How Does Tooth Bonding Work?
Tooth bonding is the addition of a composite resin to the front of a tooth to correct chipped teeth, hide gap teeth, or just to beautify one's smile. Unlike veneers, which are applied to the entire front of the tooth, bondings require only a small portion of the teeth to be covered.
Bonding or veneers: which is better to repair your teeth?
The friendly staff at Tanty Family Dental happy to walk you through your cosmetic dental and smile rehab options. Two of the most common cosmetic procedures for repairing chipped or misshapen teeth are dental bonding and veneers. Modern dentistry makes each of these procedures relatively quick and easy, and each has its own strengths and weaknesses.
How much do veneers and tooth bonding cost in Wisconsin?
When choosing between bonding and veneers, your main considerations will be cost and durability. Veneers are the more expensive option, costing an average of $500 - $1300 per tooth for composite or $900 - $2500 per tooth for porcelain. Porcelain veneers are the most durable option and resist staining, unlike composite veneers and bonding resin. Dental bonding is a more affordable option, costing an average of $300 - $600 per tooth. Bonding is the most common way to fix a chipped tooth.
How long do veneers and bonding last?
Porcelain veneers will outlast your other options and can remain intact for 10 - 20 years, while composite veneers typically last 3 - 10 years. Dental bonding usually remains durable for an average of 3 years but can last longer when cared for correctly.
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Dental Bonding FAQs
When should I get a dental bond?
Dental bonding works best for teeth which sustained minor injuries but have not yet started decaying. They can be used to close space between two teeth. Dental bonds can change the shape of a tooth for cosmetic purposes and can improve the appearance of discolored teeth. You may want to talk to us to get an official diagnosis if you are thinking about dental bonding but are unsure about if you need them.
How long does a dental bond last?
A dental bond usually can last between three and 10 years. To improve your dental bond's lifetime refrain from eating or chewing on hard objects such as ice to prevent chipping and breakage.
Does bonding damage your teeth?
Bonding does absolutely no damage to your teeth. While less durable than teeth and impermanent, dental bonds leave no lasting marks on your teeth once they are gone and will not affect the natural enamel of the teeth.
Do dental bonds stain?
Dental bonds can stain over time just like teeth. Depending on the material used and your teeth they may stain at a faster or slower rate than your real teeth. Stains can be polished out however, by a dentist.
How can I protect bonded teeth?
Caring for bonded teeth involves many of the same techniques that are necessary for regular oral care. Brush at least twice a day, floss daily, and schedule regular dental cleanings every six months. Further precautions include avoiding hard food, refraining from biting nails, and avoiding coffee and tobacco for 48 hours following the dental bonding.