Vita Dental Offers Bonding to Create Your Dream Smile!
If you have gaps, chips, decay or other tooth problems, bonding can give you the healthy and attractive smile you want.
Bonding is the process of applying a strong composite resin material to the front of your tooth, creating a natural-looking and blemish-free cover.
Bonding can improve a number of dental issues:
- Chips and cracks
- Large gaps
- Misshapen or extended teeth
- Exposed roots from receding gums
The bonding procedure is painless and takes just under an hour — an easy fix that gets you back to work or home in no time.
With advancements in cosmetic dentistry technology, there is a wide variety of natural-looking resin that can be perfectly matched to your existing teeth so your bonded teeth blend right in.
Dental bonding is also attractive because of its affordability and simplicity – and it’s done right in our office in one appointment. Many patients opt to get several teeth done at one time.
What is the bonding process?
Bonding requires minimal preparation of the tooth. Numbing or anesthesia is usually not needed unless there is an old restoration or decay. We start by roughening the tooth slightly to help the bonding material adhere. We then apply the composite resin and “cure” it with ultraviolet light. Finally, we shape and polish the resin to make it look fully natural and aesthetically pleasing.
How long does dental bonding last?
In general, bonding can last 4 to 8 years on average with proper care. Dental bonding durability is determined, in part, by the location of the bonding. If it’s on the very edge of your tooth, it may not last as long because biting and the texture of foods (hard, crunchy) may cause excess wear on the restoration.
How do I care for my bonded teeth?
There is no special care required for bonded teeth – just brush and floss like you do for your natural teeth. Note that dental bonding can stain over time. Those who consume more coffee, tea, dark cola, red wine, or tobacco products will notice staining sooner.
Does insurance cover bonding?
Many insurance companies will cover dental bonding if it used for repair or for a filling. Most won’t cover it when it’s used strictly for cosmetic purposes. Check with your insurance company.
A smile you’re proud of in under an hour! Call Vita Dental today to schedule your appointment for dental bonding.