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5 Things You Need to Know About Tooth Bonding

Do you have a chipped tooth? Looking for a quick, simple procedure that can correct it? Why not try tooth bonding?

This quick procedure takes less than an hour and requires no anesthesia. Interested in learning more? Here are 5 things about tooth bonding that you need to know.

1. What is Tooth Bonding?

Dental Bonding is a simple and fast procedure. Resin (a type of plastic) is bound to a problematic tooth. Your dentist will select a resin color that closely matches your other teeth so it doesn’t stand out.

First, the tooth’s surface is roughened and the dentist applies a conditioning liquid to help the resin stick to your tooth. The resin is then applied and molded to the proper shape. Finally, blue light or laser is used to harden the material.

After the material is in place, your dentist will further shape it to match the rest of your teeth. The whole process takes less than an hour to complete.

2. When is Tooth Bonding Necessary?

So, in what situations would you need tooth bonding? Dental bonding helps with cracked, decayed, or discolored teeth. It can also close gaps between teeth or increase the length of a shorter-than-normal tooth.

It can also be a cosmetic tool to reshape the appearance of the tooth. Or it can be used to protect a tooth’s root exposed from receding gums.

3. Is Preparation Needed?

No special preparation is necessary! But note that tooth bonding may not work if you have severe decay or other damage. 

Additionally, anesthesia is rarely required. It’s really only needed if the resin is filling in a decayed tooth, if the tooth needs to be drilled to change shape, or if the chip is located near a nerve.

4. How Much Does it Cost?

The price varies based on location and the extent of the procedure. But most tooth bonding will cost less than $600 per tooth. It can even be as little as $100.

Additionally, if you have dental insurance, it may cover part or all of the procedure. So be sure to check in with your insurance company to find out.

5. Caring for Bonded Teeth

The resin won’t be as strong as your natural teeth, so be careful. Avoid chewing hard surfaces like pens or fingernails, which can chip the material. Also, avoid eating hard food and candy.

Finally, the resin may become discolored if you’re a frequent smoker or coffee drinker. And make sure to brush and floss regularly. While bonding should last several years, the length of time is really up to you.

Book Your Tooth Bonding Appointment Today!

So if you have a chipped tooth, there’s no need to suffer! Book a tooth bonding appointment today! You’ll be surprised just how quick, easy, and inexpensive this procedure can be.

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