What is bonding?

Composite bonding, which is also known as cosmetic or dental bonding, is a simple, conservative way to quickly make cosmetic improvements to your smile. If you are looking for a cosmetic dental solution that is fast and noninvasive, composite bonding may be just what you need. During the bonding process, our dentists place a tooth-colored material called composite resin onto the tooth surface. They then shape this resin, which is malleable when first applied, to fit your tooth. The bonding is hardened with a special light, and finally Dr. Niles and Dr. Niles-Smith polish and trim the bonding to blend in with your smile. In most cases, dental bonding in Woodbridge, Virginia, can be finished in only one comfortable visit to our office.

Do I need bonding?

Our dentists may recommend composite bonding if you are interested in a conservative treatment to enhance your smile’s beauty. Unlike veneers, bonding typically requires little to no tooth preparation, and it is generally more affordable than veneers as well. With dental bonding, we are able to correct imperfections like chipped or cracked teeth, irregularly shaped teeth, spaces and gaps between teeth, discolored teeth, or exposed tooth roots. To find out if dental bonding is right for you, we welcome you to call or visit our team at Niles Dental today.