Got fractured, chipped or discolored teeth? Then you should consider cosmetic dental bonding treatment at Radiant Dental in Buford, GA. Dental Bonding is a quick and affordable procedure which can improve the appearance of teeth that are chipped, broken, cracked, stained, or have spaces between them. It can also be considered as alternative to amalgam (silver) fillings, and can be used to protect a part of the tooth’s root that may be exposed. With bonding, tooth-colored materials are applied, or bonded, to the tooth surface.
When Should You Consider Dental Bonding Procedure?
- Need to repair cracked or chipped teeth
- Want to close spaces between teeth
- Want to improve the look of discolored teeth
- Need to repair decayed teeth
- Want to make the teeth appear longer, or to change the shape of your tooth
Due to some limitations to the restorative impacts that bonding can have, Dr. Patel only recommends Dental Bonding for small cosmetic changes, temporary correction of cosmetic defects, and correction of teeth in areas of very low bite pressure (for instance, front teeth). During the consultation appointment, Dr. Patel will be able to tell you if bonding is right for you or may make other recommendations relative to your personal conditions.
Procedure for Getting Dental Bonding
- Treatment planning – We will examine your teeth and gums to make sure bonding is appropriate for you and discuss what the procedure will involve and some of its limitations. We may take X-rays of your teeth. Our dentist will use a shade guide to select a composite resin color that will closely match the color of your tooth.
- Tooth Preparation – Our doctor prepares the tooth for the bonding material by gently roughing the surface of the tooth. Once the surface is adequately prepared, doctor applies a conditioning liquid to improve the bonding surface.
- Bonding & Curing – Next the colored resin is applied to the tooth and the doctor carefully molds and shapes it to conform to the natural look of your tooth. Then a special polymerization light is used for one or two minutes to cure and fuse the resin to the tooth.
- Polishing – Our doctor concludes the bonding treatment by polishing and/or shaping your tooth.
Dental Bonding FAQs
How much does teeth bonding cost?
Bonding can range in cost from $100 to $400 per tooth.
How long does the procedure take?
Dental bonding can take about 30 to 60 minutes per tooth to complete.
Does the procedure require anesthesia?
Anesthesia is normally not needed because the procedure is painless.
How many office visits are required for the procedure?
Dental bonding normally can be done in one office visit unless several teeth are involved.
The Good and Bad of Dental Bonding
The Good: Dental bonding is one of the least expensive cosmetic dentistry procedures. It is normally done in one office visit, and most dental bonding procedures do not require anesthesia. Moreover, it requires little to no removal of tooth enamel in contrast to veneers and crowns.
The Bad: Since the material used in dental bonding is not as strong as your real teeth, chewing on pens or biting on fingernails can chip the material. Bonding is not as strong as other restorative procedures such as crowns, veneers, or fillings; therefore, it usually needs to be repaired every few years or so. It is also not as stain resistant as crowns.