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What Is Cosmetic Dental Bonding???

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Cosmetic Dental bonding on front teeth is an excellent method for repairing minor imperfections such as chips and stains. It can also be used to fill gaps between the teeth . Although no cosmetic dentistry procedure can take the place of good oral and periodontal hygiene, dental bonding can brighten your smile quickly and easily.

Cosmetic Dental bonding or composites can be used for fillings for back teeth, that traditionally been made of amalgam. In the past, amalgam, compound of metals has a dark color. Until recently there was no material as strong as amalgam for fillings on back teeth. Now by using composites,the family team Dr Michael Wright, Dr. Maria Wright and Dr. Treva Willis are able to provide your teeth with same tooth colored fillings. Tooth colored fillings appear more natural and the bonding process can strengthen the teeth.

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What are some of the most common benefits of cosmetic dental bonding?
Cosmetic dental bonding, a composite is applied to the tooth and then sculpted and shaped to cover damaged areas or to fill in gaps. This material comes in several shades so it can be matched to the natural color of your tooth. Cosmetic bonding usually requires only one visit, so it is less time consuming, less expensive than other tooth restoration methods.

How long do bonded fillings last?
There are many variables including size, location, and biting forces that can affect the filling’s longevity but generally speaking between 7 and 10 years. It’s important to brush and floss all your teeth on a regular basis.

What is the difference between cosmetic bonded teeth and porcelain veneers?
Both can be used for similar problems such as spaces or discolored teeth but veneers will generally last longer and look better.

Care for your cosmetically bonded teeth

For several weeks after your visit, some patients experience some sensitivity in the treated tooth, but this should diminish with time. To maintain the best results , it is important to practice good oral hygiene.

Please Follow these steps to care for your teeth after bonding:

  • Keep your teeth clean by brushing and flossing regularly.
  • Schedule regular professional cleanings by making your follow up appointments before you leave your cosmetic bonding visit.
  • Use gentle toothpastes that are safe for bonded teeth. Ask our staff for recommendations.
  • Slice hard foods like apples and carrots before eating them, don't bite into hard objects.
  • Avoid chewing on hard objects like candy,fingernails, pencils, or paperclips.

Now is the time to take the first step to your beautiful smile! Please contact our office today to schedule your private dental consultation in our exclusively comfortable, state of the art downtown Bethesda, Maryland office.(click here to watch our office tour). Learn more about Prosthodontist Dr. Michael Wright, and Exceptional Cosmetic, Pankey Trained Dentists Dr. Maria Wright and Dr. Treva Willis We accept many insurance plans and will help with patient financing options We have free parking in our building garage for your convenience.

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In order to gain a refreshed image, you and your dentist must be on the same page! This is why your initial consultation is so important. During this one-on-one meeting with our dentists, you have the option to ask any questions you'd like. We will help you understand the specific procedure or treatment you are considering.

Our dentists possess the talent to design and develop smiles that are not only beautiful, but a comfortable transition for the patient. The Smile Design Studio's wealth of knowledge has helped to create and sustain some of the most stunning smiles.

"We build long-lasting dental relationships one smile at a time"