Fix Broken or Chipped Teeth With Dental Bonding
With modern advances in dentistry, there’s no reason to deal with the suffering and embarrassment caused by chipped, cracked, or gapped teeth. Leaving such issues unresolved can lead to more severe problems with your teeth, so it is important to address these problems at their onset. Often dental bonding, also known as tooth boding can solve these issues.
Bonding, also known as Dental Bonding, or Tooth Bonding is an easy and effective way to fix a chipped, discolored, decayed, or misshaped tooth. The process involves a durable tooth-colored material, carefully molded onto your teeth to fit your mouth, being applied and hardened with a special LED light. This process bonds the material to your teeth, extending, filling, or recoloring your teeth and enhancing your smile.
Considering Dental Bonding?
Dental Bonding is an easy and cost-effective procedure for the following cases:
- Decayed teeth and cavities
- Chipped or cracked teeth
- Filling space between teeth
- Reshaping your teeth
- Protecting the roots of your teeth after receding gum lines
If you are experiencing any of these problems, tooth bonding is a short and relatively painless procedure.
What Does the Dental Tooth Bonding Procedure Entail?
There are two main steps in the Dental Bonding procedure: the preparation of the bonding material, and the bonding itself. The first step is picking the perfect shade of plastic resin to match the color of your teeth. Next, the surface of your teeth will be roughened and a special adhesive solution is applied to hold the colored mold. Your tooth-specific colored resin is then applied to your teeth and shaped and smoothed to your desired satisfaction, always crafted to match the appearance of your existing smile. The material is then hardened by an LED light, unnoticeable to the outside eye, and after several days, smooth to your tongues touch.
Why Dental Bonding?
Like any medical undertaking, it is important to holistically understand the benefits of the procedure before receiving it. Dental Bonding is the most cost efficient and least time consuming cosmetic dental procedure. Vaneers and Crown must both be manufactured to fit your teeth in a lab, while bonding happens in your dentist’s chair, and can usually be completed in one visit. Also, anesthesia is usually not necessary in this procedure, making Dental Bonding quick and painless.
The material used for Dental Bonding, however, is not as stain resistant as Crowns, so this procedure is usually a shorter- term solution compared to Veneers, Crowns, or Fillings.
As always, it is important to consult your dentist when evaluating the right procedure for your cosmetic dental needs.
How Much Does Tooth Bonding Cost
In general it’s hard to give an accurate one-size-fits all figure, as the cost of tooth bonding is largely dependent on how much reshaping needs to be done. That said, tooth bonding can be one of the more affordable cosmetic dental solutions, as it is less costly than veneers, but can also reshape your teeth.
How Long Does Dental Bonding Last?
A well done composite dental bonding in general is said by manufacturers to last up to 10 years if properly cared for. After which, your dentist may need to make some adjustments or add in new bonding material. While the materials used by our office have evolved significantly over the years, virtually nothing is as strong as your natural enamel. Because of that you’ll want to avoid things like chewing ice, hard candy and other similar foods that have the potential to chip teeth.
Looking to Get Started Dental Bonging and Your New Smile?
Schedule a free consultation today with Star Dental. We’ve been creating beautiful smiles using dental bonding for decades, and have constantly advanced our technique as new materials became available, making us able to offer you state of the art treatment solutions.