Cosmetic bonding is an excellent way to address a variety of aesthetic dental concerns such as discoloration, gaps between teeth, chipped or cracked teeth, and mismatched or misshapen teeth. Bonding is a much faster, easier, and more cost-effective procedure than other restorative options such as crowns and veneers. Read on to learn more about cosmetic dental bonding.
What is Cosmetic Bonding?
Cosmetic bonding is a procedure that involves using a composite resin material to fill in chips or gaps, address discoloration, or repair discrepancies in size or shape. Bonding is performed right in our office and can typically be completed in just one appointment. The procedure involves roughening the surface of the tooth that will be bonded, then applying a special liquid to help the bonding material stick to your tooth. We will match the composite resin to the color of your teeth, apply the bonding over the surface of your tooth, then mold it into the desired shape. Finally, we use an ultraviolet light to harden the bonding into place, then do any further shaping and smoothing that may be needed.
Advantages of Cosmetic Bonding
Cosmetic bonding is minimally invasive and can be performed much quicker than other restorative dental procedures. While crowns and veneers require at least two visits to our office, plus waiting time in between, bonding is completed in just one appointment that takes less than an hour per tooth. Plus, bonding does not require any uncomfortable tooth shaving in preparation, whereas crowns and veneers do.
Another significant advantage of cosmetic bonding is its relative affordability. The cost of dental bonding is usually about 100 to 400 dollars per tooth. Veneers, on the other hand, can cost up to 2,500 dollars per tooth, and porcelain crowns can be as much as 3,000 dollars each. If you are looking for a quick, non-invasive, and cost-effective way to repair minor cosmetic issues with your smile, dental bonding is a great option. Contact our office to learn more.
Our office proudly offers a variety of services to help you achieve your best smile at any age. Give us a call at (650) 321-9693 and let us help you find the right approach for your dental solution.
2875 Middlefield Rd Suite #1 Palo Alto, CA94306-2548