Dental Bonding

Dental bonding is done to alter and improve the appearance of teeth.

Overview

Dental bonding, also known as cosmetic bonding, is a procedure in which a tooth-colored composite resin is used to repair chipped, fractured, decayed, or discolored teeth. Dental bonding is done to alter and improve the appearance of teeth.

What Is Dental Bonding?

There is no better way to make a good first impression than with a bright and healthy smile. But chipped or cracked teeth can make you self-conscious and affect your confidence. One of the best solutions for this problem is dental bonding.

Dental bonding, also known as cosmetic bonding or teeth bonding, is a procedure where a tooth-colored resin is applied to the surface of the teeth. Dental bonding is one of the easiest and most affordable cosmetic dental procedures. Dental bonding treatment can normally be completed in a single visit, though if several teeth are involved in the treatment it may take multiple appointments. 

Dental bonding is usually done to:

Benefits Of Dental Bonding

How Is Dental Bonding Done?

The procedure for dental bonding or cosmetic bonding is as follows:

  1. The Preparation: Preparation for dental bonding does not take a lot of time. During this stage, the dentist will choose a composite resin color that is as close as possible to the color of your tooth. Anesthesia is not necessary unless dental bonding is done to fill cavities.

  2. The Bonding Process: The dentist will roughen up the surface of the tooth and apply a conditioning liquid. This will help the bonding material or the composite resin to properly adhere to the surface of the tooth. Then the bonding material or the composite resin will be applied, molded, and smoothened. After this, the bonding material or the composite resin will be hardened using a special light or laser. Once it hardens, the dentist will sharpen the resin by trimming it and then polish it to make it look like your natural tooth.

  3. Duration: The dental bonding process takes around 30 to 60 minutes per tooth.

How To Care For Dental Bonding After The Treatment?

It is very important to take care of your bonded teeth after the dental bonding treatment, to ensure that the dental bonding lasts for a long time. Here are a few guidelines to follow after your dental bonding treatment:

Though composite resin is quite strong, it is not as strong as natural teeth and bad habits like biting your nails or grinding your teeth may cause the dental bonding to weaken and break. If you feel any sharp or rough edges after the procedure, or if you accidentally chip or break the composite resin bonding, book an appointment immediately.

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How Long Does Dental Bonding Last?

Dental bonding is such a popular procedure because it is a very affordable, yet effective cosmetic dental procedure. The results of dental bonding treatment can be seen almost immediately after the procedure.

Dental bonding or cosmetic bonding usually lasts around 3 to 10 years before requiring any changes or touch-ups. Maintain good oral habits and avoid bad oral habits to make sure that your dental bonding lasts a long time.

How Much Does Dental Bonding Cost?

Dental bonding is one of the most affordable cosmetic dental treatments. The cost of dental bonding depends on the following factors:

Dr. Sonal Deshpande will determine the cost of your dental bonding treatment after carefully examining your teeth and understanding your individual case. 

The dental bonding treatment will not be covered by dental insurance if it is being done for cosmetic purposes. However, if it is being done for health purposes like cavity-filling, some dental insurance policies may cover the cost of the dental bonding treatment.

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Dr. Sonal Deshpande
Dr. Sonal Deshpande, DDS

About Dr. Sonal Deshpande

Dr. Sonal Deshpande is a gentle, caring dentist who uses the most advanced materials and procedures available. She practices comfortable, caring dentistry focused on establishing optimal oral health, with a strong emphasis on getting to know each patient. In addition to her technical proficiency, Dr. Sonal Deshpande is a careful listener and will explain beforehand which treatment is best for your individual needs.

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