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Cosmetic Bonding – Falls Church, VA

Easily Fix Minor Smile Flaws

At Tysons Dental Esthetics, we understand more than most how even the tiniest imperfection in your smile can have the potential to wreck your self-esteem. A small chip, gap, or stain in one of your front teeth could destroy your confidence in your smile. Luckily, we offer a great way to easily fix minor smile flaws: cosmetic bonding in Falls Church. This simple procedure can correct virtually any slight imperfection in your teeth and give you something to smile about. If you’re ready to transform your grin with cosmetic bonding, contact us today to schedule an appointment.

What Is Cosmetic Bonding?

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Cosmetic bonding is a simple procedure in which a composite resin material is applied to your affected tooth. This substance is made of fine particles of acrylic and glass, and it’s highly malleable, almost like a putty. It can also be customized to either correct stains or fix other imperfections while blending in seamlessly with your tooth enamel.

The Cosmetic Bonding Procedure

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The bonding procedure is incredibly quick, and, unless you’re having several teeth treated at once, can usually be completed in just one appointment. First things first, either Dr. Barrada or Dr. Jawad will use a shade guide to determine the exact color of your bonding material. More often than not, we won’t need to administer local anesthetic, as the procedure should be painless. Next, we lightly roughen the surface of the tooth and apply a special liquid to help the composite resin adhere to it more effectively. The resin is then applied layer by layer until the tooth has achieved the desired size and shape. An ultraviolet curing light is used to harden the material into place. Finally, your tooth is polished, and any final adjustments are made.

Benefits of Cosmetic Bonding

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Bonding is a very versatile procedure that can quickly correct a variety of aesthetic flaws in just one treatment. Additionally, it’s one of the most affordable cosmetic treatments available today. It also requires less enamel removal when compared to other cosmetic procedures, like veneers or crowns, allowing you to keep more of your natural tooth structure. Lastly, if you take good care of your bonded teeth with regular brushing, flossing, and dental checkups, your results can last up to a decade before your bonding needs to be replaced.

Cost of Cosmetic Bonding

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There is no set cost of cosmetic bonding because every procedure is different. Your final cost could be determined by several different variables, such as how many teeth we’re treating, what kind of flaws we’re correcting, and your dental insurance plan. If your insurance company deems bonding a restorative procedure, such as to fix a severely chipped tooth, it may decide to cover part of the cost. However, you’ll have to schedule a consultation with us in order to find out for sure.

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