What Is Dental Bonding?
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What To Expect At A Dental Bonding Appointment
Whether you’re opting for dental bonding to restore a tooth or to enhance your smile’s appearance, the procedure follows the same steps. Here’s what you can expect during your dental bonding appointment:
Preparing the Tooth
To safeguard neighbouring teeth, a thin plastic film called a dental matrix is placed between them. This film shields adjacent teeth from any stray preparation gel or composite resin. The dentist then carefully cleans and dries your tooth and applies a mildly acidic gel briefly to create a rough surface for bonding.
Applying the Composite Resin
Once the acidic gel is removed, and the tooth is dry, the dentist applies the composite resin. A resin that matches your natural tooth colour is chosen for a seamless look. The composite resin is applied in layers, with each layer being cured using a special blue light for maximum strength and durability.
After ensuring your bite is correct, your dental bonding procedure is complete. To add the final flourish, the dentist gives your tooth a quick polish, leaving it looking beautiful and natural. You may even find it hard to remember which tooth was repaired. Your dental chart will note the bonding, and during future exams, the dentist will pay special attention to the bonded tooth to check for any signs of wear and tear.
The Cost of Dental Bonding In South Aurora
Estimating the cost of dental bonding can be challenging since it depends on various factors specific to your needs and oral health. Generally, the price per tooth ranges from approximately $300 to $600 or more, excluding insurance coverage. Fortunately, most insurance plans cover dental bonding, especially when it’s necessary for restoring a damaged or broken tooth. With insurance, your out-of-pocket expense typically falls in the range of $60 to $120.
When determining the cost of your dental bonding treatment, we take into account several crucial factors:
- The number of teeth requiring bonding.
- Whether new x-rays are needed.
- The amount of composite resin required for the procedure.
- The location of the affected teeth in your mouth.
- Your current overall oral health.
Keep in mind that providing an accurate quote over the phone is challenging for any dentist. After a thorough examination, we’d be delighted to offer you a precise quote in person. This way, you can have a clear understanding of your final costs and make an informed decision.
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Your consultation will include an examination of everything from your teeth, gums and soft tissues to the shape and condition of your bite. Generally, we want to see how your whole mouth looks and functions. Before we plan your treatment we want to know everything about the health and aesthetic of your smile, and, most importantly, what you want to achieve so we can help you get there.
Frequently Asked Questions
Dental bonding is a cosmetic dental procedure that involves applying a tooth-coloured resin material to repair or enhance the appearance of teeth.
Dental bonding can last anywhere from 3 to 10 years or more, depending on factors like oral hygiene and the extent of the bonding.
Dental bonding is typically painless and often requires little to no anesthesia.
Many dental insurance plans cover dental bonding, especially if it is for restorative purposes. Check with your insurance provider for specific coverage details.
You can eat and drink normally after dental bonding, but it’s advisable to avoid staining substances like coffee and tobacco for the first 48 hours.
The cost of dental bonding varies but generally ranges from $250 to $600 or more per tooth without insurance.
Dental bonding doesn’t require special care. However, maintaining good oral hygiene and regular dental check-ups is essential for its longevity.
Dental bonding cannot be whitened once it’s applied. If you plan to whiten your teeth, it’s best to do so before bonding.
– While dental bonding can improve the appearance of slightly misaligned teeth, it may not be suitable for correcting severe crookedness, which may require orthodontic treatment.
– Dental bonding can be suitable for children, especially if they have chipped or damaged teeth. A dentist will assess the child’s specific needs.
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