Dental bonding is the application of a resin material to restore teeth. It can be used to repair tooth decay, repair chipped or cracked teeth, improve the appearance of discolored teeth, close spaces between teeth, change the shape of teeth or to protect the portion of a tooth’s root that’s been exposed by receding gums.
How many trips to the dentist should I expect when having a bonding service done?
Bonding teeth usually requires just a single visit to the dentist, and the process can take anywhere from 30 to 60 minutes.
What would the tooth bonding process look like?
Usually, the dentist starts by roughening the tooth and then applying a conditioning liquid. Then the tooth-colored, putty-like resin is applied and molded. A light hardens the material, and the dentist then finishes by trimming and polishing the tooth.
What are the benefits of teeth bonding?
Bonding is the easiest and least expensive (costs range between $100 and $400 per tooth) of cosmetic dental procedures. It requires the least amount of enamel removal, and a anesthesia is usually not required.
What are the disadvantages of teeth bonding?
However, the resin doesn’t resist stains as well as veneers or crowns, and the bonding material doesn’t last as long – from three to 10 years. Check with your dental insurance company about coverage.