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What Is Tooth Bonding & What Can It Do For Me?

What Is Tooth Bonding?

Dental bonding is a cosmetic dentistry procedure in which tooth-colored composite material is applied to a tooth, sculpted into shape, hardened, and polished. Dental bonding is ideal for small cosmetic dentistry work, such as repairing a broken, chipped tooth, closing gaps between teeth or even reshaping of a tooth. Dental bonding is also used as a filling for small cavities because it’s more cosmetically appealing than silver fillings.

What Issues Can Tooth Bonding Fix?

  • Chipped, cracked, or fractured teeth
  • Gapped teeth
  • Discolored or stained teeth
  • Misshapen teeth
  • Worn or broken teeth
  • Fill A Cavity

Benefits Of Tooth Bonding

  • Inexpensive
    • The average cost of dental bonding in significantly less expensive than other cosmetic procedures such as porcelain veneers.
  • Quick
    • Dental bonding typically requires only one visit to our Northern Virginia office. The entire process can be accomplished in under sixty minutes per tooth. Of course, each patient is different, so the length of the procedure can vary by patient.
  • Natural Look
    • The tooth bonding material is created to match your natural tooth color. This means that your closest friends and family will most likely not even be able to tell that you received treatment to your smile.

Does Tooth Bonding Require Special After Care Once The Procedure Is Completed?

Bonded teeth do not require special care once the procedure is completed. Simply follow good oral hygiene practices just as you normally would. Always brush your teeth at least twice a day, floss at least once a day, use mouthwash once or twice a day, and visit our team at Westover Dentistry for regular check-ups and professional cleanings at least once every six months.


If you would like to explore your cosmetic dentistry options to repair your less than perfect smile, and how can tooth bonding can be used to restore your smile. Visit our team at Westover Dentistry for a consultation. To schedule an appointment, call (703) 495-2247 or request an appointment online.