All Virginia Family Dentistry General Dentistry locations have dentists who perform bonding procedures. If you are interested in bonding, please schedule an appointment with the location most convenient to you.
What is bonding?
Bonding is an alternative to veneers, and can be used as a restorative procedure for teeth that are chipped, cracked, discolored or misarranged. Bonding is applying a tooth-colored material to fill in gaps or change the color of teeth.
How does the bonding process work?
The tooth is prepared for the procedure by lightly etching the surface and applying a bonding liquid. Once the liquid sets, a plastic resin is applied and sculpted into the desired shape by the dentist. Once set, the resin is trimmed, smoothed and polished to a natural appearance.
How long the procedure take?
The bonding procedure can often be completed in a single office visit, and can improve the appearance of a tooth significantly. However, since the plastic resin used is not as strong as your natural tooth enamel, it is more likely to stain, chip or break than natural teeth.
How long does bonding last?
Bonding typically lasts three to five years before need of repair. Bonding can also be removed or rebonded if needed.
If you are interested in bonding, please schedule an appointment with the location most convenient to you.