Tooth bonding is often the perfect solution for minor cosmetic concerns and tooth damage. Dr. Siddhi Patel can offer experienced care for your cosmetic and restorative needs and may recommend tooth bonding to restore or enhance your smile. Tooth bonding is a quick and economical solution when compared to alternatives such as dental veneers.
The Tooth Bonding Process
Tooth bonding is a relatively simple procedure that is similar to a dental filling. Dr. Patel will complete the process in one visit with minimal discomfort. Most patients are kept comfortable with a local anesthetic that numbs the treated area.
The first step is to clean and prepare the tooth/teeth to be treated. Dr. Patel will use a color-matched composite resin that is gently sculpted on the tooth into the desired shape. Once in place, the fit of the bite is checked before the material is hardened in place using a special handheld light. The final step is polishing the surface to blend with your existing teeth and provide a natural-looking result.
How long does tooth bonding last?
Tooth bonding can last for up to 10 years, sometimes longer. A good daily oral hygiene routine and regular dental care visits will help you maintain the stability of your tooth bonding and allow us to monitor for signs of damage.
Is tooth bonding covered by my dental insurance?
In some cases, a tooth bonding procedure may be covered in part if there was damage due to trauma. Our office will work with you to determine your possible benefits and provide an estimate of total costs to you.
Can children have teeth bonded?
Yes, children and teens can have teeth bonded for a range of reasons. Tooth bonding is often recommended for younger patients to stabilize dental health or to address cosmetic concerns in an economical and minimally invasive manner.