Dental Bonding: Repair Damage Immediately
Posted by ROBERT A SAUNDERS DDS PC & BRITTANY C KROG DDS on Sep 22 2021, 07:06 AM
Dental bonding is a relatively inexpensive way to immediately tend to chipped or broken teeth. A tooth-colored resin material similar is placed on the affected area and hardened with a special light. Bonding offers durability and support for a long time.
In this article, the dental team at Robert A Saunders DDS PC & Brittany C Krog DDS in Fargo, ND, shares some insights into this quick-fix for your immediate dental problems.
When Should You Opt for Dental Bonding?
- To fill cavities
- To repair chipped teeth
- To fill gaps between your teeth
- To improve smile aesthetics
- To fill gaps after gum recession
- As a cosmetic alternative to fillings
Factors to Consider Before Opting for Dental Bonding
Bonding works best when the required fixes are minor. For extensive damage, the dentist may suggest other solutions such as veneers or crowns.
What to Expect During the Bonding Procedure?
- Before the dentist begins the procedure, they will explain what you can expect.
- Here are the steps included in a bonding procedure:
- The affected area will be inspected
- A local anesthetic will be administered if required
- The affected area will be coarsened and then the resin bonding material will be prepared to match your natural tooth color
- The dentist will coat the damaged tooth with the bonding material to fix any cracks or chips
- Using a special light, the resin will be hardened
- The dentist will ask you to bite down to check that you are comfortable with the restoration
After-Care for Dental Bonding
After a bonding procedure, follow these simple and effective tips:
- Follow your routine dental care routine and brush and floss as usual
- Do not bite down on very hard food items as this may cause re-chipping
- Visit your dentist every 6 months to ensure the bonding material is in good shape and get a routine checkup
How Much Does Dental Bonding Cost?
Bonding typically costs between $300 and $600 as per the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry as opposed to conventional treatments which cost $925 to $2500, as per the American Dental Association.
Are you looking for a dental bonding specialist? Contact Robert A Saunders DDS PC & Brittany C Krog DDS at (701) 293-9886 or visit us at 2834 S University Dr, Fargo, North Dakota 58103 for advanced and reliable dental treatments and procedures.