Dental Bonding, an artistic way to repair small chips and gaps
Dental bonding is a convenient option for repairing minor imperfections in your smile. It takes almost no time at all and all you need is a desire for a better smile! For many, dental bonding is the best teeth whitening option. Find out if dental bonding can help you!
This procedure typically requires the least amount of time and sometimes anesthetic isn’t even needed! A special material is placed on the tooth and cured so that it hardens and bonds directly to your tooth surface. The tooth and resin material are then shaped to blend naturally.
What is the dental bonding procedure?
Dental bonding can be used to correct chips, small gaps, and tooth discoloration. If dental bonding is used in conjunction with removing decay, the anesthetic will be administered first. You may also need anesthetic if the imperfection is too deep as your comfort is our priority. If you are just fixing gaps in your teeth, you may not need any at all. Once you are numb and comfortable, Dr. Alderman or Dr. Burbach may roughen up the surface to give the material something to bond better to. A tooth-colored resin material will be placed on the tooth to cover the imperfection, and then cured with a special dental light to harden the material. This resin composite material is matched to your teeth to ensure it blends in with your smile naturally. Once cured, the tooth or teeth will be shaped and smoothed for a beautiful, aesthetically pleasing result.
What are the advantages of dental bonding?
Dental bonding is the typically the most cost effective cosmetic solution, and sometimes the best teeth whitening solution. Coupled with seeing an affordable dentist at NorthStar Dental, it is a very budget-conscious solution to correct minor imperfections. Bonding is also a procedure that produces the most immediate results. Dental bonding is completed in one visit as opposed to crowns and dental veneers which take at least two visits.
Can dental bonding work for teeth with gaps?
Absolutely! Bonding is the most cost effective procedures to fix smaller gaps between teeth.
What are the disadvantages of dental bonding?
While it is the most conservative treatment option, some teeth need more coverage or support requiring a veneer or porcelain crown instead. The bonding material can also discolor or stain over time because it is more porous, unlike porcelain crowns and dental veneers. Dental bonding on front teeth do have a tendency to chip with age or if you are not careful. As with most cosmetic procedures, a mouth guard will be recommended if you are a grinder, clench your teeth, or play sports.
What is the cost of composite bonding?
Many dental insurances cover most composite bonding. We offer affordable payment options, and for patients without dental insurance, we offer Lincoln Dental Plan. Lincoln Dental Plan is a discount dental plan that can help you to have affordable dentistry.
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