There are times when teeth get chipped, discolored, or maybe you just want to fix a minor cosmetic defect on your tooth. In cases like these, dental bonding can help! Bonding is a dental treatment that involves preparing, applying, shaping, and curing a composite resin material to your tooth (or teeth) to fill in areas that need fixing. Because the resin material is color matched before being applied, you can rest assured that no one should be able to tell you’ve had anything done to your tooth/teeth.
Frequently Asked Questions About Dental Bonding
1. Does the treatment process hurt?
Dental bonding is virtually painless. In most cases, all you will feel is the vibrations from the tools used to prep the tooth. The entire treatment can take anywhere between 30 minutes to an hour, depending on the size of the tooth and the area(s) treated. In some cases when the work is more extensive, there may be multiple visits required to complete the treatment.
2. How long will it last?
Depending on how compliant you are after having bonding done (no nail biting, using teeth as tools, chewing on ice, pencils, etc.), dental bonding lasts for years.
3. What sort of cosmetic issues does dental bonding address?
Dental bonding may be used to fill in gaps between teeth, reshape and lengthen teeth, fill chipped teeth, and change the color of a tooth that has become permanently discolored. One of the great advantages to dental bonding is that it can always be altered in the future if your teeth shift, or if it’s done on a child with a developing mouth.
4. Is dental bonding expensive?
No. Dental bonding is one of the least expensive cosmetic dental treatments you can get! It can also be removed once you are ready to financially commit to a dental veneer (which is usually more costly but lasts longer and is stain resistant).
If you’re looking to enhance your smile and fix cosmetic issues with your teeth, dental bonding is a lasting, cost-effective, and quick way to achieve the results you want. At Advanced DDS our exceptional dentists offer full-service dentistry, providing everything from general to cosmetic dental care in Garden City, NY. Schedule a consultation today at 516-825-1100.