Teeth Bonding Q&A with Dr. E: Is it Right for You?
Are you looking for a simple and inexpensive way to improve your smile? Teeth bonding may be the right option for you! Read the Q&A below with our very own Dr. Janet Euzarraga to learn everything you need to know about teeth bonding.
Q: What exactly is teeth bonding?
A: Teeth bonding, also known as dental bonding, is a popular cosmetic dental procedure where the dentist applies a tooth-colored composite resin to the surface of the teeth. It is then sculpted, buffed and polished to give it as natural an appearance as possible that matches your smile.
Q: Which patients are good candidates for teeth bonding?
A: Teeth bonding is an ideal option for patients who wish to repair a chipped, broken, or discolored tooth. It is also beneficial for patients who would like to close a small gap between teeth. Some patients also opt for teeth bonding to fill small cavities because the natural looking composite is preferable to silver fillings.
Q: Why is teeth bonding considered a simple procedure?
A: Patients love that teeth bonding can usually be completed in a single dental visit, with the procedure typically taking under an hour from start to finish! No advance preparation is necessary on the patient’s part (aka, molds or labs), and there is no anesthesia involved. It’s easy to schedule and easy on your wallet!
Q: How do I take care of my bonded teeth?
A: Practice good oral hygiene! Continue to brush and floss at least twice daily to properly care for your bonded teeth (and to preserve the rest of your smile). Also be sure to visit your dentist regularly – always a good idea whether you’ve had teeth bonding or not!
Q: How long will teeth bonding last?
A: Teeth bonding can last as long as 6 – 8 years for patients who practice proper oral maintenance. To get maximum ROI for their investment, patients with teeth bonding are encouraged to cut down their consumption of teeth-staining beverages such as wine and coffee. Patients with a penchant for nail biting or chewing hard items – like ice or hard candies – will also need to curb these habits to preserve their dental bonding.
Q: Is teeth bonding less expensive than other cosmetic dental procedures?
A: Yes! It teeth bonding is highly affordable for patients compared to other cosmetic procedures such as crowns and veneers. In some cases, your dental insurance may cover teeth bonding costs, but patients are advised to check with their dental insurance provider before scheduling a teeth bonding appointment.
Now that you know all there is to know about teeth bonding, don’t let a discolored or chipped tooth interfere with your smile and self-confidence! Teeth bonding is an easy and cost-effective procedure that can be a perfect solution for you and your smile!
Still have questions? Schedule a teeth bonding consult with Dr. E Cosmetic & Family Dentistry today:
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