Fairfax Corner Dental
Dentists located in Fairfax, VA
Composite bondings are a quick, inexpensive way to fix your teeth in one office visit. Dr. Chang Yi and Dr. Negar Tehrani use composite resin regularly to fill cavities and mask dental irregularities. If you’re looking for a skilled and experienced dentist in Fairfax, Virginia to help restore your smile, call Fairfax Corner Dental or book an appointment online.
Composite Fillings & Bonding Q & A
What are composite fillings and bondings?
Composite resin is a dental material made out of plastic and glass that can be molded onto your teeth for cosmetic and restorative purposes. The dentists at Fairfax Corner Dental use composite fillings to fix cavities and composite bondings to cover imperfections.
The tooth-colored material blends in with your smile and withstands normal chewing stress, so it’s an aesthetically pleasing way to restore your teeth.
What problems do composite bondings fix?
Composite bondings are an inexpensive alternative to veneers for cosmetic fixes. The resin bonds directly to the tooth’s surface to:
- Cover tooth discoloration
- Repair chipped or broken teeth
- Fill in gaps between teeth
- Lengthen short teeth
- Straighten the appearance of crooked teeth
How is composite resin applied?
Your dentist at Fairfax Corner Dental can apply composite bondings and fillings during a single appointment without much preparation. He or she uses a color guide to select the shade closest to your natural tooth color and prepares the resin.
Next, your dentist prepares your tooth for the bonding by drilling or roughing up the enamel. Then, he or she applies and molds the resin to achieve the desired look.
Once the resin is in place, your dentist shines a bright light onto the resin to cure it. Then, they put the finishing touches on the tooth by filing it down and polishing it. The entire process takes about 30-60 minutes per tooth.
What are the benefits of composite resin for fillings and bondings?
Composite resin provides a great alternative to veneers, crowns, and amalgam fillings. Some of the advantages of composite resin include:
- Color-matching that blends in with your natural teeth
- Durability that stands up to normal chewing function
- Painlessness which requires no anesthetic
- Minimal preparation and damage to the enamel
- Completion in one office visit
You can brush and floss your composite fillings and bondings just like you do for your other teeth. They don’t require any special care outside of your routine. Unlike veneers, your composite fillings and bondings are also repairable if they get chipped.
If you're unhappy with the way your teeth look, call Fairfax Corner Dental or book an appointment online to learn how composite fillings and bonding can give you a more beautiful smile.
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