At Cattafesta Family & Cosmetic Dentistry, we offer several different cosmetic options to our patients.
Our composite resins will be carefully chosen to exactly match your teeth. Gapped teeth can also be corrected with tooth bonding such as composite fillings. Gaps in teeth can usually lead to a “food trap” and tend to be a breeding ground for conditions like gingivitis and periodontitis. With cosmetic services such as composite fillings, Dr. Cattafesta will fill this gap and maintain the healthy structure of your teeth.
Tooth bonding is also an option for those who have decayed, cracked, or chipped teeth. This service can also lengthen teeth if they appear too short.
Frequently Asked Questions About Tooth Bonding in Herndon
What does the tooth bonding procedure consist of?
Tooth bonding requires little in-advance preparation. Anesthesia is usually not necessary unless a decayed tooth is being filled in.
Is there anything in particular I need to keep in mind after the tooth bonding procedure?
Dr. Cattafesta will go over all the steps necessary to care for your teeth after the procedure, but generally all that is advised is to keep up good oral hygiene and with your regular dental check-up appointments. However, in order to avoid chipping your bonding, we recommend not:
- Biting your fingernails
- Chewing on pens or other hard objects
- Using your teeth to open objects (opening bottles)
How long does the bonding last?
The bonding can last anywhere between three to ten years. However, a tooth bond’s longevity does depend on how well a patient cares for his or her teeth and how much bonding was done.
If anything feels odd with your bonded teeth, contact the office of Dr. Cattafesta.
Tooth Color Fillings
Here at Cattafesta Family & Cosmetic Dentistry, we are proud to offer invisible fillings for our patients.
Everyone wants to have a smile of which they can be proud. However, many people have fillings that are quite noticeable when they open their mouths.
What Are Fillings?
Fillings are used to protect your mouth from cavities. After removing the diseased parts of the tooth and tissue, we fill in the holes with a substance that seals your tooth. This stops the decay and doesn’t allow more to occur. We can also fill in parts of your tooth that are damaged to reshape your tooth.
We Offer Invisible Fillings
Unfortunately, fillings are usually quite noticeable because many dentists use a filling substance that is dark or even silver colored. Luckily for you, we offer invisible fillings, which look much more natural.
By using the latest advances in dentistry, we are able to offer fillings that are tooth colored. Before we even get started, we match the color of the filling material to the color of your teeth so that your fillings will not be not visible.
Even better, using tooth-colored fillings is safer. With the latest advances in technology, the new fillings are even stronger than traditional ones. They effectively seal the gap between the restoration and your tooth. They are less likely to decay or break down.
We Can Replace Your Current Fillings
If you are unhappy with your current fillings, we can remove them and give you natural-looking fillings in their place. You deserve to have a smile that you can be proud of, and we will help you achieve that goal!
If you have any questions about invisible fillings, don’t hesitate to contact us today at 703-620-4050.