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Do you ever feel ashamed of your smile? Do you yearn for a radiant, attractive smile that you can be proud of? If your teeth have aesthetic flaws, consider asking Dr. Rita D. Wright about dental bonding in Woodbridge, Virginia. This cosmetic dental procedure may be just what you’ve been looking for.

What is dental bonding?
Dental bonding is the application of a tooth-colored material to repair a tooth (or teeth) that is damaged or that has flaws in its appearance.

Why is it used?
Dental bonding is often used to repair chipped teeth. Bonding may also be recommended for an individual with gaps between the teeth or for a tooth that is noticeably smaller than the other teeth. If your teeth are badly stained, our doctor may suggest dental bonding.

Am I a candidate?
The bonding material is porous, so it is susceptible to staining. Because of this, if you drink coffee regularly or are a smoker, dental bonding may not be for you. Also, dental bonding isn’t as strong as natural teeth. If you tend to bite your nails or pens, or to chew ice, dental bonding may not be the best choice for you.

What should I expect?
When you come to Wright Smile Center of Woodbridge for dental bonding treatment, our doctor will use a solution to roughen the surface of the tooth or teeth. This allows for ideal bonding to take place. A shade of bonding material is selected that either matches that of your natural teeth or that lightens the appearance of the tooth or teeth. The material is then applied to the tooth or teeth and shaped and sculpted for an aesthetic result. Then a special light is used to harden the material in place.

We welcome you to contact our office at 703-878-7883 to learn more and to schedule your next visit. We look forward to helping you reach your dream smile!