Cosmetic dental bonding is one of the simpler and more affordable ways to enhance a person’s smile. It can treat decayed, chipped, and discolored teeth with a simple moldable putty that can be hardened into any shape. Bonding also works well when closing a gap between two front teeth or reshaping a crooked tooth.
Our team at Sugarloaf Signature Dentistry uses bonding to make your dream smile shine. Call us today to learn more and schedule a consultation!
Dental bonding is a procedure that is used to repair and restore teeth that are chipped, cracked, discolored, or misaligned. Our dentists use a bonding material that is a tooth-colored composite resin. The resin is applied to the affected area and hardened with a light or laser.
Bonding is not only used to improve the aesthetics of your smile but can also help prevent further damage because it seals the damaged area from bacteria and debris.
Do you have a tooth that needs to be repaired? Composite bonding could be a great solution for your oral needs! Contact us today to meet with our dentists and get your teeth looking better!
How Much Is Composite Bonding?
The cost of dental bonding can vary depending on the extent of the procedure and the type of material used.
Some insurance plans may cover a portion of the cost. It is best to contact your insurance provider to find out if they offer any coverage for this cosmetic dental treatment.
Preparing Your Smile for Composite Bonding
Very little prep work is needed to get a patient ready for tooth bonding. Our dentists will clean your teeth to make sure the area is free from plaque and tartar.
If there is a cavity present, our dentist will fill it in before it is bonded. Sometimes we may need to reshape the tooth to have it ready for the composite bonding.
What Happens During the Composite Bonding Treatment?
Our dentist will begin by roughing up the tooth with coarse paper to create a textured surface. This allows the bonding agent to better adhere to the tooth.
Next, our dentist will apply the bonding agent with a brush before curing it with an LED light for 10–20 seconds. Our dentists are skilled as they shape the bonded tooth to create realistic contours and grooves in the tooth.
Come experience the simple and quick composite bonding treatment at our office! Call us today to schedule your appointment!
The lifespan of a patient’s bonding will depend on several different factors. It is important to brush and floss daily as well as visit the dentist regularly to make sure your bonding lasts longer.
Keep in mind that bonding isn’t as tough as the natural enamel on your tooth. It can chip or break and might need to be replaced down the road. On average, bonding can last 5–10 years.
Composite Bonding vs. Porcelain Veneers
You might be considering cosmetic dentistry to fix a distracting chip or gap in your teeth or brighten stained or discolored teeth. There are several cosmetic procedures available to create your dream smile. Two common procedures that people might look into are dental bonding and dental veneers.
Dental veneers are made of thin porcelain material. Their shape is specifically made to fit seamlessly over your teeth and create a natural look that blends in with the surrounding teeth.
A veneer can be used to hide one discolored or injured tooth to create a healthy white smile that does not fade. A small portion of your tooth is removed so that the veneer fits snugly and gives you a smooth and even look.
The process of getting veneers is generally painless but might require a few visits to get an accurate fit that will last a lifetime.
Dental bonding is a cosmetic dental procedure where the surface of the tooth is prepared, and a new resin is applied directly on top. After the resin hardens, it is polished and shaped to complete the desired look.
Unlike porcelain veneers, composite bonding is not made to last forever. Composite bonding can last anywhere from 5–10 years depending on how well you take care of your teeth.
Get the Smile You’ll Love with Composite Bonding!
Composite bonding is an easy and simple treatment to correct those tooth imperfections that are driving you crazy. Call us today to meet with our dentists to get a smile you’ll love!