Dental bonding is the application of a strong, natural-looking resin onto the surface of damaged teeth. Whether your teeth are stained, cracked, or mildly misaligned, cosmetic dental bonding can often be used to quickly restore a beautiful smile. The bonding materials act as a replacement for missing enamel and dentin, providing durable protection and enhancement for your teeth. Our cosmetic dentist, Kevin Sands, DDS, matches the composite resin to the rest of your teeth to seamlessly blend in and cover any imperfections. Before you know it, you can have the smile you’ve been waiting for!
- Dental Bonding Benefits
- Dental Bonding Procedure
- Dental Bonding Recovery
- Dental Bonding Results
- Dental Bonding Cost
What Are the Benefits of Dental Bonding?
If you’re looking for a quick yet effective fix for minor dental problems, consider the potential benefits of dental bonding:
- Corrects small cracks and chips
- Improves alignment and spacing issues
- Hides stains or discoloration
- Blends with the rest of your teeth
- Strengthens teeth
- Provides quick results
The procedure is an extremely versatile solution for improving the look of your smile. In your initial dental exam, Dr. Sands will highlight how the dental bonding procedure can achieve your goals.
How Is Dental Bonding Performed?
Once an approach is established for reaching your desired results, Dr. Sands will begin the procedure. The surface of your damaged teeth are first prepared with a solution, creating an area ideal for bonding. After the material is color blended to match the rest of your teeth, he layers and sculpts it on the prepared teeth. Once in place, the resin is hardened under a special light for lasting results. Finally, Dr. Sands buffs the dental bonding material to reveal a shining, natural-looking new smile.
What Does Recovery from Dental Bonding Involve?
In most cases, little to no downtime is needed after dental bonding.* You will likely be able to return to your everyday activities right away. With this in mind, there are a few strategies that can help preserve the results of the procedure, such as avoiding food or drinks with staining agents (e.g. red wine or coffee) for the first few days. Also, don’t forget to closely follow your aftercare instructions to keep your enhanced smile as healthy as possible!
How Long Do the Results of Dental Bonding Last?
On average, the results of dental bonding can last anywhere from 3 to 10 years (or even longer with proper care). The longevity of the effects can depend on your oral hygiene practices, dietary habits, and biting forces, as well as the location of the bonding. In order to maintain your results, practicing good oral hygiene is crucial. Regular brushing, flossing, and routine dental check-ups can help prevent decay and gum disease, which can compromise the bond between the tooth and the bonding material.
How Much Does Dental Bonding Cost?
At our practice, dental bonding typically costs $400 to $700 per tooth. Keep in mind that Dr. Sands is known for his exceptional cosmetic dentistry results and uses high-quality materials for every procedure. In addition, note that the price may vary depending on several factors, such as the incorporation of other procedures, the extent of treatment, and more.
For your convenience, we accept all major credit cards. We also work with low- to no-interest financing companies CareCredit® and Enhance Patient Financing to help eligible patients pay for their care in a way that works for them. If you would like to know more about these options, don’t hesitate to get in touch with our team.
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Contact Dr. Sands
If you have questions about cosmetic dental bonding, or if you would like to schedule an appointment with Dr. Kevin Sands, please contact our cosmetic dentistry practice.