Foxhall Smiles provides tooth bonding to treat minor cosmetic concerns and tooth damage for patients in our Washington, D.C. dentist office. Dr. Catanzano is dedicated to finding solutions to the cosmetic and restorative dental problems of our patients. He will collaborate with you to make sure that treatment aligns with your personal goals while supporting your long term dental health.
Dental bonding is a cosmetic dental option for repairing teeth that are chipped, cracked, fractured, stained, discolored, and misshapen. In addition, tooth bonding can be used to stabilize the tooth root. Patients who do not want a permanent restoration benefit from dental bonding. Learn about the ideal candidate for tooth bonding as well as the bonding process below:
Is Dental Bonding Right For Me?
Many Dentist believe that for some patients, Tooth bonding is the best solution for treating minor to moderate tooth damage. Dr. Catanzano may also recommend dental crowns or a tooth extraction for patients with severe cases of tooth damage. Before treatment, our Washington DC dentist will examine your teeth and gums, taking your budget, goals, and health into consideration.
Dr. Catanzano may use digital imaging to accurately view the teeth and gums and ensure that treatment runs smoothly. If you think that you would be a good candidate for tooth bonding, call 202-315-2188.
Dental Bonding Treatment
Prior to treatment, Dr. Catanzano may use a local anesthetic to numb the affected area. He then applies a special solution to the affected tooth to create an adequate bonding surface. A tooth-colored resin is shaped until the desired aesthetic is reached. After the resin is formed and molded, the bonded material is cured using a special UV light. After the bonded tooth is cured, it is gently polished and shined to create a seamless finish.
Patients can enjoy their new bonded smile immediately after their appointment. A bonded tooth can last many years with proper care and maintenance. Be sure to practice proper oral hygiene to maintain your dental health and protect the teeth.
Tooth Bonding FAQs
Learn the answers to frequent questions about Tooth Bonding:
How long does tooth bonding last?
Tooth bonding is not permanent. Tooth bonding material can last between three and ten years. After three to ten years, a dentist will need to touch up existing bonding or replace it with new bonding material.
Can tooth bonding fix crooked teeth?
Yes, your dentist can use dental bonding to repair crooked teeth. Additionally, for some patients, the dentist can use bonding as a better alternative to braces.
Does tooth bonding hurt?
The tooth bonding procedure is mostly painless. Most patients won’t need pain medication. However, you may experience tooth sensitivity to heat and cold. If a patient does feel any pain or discomfort after the procedure, they can take over-the-counter medication.
Can a Dentist remove dental bonding?
Yes. The dentist will remove dental bonding with a unique type of sandpaper, which he will place on a small rotating disc. Your dentist will use this tool to remove all of the bonding material from your teeth. Most people will never realize you had the procedure.
Does tooth bonding look natural?
An experienced cosmetic dentist will make sure your teeth bonding procedure produces a natural looking tooth or teeth.
Does tooth bonding hurt?
A dental bonding procedure should be relatively pain-free. This is because the dentist is working on the surface of your teeth. However, if your dentist used a bond to repair a cavity, you may experience some pain and discomfort. The dentist may recommend a pain killer if this happens. Overall, most patients experience little to no discomfort. Overall, most patients experience little to no discomfort.
Request a Dental Exam and Consultation
Call Foxhall Smiles today at 202-315-2188. You can also schedule a dental exam and consultation with Dr. Catanzano and his professional dental team on our website. Our staff aims to give patients a comfortable and relaxing dental visit every time they come to our Washington, D.C. office.