Composite bonding is the perfect solution if you’re looking for straighter, whiter teeth, but you don’t want to go through an invasive dental procedure to achieve the results you’re looking for. If you have cracked, chipped or stained teeth and want your smile to sparkle again, composite bonding is an attractive, affordable option that can be completed quickly.
What Is Composite Bonding?
Teeth that have been damaged or yellowed are good candidates for treatment.
During the bonding process, your dentist will apply a resin to the affected teeth. The dentist shapes the coating onto your teeth, then lets it set under a curing light. Afterward, your teeth are polished and your smile looks brand new.
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What sets composite bonding apart from other types of tooth restoration procedures?
Unlike veneers, which often take at least two appointments to complete, you can walk out of the dental office in one visit with straight, white teeth. This is the fastest type of tooth restoration procedure available.
Although dental plans don’t typically cover cosmetic treatments, in some cases composite bonding can be considered medically necessary, so you may not have to shoulder all the costs.
Even if you do have to pay out of pocket, it doesn’t usually cost more than $600 per tooth, and sometimes much less than that, but talk to your dentist because you will need an assessment of each tooth to fully determine price.
If you take care of your teeth properly, the new tooth bond can last for 10 to 15 years. And when you do need the tooth redone, it doesn’t take longer than one appointment to reapply the composite resin.
It’s Not Painful
The procedure itself is virtually pain-free. Since we don’t usually need to remove any parts of your teeth, you usually don’t need anesthesia.
Is it the Right Solution for You?
Although composite bonding can work wonders, it’s not the right choice for everyone, such as those who grind their teeth, chew on ice cubes or bite their fingernails. While the composite resin that’s applied to your teeth is strong, it’s not the same as tooth enamel, and has more potential to crack.
Are you a good candidate for this treatment?
Make an appointment at Oak Hills Dentistry for a professional consultation and assessment. The dental team can give you an idea of the results you can expect, then you can decide whether composite bonding is right for you.