pleasing and functionally strong smile in a fraction of the time required for things like dental crowns and porcelain veneers. During your consultation we will discuss all of these options with you to ensure you are choosing the one most suitable for your needs.
Benefits of Teeth Bonding
This is a popular cosmetic treatment because it offers many benefits. People choose it because it:
- Is inexpensive
- Can be applied in a single office visit
- Is effective in many situations
- Gives attractive results
It costs less than other options for treated the same problems. Dr. Marzban can apply bonding to your teeth, cure it, and polish it for great results in a single office visit. We list above many of the common situations where bonding is used, but the truth is that bonding can fix almost any problem you have with the shape, size, or position of teeth.
When a talented dentist applies teeth bonding, the immediate result is highly attractive.
Limitations of Teeth Bonding
But it isn’t right for every situation. Sometimes you may not want to choose teeth bonding because it:
- Is not strong enough for the application
- Is vulnerable to staining
- Depends highly on the skill of the dentist
- May not last as long
The process is essentially a plastic with small ceramic particles in it to add strength. But it is still not as strong as your natural teeth or ceramic dental restorations. In situations where the restoration will be put under force, bonding is more likely to wear down, break, or dislodge.
Although bonding may initially look bright, it can stain if you drink coffee, tea, or other dark beverages. If it stains, it won’t always polish back to its original color. Nor will it respond to teeth whitening.
All cosmetic dentistry depends on the skill of your dentist. But teeth bonding is more dependent than most. A dentist has to craft an attractive result on the spot. Make sure you see bonding work from a dentist before you decide to work with them.
Wear, breakage, and staining mean that bonding probably won’t last as long as porcelain.
Because of its limitations, many people choose porcelain veneers over teeth bonding.
A Lasting Solution
Bonding is completed with a composite resin that is shaped and colored to match adjacent teeth. This resin is cared for in the same manner as your natural teeth through a daily routine of brushing and flossing – along with biannual visits to our office for professional cleanings. When cared for properly, it is capable of lasting for several years before needing to be reapplied.