Teeth bonding too often goes unnoticed as an alternative to veneers and other expensive cosmetic procedures. At your Envy Smile Dental Spa, cosmetic dental bonding performed by a leading cosmetic dentist can transform your smile into your greatest asset. Bonding may be the best thing to happen to your appearance since whitening toothpaste.
The value of choosing an experienced, highly-skilled, full-service cosmetic dentistry practice like Envy Smile Dental Spa is knowing that you get access to procedures you may not consider or even know about. Some of the more popular ways to improve your smiles — like whitening and veneers — are always talked about. But a cost-effective procedure like cosmetic dental tooth bonding is less well known.
Same-day appointments for emergency dental care and cosmetic procedures are available at Envy Smile Dental Spa. Your cosmetic dentist is always prepared to offer the best advice and serve your needs. You may actually look forward to coming to the dental spa because you’re treated like a VIP.
What Is Dental Bonding and How Could It Help Your Smile?
If you are looking for an easy and inexpensive way to improve your smile then dental bonding could be one solution. This is a very versatile treatment that will normally only take one appointment with our dentist here at Envy Smile Dental Spa. Dental composite bonding can be used to correct a large number of common problems that may be marring an otherwise rather nice smile. Problems can be corrected with dental bonding include:
- Chipped or worn down teeth
- Unsightly spaces in between your teeth
- Teeth that are slightly oddly shaped or are too small
- Teeth that are only slightly out of alignment
Because cosmetic dental bonding isn’t quite as well-known as other procedures, ask your cosmetic dentist and do your research to decide if it’s right for you. It’s a great option for people with small imperfections on their teeth or unusual gaps between teeth. The procedure is typically completed in one visit and is quite cost-effective.
Composite resin is the primary material used in teeth bonding. It’s a special hard plastic that’s also commonly used in cavity fillings today. Throughout the years, the procedure using composite resin has become far easier for you and your cosmetic dentist, making it a great solution to give you that smile makeover you’ve always wanted.
Why It’s Done
Just like veneers, cosmetic dental bonding is used to improve the aesthetic appeal of your smile and can remedy a variety of issues. It makes a great alternative to veneers for those who prefer a minimally invasive procedure. Teeth bonding is good for the small issues in your smile that include:
- Chipped or cracked teeth
- Teeth with abnormal gaps between them, especially in the front of your mouth
- Minimal teeth staining
Cosmetic dental bonding is not right for you if you have any of these issues on a widespread scale or if your dental problems lie in your bite. If you have either an under-bite or overbite, discuss your issues with your dentist. You may need longer-term corrective options if your dental woes are more serious than dental bonding can address.
All Part of the Process
Because the process is relatively easy and minimally invasive, it’s a rather quick procedure that can drastically improve your smile. There’s not much preparation you need to do before the actual teeth bonding begins, but your cosmetic dentist first has to remove all plaque and tartar from your teeth before starting. Your tooth enamel may be roughened a bit in spots to provide a better base for the resin to bond to. After this, you’re all ready to get your award-winning smile.
The resin itself is mixed by the dentist to achieve the color closest to your natural teeth. It’s applied in very small amounts, a little at a time, and hardened with a special light until all the desired areas are bonded. The procedure is often so quick and painless that a local anesthetic isn’t even needed.
The Nitty Gritty
Teeth bonding is not only a quicker way to achieve your desired results, it’s also far more affordable than procedures that produce similar effects. Dental bonding cost per tooth is typical $300 to $600. In comparison to other procedures, this is a drastic difference, but your smile still looks just as beautiful.
If you’ve been searching for an easier alternative to veneers or crowns, teeth bonding with composite resin is one way to go. It’s rather risk averse in that very little of your actual teeth is removed during the procedure. In contrast, more of your tooth enamel has to be removed to make room for veneers and crowns.
Dental Bonding is Quick and Non-Invasive and Highly Affordable
Dental bonding is a great treatment but it’s just one of many cosmetic dental procedures that we can offer you to help improve the overall appearance of your smile. Quite a few, like dental bonding are quick and non-invasive and highly affordable. For example at the same time as bonding your teeth, it might be nice to replace any older style silver amalgam colored fillings that may be creating darker areas in your mouth. No filling lasts forever and replacing older and crumbling fillings will help protect your dental health as well as improving your smile.
The Long Term
Your cosmetic dentist is trained in teeth bonding and minimizes all side effects and risks with a high level of expertise. Paired with the increased improvement of composite resin, your trusted dentist can produce amazing results. There are, however, a few potential side effects to the procedure, all dealing with the fragility of the composite resin:
- The resin isn’t as durable as porcelain or laminate, but it still should last about 10 years if you treat it right.
- The material isn’t as resistant to staining as veneers are, so mind food and drink that stains — just as you do for your natural teeth.
- The roughening of the enamel may produce some sensitivity that can linger for about a week after the procedure, but over-the-counter pain medication handles any discomfort.
As long as you continue your thorough oral care routine, teeth bonding should keep your smile looking great for years to come. Ask your dentist at Envy Smile Dental Spa about it!
Frequently Asked Questions
Dental Bonding vs Veneers. What Is The Difference?
Teeth bonding and veneers have similar functions. Both veneers and bonding are designed to match your natural teeth color. Venners have a stain-resistant function unlike the bonding resin, which can darken over time. Cosmetic bonding is more beneficial for damaged or chipped teeth, since it can be molded like clay to match your tooth. Moreover, bonding is more affordable than veneers or dental caps.
Can You Do Dental Bonding at Home?
Some people try to perform this procedure on their own. It is mainly done to save money. The dental bonding front teeth procedure is very common since it requires only a bonding kit and a mirror. Although you can bond your teeth at a lower cost, it is not the best solution. Without thorough cleaning of the tooth, you can only cause damage. It’s best to see a professional dentist to omit any side effects and issues. With the aid of proper tools and experience, a doctor can perform teeth bonding quickly and efficiently.
What Does Dental Bonding After Care Entail?
Since composite resin isn’t as damage resistant as veneers, you should take good care of it.To prolong the longevity of tooth bonding , you need to :
- Brush your teeth and floss daily
- Avoid hard food and sweets
- Do not bite or chew on your nails
- Decrease your intake of coffee, tea, and tobacco for the first two days following the procedure
- Schedule regular dental appointments for check up
How is Dental Bonding Removal Done?
If you want to get rid of bonding, you can always arrange an appointment with your dentist. Teeth bonding is normally removed with a special type of sandpaper, which is placed on a thin, rapidly-spinning disc. Your dental specialist will use it to remove all of the bonding agents from your teeth. The procedure is safe since it does not damage your enamel or tooth surface.
Does Insurance Cover Dental Bonding?
The answer depends on multiple aspects. Cosmetic dental bonding, like filling a gap between your teeth, may not be covered by insurance. The expenses of this procedure may be partially reimbursed when it is done for medical purposes.
Do you have questions about Dental Bonding or Cosmetic Teeth Bonding we offer? Would you like to schedule an appointment with the best dentist, please contact our office.