Patients sometimes feel discouraged at the cost and length of treatment necessary for procedures such as crowns, veneers, bridges, and orthodontic work. This leads them to explore other options to improve the aesthetics and functioning of one or more of their teeth. Bonding is much less expensive and invasive when compared to other types of cosmetic and restorative dental procedures. If you have never heard of this option, you are probably wondering to yourself “What is teeth bonding?” This is a common question and one what we will now attempt to answer.
The Dental Bonding Procedure
Teeth bonding is quick, painless, and requires no anesthesia. To start the process, Dr. Zevari molds, shapes, and layers the bonding material so it matches the appearance of your natural teeth as closely as possible. If you have ever had a cavity filled at Alta Dental, you will recognize the substance that we use for teeth bonding. Once Dr. Zevari applies the bonding mixture to your teeth, he shines light from a dental laser on the treated teeth so the material hardens. You may be a good candidate for this procedure if you have any of the following dental issues:
• Chipped or cracked teeth
• Crooked or misaligned teeth
• Large gaps between teeth
• To stabilize teeth that have become loose if the problem is only minor
• As part of an overall treatment plan to correct severe gum recession
Benefits of Teeth Bonding
Besides offering a reduced cost and a non-invasive procedure, the composite resin used in dental bonding is extremely resistant to staining. That means your treated teeth will remain a bright white color regardless of what you eat. However, it’s still important to avoid habits such as smoking, chewing tobacco, and excess caffeine consumption in addition to practicing good oral hygiene. As long as you commit to these things, you can expect the bonding to last up to a decade before you need to replace it. Additionally, Dr. Zevari cleans and polishes all of your teeth when you have the bonding procedure performed to give you a more attractive smile.
If you have put off dental work due to concerns about cost and length of treatment, we encourage you to consider teeth bonding. Please contact us if we can answer additional questions or you wish to schedule a consultation.