Have Your Questions Answered About Dental Bonding

bondingThe new James Bond movie is out and they say it is terrific! Have you seen it, or are you more interested in tooth bonding than James Bonding? Either way, bonding may be good. Tooth bonding can be an easy, quick, and affordable way to repair minor dental imperfections. It can be used for chips, cracks, craze lines, and more. If you’re interested in learning more about dental bonding, you’ve come to the right place. Have your questions answered about dental bonding.

Q’s and A’s

Q: What is dental bonding?

A: Dental bonding is a fast and affordable procedure used to repair minor imperfections in your teeth. Some of the many uses for dental bonding include concealing stains, discoloring, chips, cracks, fractures, and craze lines; rebuilding worn teeth and lengthening short teeth. It can also be used to fill in spaces between teeth, reshaped oddly shaped teeth, or build up molars to correct a bad bite.

Q: How is it done?

A:  A tooth-colored composite resin material is used for dental bonding. The material can be painted over your teeth to hide discoloration, craze lines, or fractures, or it can be applied in a putty-like consistency to fill gaps, lengthen teeth, repair a chipped tooth, and more.

Q: How long does it take?

A: Dental bonding can usually be done in one visit. Dental bonding includes the following steps:

  • The tooth or teeth are cleaned thoroughly.
  • A mild acidic solution is applied to etch the tooth.
  • The composite resin material is applied and shaped.
  • The resin material is then hardened with a special curing light.

Q: How much does it cost?

A: Dental bonding can run from $100 to $400 per tooth.