An Easy Option- Dental Bonding:
If you need minor smile improvements, dental bonding is a great option to consider. Dental bonding is a simple, convenient, and cost-effective way to improve the look of your teeth and protect them from future damage if a tooth has a chip or crack. We receive questions about our dental bonding procedure fairly often, so we have provided a list of common questions we receive and the valuable information we can offer concerning our bonding practices.
What is bonding?
Bonding is a malleable substance applied to your teeth to repair damage, which is then cured until solid. By using a tooth-colored composite resin material that blends in with nearby teeth, bonding can be used on decayed, cracked, chipped, discolored, or uneven teeth to make them look shapelier and more attractive. In some cases, bonding is used as an alternative to silver amalgam fillings. Bonding does not take long and can be applied in one visit, right here at our office in Florence, KY.
What are the benefits of dental bonding?
Bonding is one of the easiest cosmetic improvements available. It is also generally incredibly affordable. The composite resin substance bonding is made of can be shaped to fit into the crevices of your teeth and polished to match the appearance of surrounding teeth. Bonding is normally used to improve minor imperfections, but it can also be used to fill in large gaps between teeth or to change the length of a tooth that is shorter or longer than the others. If a patient has an exposed root, bonding can be used to improve sensitivities by covering the vulnerable area.
Is dental bonding easy to care for?
Dental bonding is easy to care for, but it can stain if not brushed and flossed properly. The biggest culprits of staining are coffee, smoking, wine, and dark-colored fruits or juices. The bonding will especially be vulnerable to staining up through the day after it is applied. To help avoid staining, care for your teeth properly and visit a dentist for a cleaning and check-up at least twice a year.
How long does dental bonding last?
Many patients have had their dental bonding intact and in an attractive state for 10-15 years or more. Another great aspect of dental bonding is that it is very easy to add on to or replace if it wears down or becomes stained.
How much does dental bonding cost?
In most cases, depending on how much bonding needs to be done, it can cost around $100-$400 per tooth. Most dental insurance companies help with the cost of bonding since it is so often used to protect teeth from future damage. A plus is that it improves the appearance of your smile, too.
We hope these questions and our answers have helped to explain the ease and importance of dental bonding. If your teeth need minor work or cosmetic improvements, visit our office to learn more about our bonding and to help you achieve a perfect smile.
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