Dental bonding is a very simple dental procedure, so simple that it does you will not be given anesthesia. If you have damaged teeth, visit a dentist near you to have the affected teeth bonded.
Dental bonding is done by adding a composite resin to damaged teeth. The resin is usually the color of the teeth which makes it almost invisible to the eyes. People who have tooth-related problems like discoloration, crack or chips can trust dental bonding as a remedy for their damaged tooth. Dental bonding can take away the shame that they have when they shine their teeth and give them shiny teeth.
Dental bonding in Poway, CA has proven to help a lot of people, however, before you drown yourself in the pros of dental bonding, you must as well be abreast of the cons and the costs. This is not to get you scared or discouraged, dental bonding is an easy procedure and as it has been mentioned before, it does not require the use of anesthesia unless you are using dental bonding to fill a cavity in your teeth.
Dental bonding is not a DIY procedure so first, you need to visit a dentist to get dental bonding. However, you will not have to take frequent trips to the dentist’s office. The dentist first checks the color of your teeth and finds a composite resin of the exact color, then the dentist will roughen the front of your teeth where the resin will be applied. Next, the dentist applies the bonding agent that holds the resin to your teeth. After all these, the dentist applies the composite resin to your teeth, and since they have matching colors, it looks just like your teeth. Lastly, the dentist shapes the resin to fit with the other teeth and uses ultra-violet light to harden it. If there is a need, the dentist might also reshape the resin after hardening it with ultra-violet light.
Dental bonding helps to correct a damaged or imperfect tooth. If your tooth or teeth is discolored, decayed, cracked, or has chipped off, you will need to visit a dentist in Poway, CA to get dental bonding. Dental bonding can also be used to fill the space between two teeth with a gap and if you will like to increase the size of your tooth, you can also opt for dental bonding. Increasing the size of your tooth applies to any tooth that is smaller than the rest of the teeth. You can use dental bonding to make all your teeth equal. Dental bonding takes nothing less than an hour to complete so you can get dental bonding and still go on with your daily routine. However, dental bonding might last longer than an hour if extra procedures need to be carried out.
There is no fixed cost for dental bonding. The price depends on the experience of the dentist that is performing the dental bonding and also the degree of work that will be done. However, for a tooth, it will cost around $300 to $600 for dental bonding and each bonding lasts for over 5 years. If you have dental insurance, you should confirm with your insurer if dental bonding is cover in your insurance plan because some insurers regard dental bonding as a part of cosmetic dentistry.
Generally speaking, there are no severe risks associated with dental bonding. You should know that the resin used for dental bonding is not going to be as strong as your teeth so you should not expect too much from it. Also, in some cases, the resin can separate from your teeth and you will need to visit the dentist again but this rarely happens. The resin can chip off if you chew hard stuff and it can change color if you are a smoker or you take coffee regularly.
You do not require any special preparation if you have been scheduled for dental bonding and if your teeth are severely damaged then you might need a different procedure as dental bonding might not work for you.
After a dental bonding, you should avoid eating hard foods, avoid foods that can stain the teeth like tobacco or coffee, and do not bite your nails. Lastly, brush and floss regularly.
Dr. Jackie Calcagno is our in-house pediatric dentist at North County Dental Group in Poway. She completed a residency in pediatric dentistry after graduating from dental school. Because of her experience and training, Dr. Jackie has a special touch with children, and understands how best to cater to their specific needs.