Composite Fillings & Bonding Specialist

Aura Dentistry

Dentists located in McLean, VA

If you want to enhance the look of your smile, composite bonding might be right for you. At Aura Dentistry, Dr. Negar Tehrani and Dr. Chang Yi can advise you when considering this procedure. If you live in McLean, Virginia or the surrounding area, call the office or book an appointment using the online agent to learn more about composite resin bonding.

Composite Fillings & Bonding Q & A

Aura Dentistry

What is composite bonding?

Cosmetic dentists Dr. Yi and Dr. Tehrani offer this procedure that involves shaping and molding composite resin onto your teeth to give them a straighter and whiter appearance. It’s not a procedure that improves a crooked bite, but it enhances the look of generally healthy, straight teeth.

What types of conditions can cosmetic bonding address?

Cosmetic bonding can quickly resolve numerous aesthetic oral issues. These include:

  • Gapped teeth
  • Stained teeth or fillings
  • Chipped teeth
  • Minor cavities
  • Misshapen teeth
  • Teeth that are too large or too small

What are the advantages of composite bonding?

Composite bonding enhances your smile in one visit, while other procedures, such as porcelain veneers, can sometimes take two or more visits. There’s no need to send an imprint or image of your mouth off to a laboratory for fabrication of crowns or veneers.

Dental bonding is also relatively inexpensive compared to other cosmetic procedures. Very little of your existing enamel is removed to apply the bonding, and anesthesia is often not required.

What happens during a dental bonding procedure?

During dental bonding, Dr. Yi or Dr. Tehrani applies a tooth-colored, putty-like resin to your teeth. It’s shaped to repair any cracks or chips and hide other imperfections and irregularities.

The doctors customize the color of the resin to match your natural teeth or whiten it slightly to add brightness to your smile. The doctors use a special light to harden the putty; then it’s shaped and polished to reveal a sparkling smile.

You can trust the experienced dentists at Aura Dentistry to expertly shape and mold the resin to create a natural, aesthetically-pleasing appearance.

How do I care for bonded teeth?

Care for bonded teeth just as you do for your natural teeth. Brush at least two times a day, floss once daily, and keep up with regular professional cleanings and checkups. You don’t have to follow any other special care procedures.

When you want a fast, impressive change in the look of your smile, call the office of Aura Dentistry, or use the online agent to book an appointment to discuss composite bonding.