While cosmetic dental issues like chipped or cracked teeth, tooth gaps, and discoloration are nothing to be ashamed of, it’s only natural to want that picture-perfect smile. Dental bonding offers a reliable and relatively affordable method for restoring damaged teeth and even correcting tooth color in a single non-invasive appointment.
Also known as composite bonding, our dental bonding procedure utilizes a composite resin to restore teeth. The composite material is resilient and pliable so it isn’t prone to breaking. The end result is a whiter, renewed smile without the need for pricier treatments like veneers.
How Does Dental Bonding Stack Up to Other Cosmetic Dental Treatments?
Misch Implant Dentistry offers several cosmetic dental options, including veneers, dental crowns, and teeth whitening. These options work great for dental issues requiring more extensive treatment. But for issues like minor chips and cracks, dental bonding offers several advantages.
Quick and Painless
While more involved cosmetic dental treatments, like crowns or dental veneers, often require some drilling or altering of the tooth, this is rarely the case with dental bonding. In most cases, very little to no tooth material needs to be removed during the bonding process, making this procedure almost completely non-invasive.
The more invasive the cosmetic dental treatment, the higher the price. Fortunately, dental bonding is almost completely non-invasive and is usually completed in a single visit, making this treatment a relatively affordable option.
Ideal for Small Repairs
More serious dental issues, like cavities or cracks below the gum, require more extensive dental treatment. For simpler issues, including minor cracks, chips, tooth gaps, or discoloration, dental bonding is the easiest and most elegant solution available.
What to Expect During Your Dental Bonding Treatment
Before beginning your dental bonding treatment, you’ll need to come into our Sarasota dental clinic for a consultation. During this initial exam, your doctor will examine your dental condition to ensure that dental bonding is the best treatment for you. If you look like a good candidate, we’ll schedule your dental bonding procedure.
Preparing the Tooth
First, we protect the teeth next to the teeth receiving with a thin film of plastic called a dental matrix. This matrix protects adjacent teeth from any stray preparation gel or composite resin. Next, your doctor will carefully clean and dry your tooth before applying a mildly acidic gel for a few seconds to give the bonding a rough surface to adhere to.
Applying the Composite Resin
Once the acidic gel is cleaned away and the tooth is dried again, your doctor applies the composite resin. For a more natural-looking finish, your dentist will pick a resin that matches the exact color of your teeth. Composite resin is applied in layers and a special blue light is used to cure each layer for maximum strength and durability.
As a final touch, our dentist will give your newly-bonded tooth a quick polish. Your fixed tooth will look so natural that you may even forget which one was repaired! We’ll make a note in your chart so that during your future exams, our dentist will give some special attention to the bonded tooth to check for any wear.
Cost of Dental Bonding in Hamilton
Dental bonding is used to address such a wide variety of dental issues that it is difficult for a doctor to provide an accurate estimate for the cost without first examining your teeth. The figure we’ve provided here are only general estimates.
Without insurance, the average dental bond costs between $300 to $600+ per tooth. Most insurance companies do cover dental bonding, especially if it’s needed to fix a chipped or damaged tooth. With insurance, expect to pay between $60 to $120.
We look at the following factors when determining the cost of your dental bonding treatment:
- How many teeth require bonding
- Whether or not any new x-rays are needed
- How much composite resin is needed
- Where the teeth in question are located in your mouth
- Your overall oral health
Remember, no dentist can give you an accurate quote over the phone. To get an accurate estimate, you’ll need to schedule a consultation at our Sarasota dental office online or over the phone. After an examination, we will provide you with an accurate quote in person, so you’ll know your final costs before the procedure.
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Your consultation will include an examination of everything from your teeth, gums and soft tissues to the shape and condition of your bite. Generally, we want to see how your whole mouth looks and functions. Before we plan your treatment we want to know everything about the health and aesthetic of your smile, and, most importantly, what you want to achieve so we can help you get there.