Dental bonding

Do you have a chipped or cracked tooth? Dental bonding is an easy, non-invasive way to regain your smile and confidence. Best of all— your Aspen Dental care team can help. 

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What is a dental bonding?

Dental bonding (also known as composite/teeth bonding) is a cosmetic dental procedure that can make over the appearance of your teeth to give you a camera-ready smile.

Your Aspen Dental dentist will start by applying a resin material that matches your tooth color to the surface of your teeth. They carefully shape and mold the resin to blend in with the color and texture of your teeth for natural look and finish.

The benefits of dental bonding

Enhanced aesthetics

Love the look of your smile again! Dental bonding is a fairly simple way to take back your confidence.

Quick and comfortable

The procedure is relatively quick with little to no pain, often requiring just one visit to the dentist.

Non-invasive

Unlike other cosmetic procedures, dental bonding does not require the removal of enamel.

Dental bonding procedure

Once you’ve set up your appointment at your local Aspen Dental, here’s what you can expect: 

Your dentist will carefully select a shade of resin that matches the color of your natural teeth. 

The tooth’s surface is prepped by roughening the surface to ensure a strong bond between the tooth and the resin. A conditioning liquid will be applied to help the resin stick to the tooth.

The resin starts in a putty-like consistency, allowing the dentist to mold it into the shape you want. Once it’s applied, a curing light is used to harden and bond the material to the tooth.  

The resin will be shaped into the look you want. Your dentist will have you bite down to ensure a comfortable fit. Finally, the tooth will be polished to enhance shine, giving you a natural look and feel.

Dental bonding aftercare

After receiving dental bonding treatment, it’s important to be intentional when caring for your teeth. Here are a few tips to help your smile look and feel its best.

Oral hygiene
Protect against chips

FAQs about dental bonding

The cost of dental bonding typically ranges between $119-$343 per tooth. Your actual cost will depend on the number of teeth to be bonded, as well as the complexity of the treatment.

Dental bonding can last anywhere from 3-10 years. The lifespan depends on factors such as dental care habits, the location of the bonding and the wear and tear that your teeth endure. Regular dental check-ups at your local Aspen Dental and maintaining good oral hygiene can help prolong the lifespan of your dental bonding.

Insurance coverage for dental bonding varies based on the policy you may have. While cosmetic procedures like dental bonding are often not fully covered, there might be partial coverage if the bonding serves a functional purpose, such as restoring a damaged tooth. Contact your insurance provider to understand your specific coverage options. 

Dental bonding can close small gaps between teeth. However, alternative treatments like orthodontics or veneers may be more suitable for significant gaps.

While dental bonding material is resistant to stains, it can still become discolored with exposure to certain substances like coffee, tea or tobacco. Consider minimizing the consumption of staining substances and maintain good oral hygiene practices.

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Dental bonding for a stronger smile

Fortify your teeth with dental bonding. Speak with your Aspen Dental dentist today to learn more, or visit your local office.