Bonding is a conservative way to repair slightly chipped, discolored, or crooked teeth, often for cosmetic purposes. This procedure is also referred to as cosmetic or dental bonding and can usually be completed in one office visit. The process involves placing a white filling or composite material on your tooth to improve its appearance. We use the same material for this procedure as we do for dental fillings. The composite bonds directly to your tooth and seamlessly blends with your smile. And because it comes in a variety of tooth-colored shades, it closely matches the appearance of your natural teeth. Therefore, no one will be able to tell that you had any work done.
What problems can bonding repair?
Bonding can also be used in place of regular amalgam fillings. Many patients prefer bonded fillings because the white color is much less noticeable than silver amalgam fillings. Bonding fillings can be used on front and back teeth, depending on the location and extent of tooth decay.
The most common reasons to choose bonding is if you have a tooth that is:
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How much does bonding cost?
Bonding is less expensive than other cosmetic treatments and can usually be completed in one visit to our office. However, bonding may not last as long as other cosmetic treatments like porcelain veneers, although this in-office procedure can last up to a decade with proper care and maintenance. Patients often find that bonding is an affordable treatment to repair their teeth when they are in need of a quick fix. However, the exact cost of treatment will depend on how many teeth are being repaired and how many surfaces of the tooth will be bonded. Also, additional treatments may be needed to achieve the best results. Therefore, to find out how much dental bonding will cost you, we recommend that you schedule a consultation with Chestnuthill Dental.
What’s the best way to care for bonded teeth?
Caring for your teeth after a bonding treatment is simple and is no different than caring for your own natural teeth. Use your usual toothbrush and toothpaste and brush and floss daily to remove bacteria buildup. You should also visit our office twice a year for checkups and cleanings. It’s essential to maintain good oral health after receiving a bonding treatment so that your results last longer. If your bonding does break or chip, please let us know. We can generally patch or repair bonding in one visit.