Dental Bonding: A Dental Art
Have small chips or gaps in your teeth? Many people do. But did you know that dental bonding is a simple, almost instant fix to this problem? Here at Preserve, we’ve mastered this art. We’ll have you smiling brightly again in no time!
Bonding is a super convenient option for anyone with small chips and gaps in their teeth. We often don’t even need to use anesthetic. We use a resin material on your teeth that cures and hardens on the surface of your tooth. This bond can also be shaped to blend in naturally with your other teeth.
Whether you’re a new patient to us or you’ve been here the whole time, we’re glad to talk you through your options. Feel free to reach out with any questions you may have, and we’ll be happy to try to answer. We’re also eager to help you find the most affordable options out there, which often is dental bonding. It’s also effective, and we’ve had many satisfied patients in the past. Bonding is a versatile, affordable dental option for many circumstances, and we’re proud to offer it at Preserve.
The Basics of Dental Bonding
Dental bonding is straight-forward. We use it often to correct small chips and gaps in a person’s smile. Sometimes during the procedure, we also remove decay when performing this procedure. If that’s the case, we’ll start by administering a light anesthetic. If an imperfection is very deep, we’ll also use an anesthetic. We want to ensure your comfort before doing anything, so this is important to note.
Then, Dr. Alderman will create a slightly rough texture on your tooth to help strengthen the bond. She’ll then place a tooth-colored resin on the tooth. This will cover the imperfection. Finally, she’ll use a dental light to harden the bonding material. The resin composite material will be matched to the shade of your teeth, so it’ll blend in seamlessly. Once it’s been cured, the tooth will be smoothed out and shaped to produce a beautiful result.
Dental bonding is often used as a method of instant orthodontics. For those looking to avoid braces, this is often a possibility. While you don’t necessarily need to fix crooked or gapped teeth in every case, it’s usually a good idea. It can help promote better oral hygiene and ultimately save you money in the future. In many cases, we’ll recommend bonding as an inexpensive alternative to braces.
Benefits of Dental Bonding
Dental bonding is among the most cost-effective cosmetic solutions. It can also be a great option for professional teeth whitening in certain circumstances. It’s a great budget-friendly solution for small problems in a person’s smile. Unlike dental veneers, crowns, or other solutions, dental bonding only takes a single appointment to complete.
Drawbacks of Dental Bonding
Dental bonding may be the most conservative option for treating small imperfections. However, sometimes teeth need greater coverage for their issues. In these cases, our dentists will recommend a dental veneer or a porcelain crown instead. It’s also possible for the bonding material to become discolored or stain over time. This happens because it’s a more porous material than porcelain crowns or bridges. That makes it more susceptible to staining and discoloration. It’s also possible for dental bonds to crack in the long run if you aren’t careful. Like any cosmetic procedure, we often recommend a mouth guard if you grind or clench your teeth.
Cost of Composite Bonding
Luckily, dental bonding is covered by many insurance companies. However, it’s important for you to pay attention to your dental insurance plan to make sure. If it’s covered by insurance, you won’t have to pay anything. If it isn’t, or you don’t have insurance, it will depend on the scenario. We offer several payment plan options for those who need to pay out of pocket.
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