What is Dental Bonding?
Dental bonding is a cosmetic dentistry procedure that uses tooth-colored composite resin to improve the appearance of teeth. The composite resin begins as a putty that our dentists will apply to the tooth. They then shape it for the patient’s desired outcome. Once they finish shaping the putty, they will use a special light to harden it. After it hardens, Drs. Saw or Luu will make any final adjustments and polish the teeth.
Problems Dental Bonding Can Address
Dental bonding is a versatile treatment that can address many different aesthetic issues. We highly recommend it for patients who experience any of the following problems.
- Cracked or chipped teeth
- Gapped teeth
- Unshapely teeth
- Gummy smile
- Receding gums
- Stained or discolored teeth
- Minor misaligned teeth
If you experience any of the problems listed above, please contact our Carlsbad cosmetic dentists for a consultation to see how dental bonding can help.
How Much Does Dental Bonding Usually Cost?
As far as cosmetic dentistry treatments go, dental bonding is one of the most affordable cosmetic treatments you can get. On average, bonding costs between $150 to $800. It’s usually on the higher end when a patient chooses to have Bioclear veneers instead. During your consultation, we will give you an exact estimate cost based on the number of teeth that need bonding.
How Long Does It Last On Front Teeth?
Most chipped teeth occur on the front teeth. If you receive dental bonding on your front teeth, you can expect the results to last for anywhere from 4 to 8 years depending on your eating habits and your bite. To help your results last longer, avoid biting into hard foods.
Can You Bond a Tooth in One Visit?
Yes! this procedure only take one visit to complete. Most patients are surprised at how quickly they’re in and out.
Is Bonding Bad For Your Teeth?
No! There are no major risks associated with dental bonding. If you want to remove your bonding, your natural teeth will look the same as before.
Does It Look Natural?
Yes! We use a tooth-colored resin and an aesthetic eye to ensure the shape of your tooth as well as the color look completely natural. Your bonding results will blend seamlessly with the rest of your natural teeth.
Is Bonding Teeth a Good Idea?
Absolutely! If minor flaws cause you to dislike your smile, a simple procedure can make a huge impact on your self-confidence and your smile. Imagine looking in the mirror and loving your smile every single time. With dental bonding, it’s possible.