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At Gentle Care Dentists in Arlington, we’ve helped hundreds of people improve their smile through dental bonding and white filling/cavity filling procedures. Dental bonding has become a popular method of enhancing the aesthetics of your smile and it can be used as a filling after a cavity or to cover up stains on discolored teeth. White fillings are a popular procedure for our dental patients because our professional dentists are able to transform discolored teeth to perfectly match the natural color of your pearly whites. If you’re interested in learning more about our innovative dental procedures or you’d like to schedule an appointment, contact Gentle Care Dentists today!

Cavity Filling – White Dental Fillings

Cavity fillings restore a tooth that has been damaged by decay back to normal. A cavity filling closes off the space where bacteria can enter the tooth and helps prevent further decay. During a cavity filling the dentist will remove the decayed tooth material, clean the affected area, and then fill the cavity with filling material.

White dental fillings have been around since the 1980s and they are a very nice alternative to the classic silver fillings. At Gentle Care Dentists in Arlington, we utilize the latest and safest dental filling procedures on all of our patients using composite resin. A composite filling is a delicate mixture of materials that is used to help restore teeth and improve your smile. Once your dentist has determined that white cavity fillings are the best solution for you, they’ll blend shades of white to create a tooth color that is nearly identical to your natural color. Not only will white cavity fillings help to prevent future tooth breakage, they can help with excessive temperature changes that you may be sensitive to as well. Please note that we also provide a two-year guarantee on all of our fillings.

Tooth Bonding For Dental Restoration

Many of our dental patients have benefitted from tooth bonding procedures. Tooth bonding is the unique application of a tooth-colored resin using adhesives and a high intensity curing light. This particular dental procedure gets its name simply because the materials are literally bonded to the tooth. Often used for cosmetic and restoration purposes, tooth bonding can improve the appearance of chipped and discolored teeth. This dental procedure can also be used to close spaces in between teeth if you have gaps. Tooth bonding is an excellent way to protect a damaged tooth that can even enhance the appearance of your smile. Your dentist may recommend tooth bonding for the following dental issues:

  • You need to repair a decayed tooth
  • You have chipped or cracked teeth
  • You want to improve the appearance of discolored or yellow teeth
  • You want to close spaces in between teeth
  • You need to protect your tooth’s root
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The Dental Bonding Procedure

When you visit Gentle Care Dentists for a dental bonding procedure, we’ll do everything we can to ensure your visit is comfortable. Dental bonding takes little to no preparation, and the use of anesthesia is often not necessary unless it has been recommended by your dentist. The beauty of dental bonding is that your dentist will be able to match the exact shade of your existing teeth to ensure your smile looks perfect upon completion. There are two main forms of dental bonding which we will discuss below.

Direct Composite Bonding

Direct composite bonding involves the implementation of tooth-colored composites (white or natural looking materials) to fill cavities, repair chips or to close gaps between teeth. This type of dental bonding is among the most popular in our Arlington office.

Adhesive Bonding

Adhesive bonding is the process of attaching a restored area to a tooth. This method of bonding is often used for esthetic crowns, porcelain veneers, bridges, and inlays and onlays. The tooth-colored resin is applied to the tooth and molded until it is the desired shape.

At Gentle Care Dentists, we want you to feel strong and confident with your natural smile. If you’re looking for a dentist to perform cavity fillings or dental bonding in Arlington, VA, contact us today!