We want you to have the confident smile you deserve. One way we can achieve this is with tooth bonding procedures, when necessary.
If you have a chipped tooth, your dentist may recommend a restorative dentistry procedure, tooth bonding, also known as dental bonding. Our dentists in Oregon, Washington, Massachusetts and Alabama provide cosmetic and restorative dentistry procedures, such as bonding teeth, for our patients. For some, dental bonding can restore the natural look of your teeth and help keep your teeth healthy, so you can keep on flashing those pearly whites.
Bonding is a process that dentists use to "bond" material to a tooth to change its shape or color. Your natural tooth is fused with a bonding material (usually composite resin) to create a strong tooth that looks like your original tooth. Composite resin creates a beautiful result and one that perfectly matches the color of your natural teeth.
Reasons your dentist might suggest you undergo a tooth bonding procedure include:
Tooth bonding is one of the simplest and least expensive dental procedures. In the U.S., the cost of tooth bonding ranges from $100 to $600 per tooth. If you have dental insurance, check with your provider to see if tooth bonding is covered by your dental plan.
There are many advantages to dental bonding. For instance, the procedure can correct chipped, stained and misshapen teeth. Additional benefits of tooth bonding include:
The dentist will use a shade guide to determine tooth shade and to select the best resin color to match the color of your natural teeth.
Tooth bonding is a simple cosmetic procedure that is usually completed in one visit. The process usually takes less than an hour. Although, if you are having several teeth done, it may require additional office visits.
Unless the bonding procedure is done to fill a cavity, tooth bonding usually doesn't require anesthesia. Tooth bonding is one of the least invasive procedures that a dentist performs. You'll be able to go about your daily activities immediately after the procedure.