Dental bonding is an ideal cosmetic dental treatment for patients not yet ready to commit to the cost of the permanence of porcelain veneers. Dental bonding is revisable, effective, and can improve the aesthetics of your smile. It offers a natural looking temporary solution for treating a range of cosmetic concerns.
Dental bonding is a highly malleable resin material. Your dentist will match the bonding agent to the color of your teeth and shape for beautiful results that blend in seamlessly with the natural smile. Dr. Perkins has a natural eye for facial aesthetics. He uses bonding to create natural, beautiful results that enhance the patient’s smile.
Tooth bonding can:
- Close gaps
- Repair cracked or chipped teeth
- Reshape teeth
- Cover tooth discoloration
- Increase the size of a tooth
The dental bonding procedure is quick, highly efficient, and minimally invasive and does not require the same extensive tooth preparation as porcelain veneers. Bonding is a solution for younger patients looking for an improved smile who are not ready for the permanence of dental veneers. With good oral hygiene and regular dental health exams, bonding can last for up to 10 years.
Cost of Tooth Bonding
If tooth bonding is being used to address tooth damage or a dental health concern, it is often covered by dental insurance. If you are choosing to use this treatment for cosmetic reasons, then it is an elective procedure and your provider will most likely not cover it.
It is important to remember that this is an alternative to the more expensive option of tooth veneers. At your consultation, we will do our best to provide you with an estimated cost. We offer many payment options including cash, check, money order, credit cards, in-house payment plans, and most insurance plans.
In addition to tooth bonding in Dunnellon, FL, we offer many other dental services.
The Tooth Bonding Process
Your dentist can complete the tooth bonding treatment in a single visit to our Dunnellon, FL dentist office. It is an easier treatment to perform than most other dental restorations. Patients can enjoy instant results and require little to no downtime without the use of anesthesia. Your treatment should last no longer than thirty to forty minutes. You can return to your normal daily routines after you leave our Dunnellon, FL dentist office.
Dr. Perkins will make sure the shade of your bonding will blend in with the rest of your smile. He will color match the bonding material to your natural teeth by using an accurate shade guide.
Dr. Perkins will begin the tooth bonding process by preparing the teeth. He will roughen and remove an ultra-thin layer of enamel from the tooth. Next, he will apply a liquid that will aid in the bonding material adhering to the tooth.
The dentist will then place the bonding material directly on the teeth. Dr. Perkins then molds the material into the desired shape and size by hand. Dr. Perkins maintains open communication throughout the process to ensure that the patient is fully satisfied with the results.
Once the tooth blends with surrounding teeth and the patient gives their approval, Dr. Perkins will use a specialized light to activate the hardening agent. He will cure the bonding material and polish the tooth for a natural luster.
Tooth Bonding FAQs
What can tooth bonding be used to fix?
Tooth bonding can be used to fix many dental issues including tooth cracks and breaks, fractures, and tooth discoloration.
How long does dental bonding take?
Tooth bonding typically takes about thirty minutes to an hour per individual bond. If your procedure requires multiple bonds expect to be at the dentist for an extended time, or schedule multiple appointments to complete all of the bonds.
How long does dental bonding last?
Dental bonds typically last somewhere between 3 and 10 years. You can extend the life of your dental bond if you take good care of it, and your oral health. Brushing and flossing twice a day, and regularly scheduling dental cleanings and checkups will extend the lifespan of your bond.
Does teeth bonding hurt?
The procedure does not typically involve pain. Some patients experience some sensitivity to hot and cold food and drinks following their procedure, but it typically goes away within a few days.