What is Dental Bonding?
Dental bonding, also known as tooth bonding, is a basic dental treatment where composite resin is used to repair a chipped or broken tooth. Since the composite used will match the existing colour of your teeth, it can be shaped and polished to match perfectly with surrounding teeth.
The procedure is called "dental bonding" because the composite resin that's used will bond itself to the damaged tooth. This procedure helps to create a completely natural, healthy-looking smile.
What is composite dental resin made from?
Although there are different types, the composite resin is typically made from ceramic-based materials and silica.
The benefit of using dental resins is that they’re soft and malleable at first. However, they’ll gradually harden to form a substance that’s just as strong and hard as your teeth.
Why do I need dental bonding?
This procedure is typically used for cosmetic applications to repair and improve either discoloured, broken teeth or fill cavities and spaces between gapped teeth.
In other cases, dental bonding can be used as an alternative to traditional amalgam fillings or used to protect the roots of teeth that have been exposed due to a receding gum line.
How does a dental bonding procedure take place?
During your procedure, your dentist will gradually apply the composite resin to your tooth in layers, hardening each layer in turn. After the final layer has been applied and hardened, the material can then be shaped and polished to match your surrounding teeth.
This results in a seamless, natural-looking smile!
How long will dental bonding last?
On average, the material used for dental bonding has a lifetime of anywhere between 4 and 8 years. However, depending on where it is applied and how well it is maintained, bonding can often last quite a long time.
Additionally, during subsequent dental visits, your dentist can touch up and re-bond your teeth as needed.
How long does the bonding procedure take?
Dental bonding can usually be completed in a single visit, and typically takes between 30 to 60 minutes. However, the length of the procedure will be determined by the type and amount of work that needs to be done.
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How expensive is dental bonding?
Unfortunately, there is no exact answer as to how much this procedure will cost, since it depends on how many teeth are being bonded, the health of your existing teeth, and any other procedures that may need to be completed at the same time. With that said, the average cost of dental bonding is usually between $200 and $400 per tooth.
Have a cracked, chipped, or broken tooth and think dental bonding might be right for you? Don't hesitate to contact the professionals at Chroma Dental today.