Improve your smile with Bonding

Do you have a chipped tooth or a space between your front teeth that you are not happy with? Dental bonding may be the answer for your smile.

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COSMETIC BONDING

The application of a tooth colored resin material also know as Tooth Bonding is applied by our Dentist Team in Weston, FL using adhesives with a high intensity curing light. However, we commonly use it for beauty purposes to enhance the appearance of a discolored or chipped teeth. Also, can improve the appearance of teeth that are broken, cracked, stained or have spaces between them.

Bonding your front teeth actually requires minimal preparation of the tooth. Anesthesia is usually not needed unless there is an old restoration or decay present. The tooth is roughened with a conditioning gel to help the bonding material adhere to the tooth.

Advantages

  • Cost: Bonding is one of the least expensive cosmetic procedures.
  • Time: Unlike crowns and veneers, which require more time to prepare and a second visit to place them, bonding can be completed in a single visit.
  • Invasiveness: Bonding requires minimal tooth removal. Frequently patients get multiple teeth bonded in one short appointment.

Disadvantages

  • Staining: Although you can achieve excellent results with bonding, the resin does stain over time. Crowns and veneers will be much more stain resistant.
  • Durability: Crowns and veneers are more resistant to breaking and usually last much longer than bonding.

Frequently Asked Questions

Composite bonding is a cosmetic technique wherein a type of dental material in this case, composite resin is shaped and molded on your teeth to give the appearance of straighter, whiter smile. It can be used as a cosmetic solution to chipped teeth, gapped teeth and staining in both teeth and fillings.

The cost for bonding can range from about $300 to $600 per tooth for a simpler procedure, like a cavity filling. Although many dental insurance plans do not cover cosmetic bonding, it’s good practice to ask whether they will cover a portion – especially if it’s part of a medically necessary procedure, which some insurers acknowledge.

Composite bonding won’t last as long as veneers, but you should be able to wear them for up to 10 years successfully. Nonetheless, this means taking proper care of your teeth by avoiding hard candy, ice cubes and similar substances that can crack the composite material.

Bonding is the application of a tooth-colored composite resin (plastic) to repair a decayed, chipped, fractured, discolored tooth, to make teeth appear longer, and as a cosmetic alternative to amalgam fillings.

Insurance might cover 50-80% of this procedure, though some plans might take off a larger percentage. Sometimes it is less expensive if a composite filling is used to replace a broken amalgam one. Unless, it is also necessary to maintain tooth structure, bonding for cosmetic reasons is often not covered by insurance.

Composite bonding is a safe and effective technique that was developed more than 50 years ago, and has been widely available for over three decades. The treatment itself often starts with the removal of some surface enamel, allowing our Dentists in Weston, FL to best shape the composite resin to your tooth, followed by the application of the bonding agent. After that, we add the composite resin, cure it with a special light and finish by polishing your teeth.

First off, the composite resin that is used to bond them to your teeth is not harmful to your natural teeth. This means that having the veneers attached does not ruin or hurt the tooth underneath. Secondly, porcelain veneers are not made of enamel like the front of your natural teeth.

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