Tooth bonding is a cosmetic solution for repairing minor damage or cosmetic concerns. Reston VA cosmetic dentist Dr. Datta Malyavantham may recommend dental bonding for younger patients looking for a cost-effective treatment option or for patients of any age unable to commit to a more permanent treatment such as dental veneers.
Dental bonding can be used to address a range of cosmetic and dental health concerns. Tooth bonding can also seal out bacteria preventing future decay or damage. Ridgetop Dental provides dental bonding as a semi-permanent cosmetic treatment option for restoring the appearance of a damaged smile.
Tooth bonding is most commonly used to treat:
Gaps between teeth
Dr. Datta is a highly trained cosmetic dentist in Reston, VA. He has been providing patients with natural-looking, personalized smile makeovers for over 10 years. Tooth bonding should only be performed by an experienced cosmetic dentist since the work is done freehand without the use of molds or impressions. Dr. Datta continues to advance his education and remains at the forefront of digital dental technology.
Caring for your Bonded Teeth
The most important thing to know about your bonded teeth is that they are more likely to stain compared to other restorations. You should avoid tea, coffee, red wine and smoking as much as possible. These things will easily stain the bonding material just as they would your natural teeth. While bonded teeth can be stained, they cannot, however, be lightened. Caring for teeth that have been bonded is similar to caring for your other teeth. You should brush and floss daily and visit our dentist office twice a year for a routine checkup and cleaning. With proper care and maintenance, your newly bonded teeth should last up to ten years.
Dr. Datta is a fantastic dentist. as a networking engineer I am always fascinated by the technology that he uses and appreciate the fact that he stays current and is always improving his skills. He is out of network for…Robert
I cannot recommend this practice highly enough. Dr. Datta and Dr. Shaw are excellent, their work is top-notch. The office feels relaxed and peaceful and the staff is warm and welcoming.Judy
We have been visiting Ridgetop Dental in Reston for more than year and I can tell that we have been very happy with the care we have been receiving from Dr. Datta, Dr. Shaw and Hygienist Roya. Office interiors looks…Prasad
Tooth Bonding What to Expect
Tooth bonding is a minimally invasive procedure that is typically completed in a single visit to our Reston, VA dentist office. The procedure should take less than an hour to complete. We will choose a composite resin color that is close to the color of your natural teeth.
Your Ridgetop dentist will prepare the treated teeth by removing a minimal amount of tooth structure. The surface of the tooth will be gently roughened slightly and then a conditioning liquid is applied that allows the resin to bond with the tooth. The composite resin material is placed directly on the prepared teeth. The dentist will mold the material into the desired shape. Keeping open communication with the patient, your dentist will work with you to ensure you are satisfied with the appearance of your bonding.
The final bonding is cured using a specially designed light that activates the hardening agent. Your dentist then polishes the dental bonding to a natural luster for beautiful results.
Dental bonding requires no additional daily maintenance outside of your standard oral health routine. Brushing and flossing as well as visiting the dentist twice a year can keep surrounding tooth and gum tissue healthy and prolong your results. Dental bonding is typically touched up or replaced every ten years.