Dental Bonding:
“The Artistic Way to Repair Chips and Gaps”

If you’re looking to fix minor flaws in your smile, you’ve come to the right place. You should consider dental bonding, as it has the potential to completely change the way your smile looks.

Dental bonding is a convenient option for repairing minor imperfections in your smile. Find out if dental bonding can help you!

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What is the dental bonding procedure? Your Lincoln dentist answers…

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 because your comfort is our top priority. If you are just fixing gaps in your teeth, you may not need any at all. Once you are numb and comfortable, our Lincoln dentist 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 dental light to harden the material. This resin composite material is matched to your teeth to ensure that it blends in with your smile naturally. Once cured, the tooth or teeth will be shaped and smoothed for beautiful, aesthetically pleasing results.

Advantages of Dental Bonding

Dental bonding is typically a very cost effective cosmetic 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 immediate results. Dental bonding can be completed in one visit as opposed to crowns and dental veneers which take at least two visits.

Disadvantages of Dental Bonding

While bonding is the most conservative treatment option, some teeth need more coverage or support requiring a veneer or porcelain crown. 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.

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Frequently Asked Questions about Dental Bonding

When searching for the perfect fix for your smile, it can be easy to get caught up in the many options. Dental bonding is one of the most convenient, simple options out there. If you’re thinking about dental bonding, be sure to weigh your options first so you know what you’re getting into. The following frequently asked questions will help you narrow down the options and choose a great solution for you.

Can dental bonding work for teeth with gaps? Your Lincoln dentist answers…

Bonding is a great option to fix smaller gaps between teeth. In fact, many of our patients elect to have dental bonding instead of more extensive procedures like veneers, crowns, or even braces. An excellent way to find out what solution is right for you is to set up a consultation with us by calling 402-742-0000 or by scheduling online 24/7.

How long does dental bonding last? Your Lincoln dentist answers..

Dental bonding is not a permanent option because bonding tends to change color and stain easily over time. However, if well cared for, bonding has the potential to last up to three years. Although dental bonding makes teeth appear different, they don’t prevent plaque from building up. For this reason, it’s essential to continue taking great care of your teeth, even after having them bonded.

What is the cost of composite bonding? Your Lincoln dentist answers. 

The cost of composite bonding varies significantly. Like with many dental procedures, it’s difficult to give an accurate estimate without first seeing a person’s teeth. With that being said though, dental bonding is typically much more affordable than other cosmetic dentistry options. In general, bonding can range anywhere from $100 to about $500. However, to get a more accurate estimate, be sure to schedule a consultation with us today.

Is dental bonding covered by insurance? Your Lincoln dentist answers…

Most dental insurance companies cover composite bonding. If yours doesn’t, we do offer affordable monthly dental payment options.

What’s a great alternative to dental bonding? Your Lincoln dentist answers…

While there are many alternatives to dental bonding, we believe veneers are the most versatile. They cost slightly more than bonding procedures, but they can cover a multitude of small-scale dental problems. They can cover up chips, cracks, breaks, gaps, and several other minor flaws in a person’s smile. However, each situation is a different. The particular solution that you will be able to use to fix small flaws in your smile depends upon a variety of factors. Be sure to talk to your Lincoln dentist about which solution is right for you.

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