Dental Bonding

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Dental bonding is a low cost, simpler cosmetic dentistry method of improving tooth health and appearance with the use of composite resin materials layered over teeth.

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The Skinny


Average Recovery

0 days

Permanence

Temporary

Application

Minor Surgical Procedure

Surgical

No

Cost

$100 - $600

Before & After Images by Provider

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The Specifics


What is dental bonding?

Dental bonding is a minimally invasive, simple, and low cost outpatient procedure to improve tooth appearance and health through the application of a special stain resistant resin material that has been matched with a shade guide to the color of other teeth.

The Anatomy of the Tooth

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The natural tooth will be covered with a medicated bonding resin to strengthen the tooth structure and enhance the tooth appearance. Dental Bonding can fix broken or missing teeth, a chipped tooth, and malformed teeth.

What cosmetic concerns does a dental bonding procedure treat?

  1. Damaged Teeth & Gums: Dental bonding places a strong synthetic composite resin over the surface of the tooth to repair tooth damage and poor appearance.

Who is the ideal candidate for a dental bonding procedure?

The ideal candidate for a dental bonding is seeking to correct small gaps between the teeth, small teeth, irregularly shaped teeth, slight discoloration, chips and cracks, and exposed tooth roots where there has been gum recession. Dental bonding is not recommended for those with extensive areas of gum or tooth decay, or those with significant structural damage.

What is the average recovery associated with a dental bonding procedure?

The recovery time following a dental bonding procedure is minimal, and includes some mild tooth sensitivity. Avoiding staining food and drinks for 48 hours after the procedure to encourage whitening and appropriate bonding.

What are the potential side effects of a dental bonding procedure?

Possible side effects associated with a dental bonding procedure include discomfort, swelling, tooth sensitivity, tooth irritation, gum bleeding, and infection.

What can someone expect from the results of a dental bonding procedure?

The results of a dental bonding are immediate enhancements to the treated tooth’s health and appearance. A dental bonding may last up to 10 years with proper aftercare and oral health routines.

What is the average cost of a dental bonding procedure?


A dental bonding procedure can cost anywhere from $100 to $600 per tooth. The actual cost of a dental bonding is dependent upon location, dentist, and length and involvement of the procedure.

thumbs-upPros

  • Least Amount Of Enamel
  • Less Expensive
  • Less Time

thumbs-downCons

  • Not As Durable
  • Chip
  • Break
  • Stains

Invasiveness Score

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Invasiveness is graded based on factors such as anesthesia practices, incisions, and recovery notes common to this procedure.

What to Expect


Dental bonding is a process that involves applying a plastic resin to a chipped, fractured, broken, or decayed tooth to add strength and enhance appearance. Here is a quick guide for what to expect before, during, and after dental bonding.

The Takeaway


Dental bonding is a minimally invasive, quick outpatient dental procedure to restore the health, function, and appearance of teeth.

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  1. Francesco Cairo Periodontal plastic surgery of gingival recessions at single and multiple teeth PubMed.gov; 2017-10-02
  2. Medline Plus Malocclusion of Teeth MedlinePlus.gov
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