Dental bonding is a cosmetic dental treatment that covers chips, cracks, or other forms of tooth damage. Tooth bonding can also close gaps between teeth, fill cavities, and brighten discolored teeth. The bonding material is made of a composite resin that matches the natural color of teeth. This material is malleable and can easily be shaped onto and around a tooth. Dental bonding is a cost-effective alternative to dental veneers that provides highly durable and natural-looking results.
Dr. Nishan Halim is a Washington, DC dentist that provides cosmetic dental solutions, including dental bonding treatment, to improve the health and aesthetics of his patient’s smiles. Learn more about tooth bonding below:
Tooth Bonding Treatment
To begin treatment, Dr. Halim will clean and prepare the tooth or teeth to be treated. Dr. Halim will gently sculpt a color-matched composite resin on the tooth enamel. He will mold it into the desired shape and check the fit of the bite before the material is hardened in place with light. Dr. Halim will polish the bonded tooth after it is cured to ensure it blends in with the rest of your smile.
The Benefits of Dental Bonding
Dental bonding is capable of doing just about anything porcelain veneers can do. If you’re looking to try a restoration and aren’t ready for something permanent, bonding is ideal for this. It’s also a more cost-effective solution because they aren’t permanent like porcelain veneers are.
We recommend dental bonding especially for any cosmetic issues that happen with children. It’s a cost-effective option for a tooth that’s not permanent. Your child is still changing and growing and you don’t want to do something that permanently impacts their smile.
Bonding is also ideal because it’s perfectly shaped to your tooth. The material is easily malleable and it doesn’t matter if it’s fixing a small chip or covering a full discolored tooth, dental bonding is up to the task.
Dental Bonding FAQs
How long does tooth bonding last?
Tooth bonding can last for up to 10 years. Regular dental visits and a good daily oral hygiene routine help you maintain your tooth bonding results and allow us to monitor your teeth for any touch-ups.
Is tooth bonding covered by my dental insurance?
In some cases, a tooth bonding procedure may be covered if your teeth were damaged from an injury. Our office will work with you to determine your insurance benefits and provide an estimate of the treatment cost to you.
Does tooth bonding damage teeth?
No, dental bonding does not harm the tooth enamel in any way. Dr. Halim may prepare the teeth for treatment by removing a small portion of the tooth enamel. However, this does not damage the treated tooth or teeth.
Call Dr. Halim Today
Contact Dr. Halim’s Washington, DC dental office today at 202.318.4113. Schedule a consultation with Dr. Halim online so you can discuss your budget, goals, and concerns with him.