Dental Bonding: Is It Right For You?

June 27, 2017 88finch 0

Dental bonding is one option to repair broken, misshapen, and discoloured teeth. Your dentist will apply a resin in the same shade as your teeth to the damaged area, mold the resin into the right shape, and then harden it using a special light. To decide if this would be the right option for you, there are a few things to consider about this dental procedure in North York.

What Does Dental Bonding Treat?

You may be able to receive this treatment if you have a cracked, chipped, or stained tooth, if a tooth is too short or the wrong shape, or if you have a gap between teeth. Dental bonding can also be an alternative to fillings for cavities. Dentists tend to recommend dental bonding for small cosmetic treatments, especially for front teeth, where there is low bite pressure.

How Long Does It Last?

Dental bonding can last up to 10 years, provided you take good care of your teeth. You will need to avoid crunching hard foods, like candy and ice cubes, and using your teeth for anything other than eating, such as opening packaging or biting fingernails. This will prevent damage to both the dental bonding and your tooth itself, which could chip under the pressure.

Although this is less stain-resistant than crowns, you can prevent staining by steering clear of coffee, tea, and tobacco for the first two days after the procedure.

How Much Does It Cost?

Dental bonding is one of the least expensive cosmetic treatments. On average, it costs between $100 and $400 per tooth.

How Many Times Will You Need to Visit the Dentist?

Most dentists carry out the entire treatment in a single visit. Unlike many other cosmetic procedures, including crowns and veneers, there is no need to wait for a dental lab to make and send back the tooth covering.