Everyone’s teeth are as unique as their fingerprints. This means everyone has different dental health issues to deal with. Some may have gaps between their teeth, a tooth that is chipped, misaligned teeth, or severely discolored teeth. For minor cosmetic issues, dental bonding with Valley Dental Care in El Paso’s lower Valley is a great solution.
Dental bonding is a cosmetic solution for visible imperfections in our teeth. To cover the imperfections, our dentist will use a composite resin that matches your natural tooth color. They will bond this material to the tooth or teeth being addressed, hence the name of this procedure. The concept of dental bonding is similar to porcelain veneers, but the procedure is simpler and costs less. Usually, tooth bonding can be performed in a single appointment. Dental bonding is a great way to create the perfect smile in a short period of time.
How Does Tooth Bonding Work?
After a thorough dental exam, our dentist will select a color for the composite resin used for bonding that closely matches your natural teeth. They will then prepare the outer layer of your tooth by removing a small amount of tooth enamel. The doctor will then apply a strong adhesive that will help the resin stick. Our dentist will then work with the resin to get the desired shape for your tooth. A local anesthetic is usually not required unless there is tooth decay or nerve damage affecting the tooth.
How Long Does the Dental Bonding Procedure Take?
Dental bonding is usually completed in a single visit unless several teeth are being bonded. The procedure usually takes between one to two hours. If you’re having your teeth lengthened, it might take a of couple days for you to get used to them.
Who is a Candidate for Tooth Bonding?
Since most of us have at least one cosmetic issue with our teeth, most people are good candidates for dental bonding. The only prerequisite for the dental bonding procedure is that the underlying teeth are healthy. Dental bonding is strictly cosmetic and won’t address issues such as decay, severely cracked teeth, or serious alignment problems.
Because our dentist applies the bonding resin in layers, they are able to reshape a tooth, improve the line of your smile, and cover up cosmetic problems. There are times when placing porcelain veneers or crowns will be the best solution. You’ll discuss this with the doctor during your consultation.
Dental Bonding Vs. Crowns or Veneers
Teeth bonding is a conservative procedure that requires less reduction of the natural tooth enamel than crowns or veneers. Dental bonding can also be an alternative treatment for porcelain veneer patients in El Paso, TX who wish to cover up minor imperfections in the smile. Dental bonding however is an intermediate material that’s not as strong as the porcelain veneers and they will not last as long. The colored material may not be completely stable over time, but the price is less expensive than custom lab-generated porcelain veneers.
How Much Does Dental Bonding Cost?
Dental Bonding typically costs between $100 and $600 per tooth, and the cost can vary depending on the extent of work required by our in-office doctor and dental staff. A dental bonding consultation with our doctor will help you to know exactly what your situation and costs will be.
Schedule a Dental Bonding Consultation Today!
Schedule a dental bonding consultation today by calling us at (915) 598-7264 or book an appointment in the menu above. Our dental staff can answer any questions you have about insurance, procedures, and financial options available to all of our patients.