Dental Bonding is a dental procedure that is used to repair teeth that are decayed, repair chips or cracks, alter the shape of teeth, provide protection for the roots of teeth that have been exposed due to gums that have receded, and take care of a host of other cosmetic dentistry issues. When teeth are bonded, the process involves the use of a special light after a tooth-colored resin material has been applied to the tooth or teeth. Dental bonding is a much more affordable option to veneers.
WHAT ARE THE ADVANTAGES OF DENTAL BONDING?
One of the most attractive things about the process of tooth bonding is that fact that it is more convenient than other types of cosmetic dental procedures. In the specific cases of crowns and veneers, the treatments are customized, and the prosthetics have to be made in a laboratory. Unless multiple teeth are involved in the bonding procedure, bonding can usually be completed in a single office visit. A lesser amount of tooth enamel is also required in the bonding process than in other procedures.
WHAT ARE THE DISADVANTAGES OF DENTAL BONDING?
For the most part the material used to bond teeth is stain resistant, however the material does not repel stains as well as the materials that are used to construct crowns. With bonding, there is a slight risk that the materials used to bond the teeth could break off or chip the tooth that it has been applied to. Dental Bonding does not last nearly as long as veneers, fillings, or crowns. Generally tooth bonding lasts about 10 years.
DOES BONDING REQUIRE ANY SPECIAL CARE?
Just as long as you engage in good oral hygiene practices like flossing your teeth daily, brushing your teeth two times during the course of the day, and visiting your dentist for regular cleaning and check-ups, there is no special care that is needed once teeth have been bonded. There are a few things that you should avoid once you have undergone a bonding procedure, like for instance, chewing on ice, pens, biting your fingernails, or using your teeth to open things like stubborn plastic bags or bottles.
IS BONDING EXPENSIVE?
When compared to other procedures like crowns, and veneers, Dental Bonding is relatively inexpensive. Tooth bonding can vary in price, but generally costs somewhere between $100 and $400 per tooth. Depending on the type of insurance coverage that you have, bonding could be completely or partially covered by your plan.
If you are looking for a quick and simple way to take care of a few simple cosmetic issues with your front teeth, and you are looking for a solution that will bring back your glowing smile, but be gentle with your wallet, Dental Bonding might be something that you should look into. Dr. Mher Grigoryan is available to provide you with all of the information and support that you need to support you through your tooth bonding experience. Their care and compassion is not outmatched by their technique and experience when it comes to providing their patients quality care, and the quality of their work is beyond reproach.