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Cosmetic Dentistry: Bonding

Your smile is one of your greatest features, but dental issues can jeopardize your confidence in your smile. Insecurity about how their teeth look prompts 50% of Americans to keep their lips closed when smiling, while 57% put their hands or objects over their mouths when they laugh.

More than half of Americans are insecure about the appearance of their teeth, which underscores the importance of cosmetic dentistry. Cosmetic dentists use dental appliances and procedures to make teeth look their best. Standard procedures include dental bonding.

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What Is Dental Bonding?

Dental bonding involves applying composite resin to teeth. Cosmetic dentists use the bonding material to reshape teeth. 

Dental bonding improves the appearance of teeth, but it is not a substitute for essential dental care procedures. If you have cavities or severe decay, you may need fillings or crowns to prevent further damage. Root canals or tooth extractions are sometimes necessary before dental bonding. 

Benefits of Dental Bonding

Dental bonding improves the appearance of misshapen teeth. Dental bonding also conceals chips and gaps in your teeth. 

Dental bonding can make teeth look longer and improve their color, eliminating unsightly stains. It also supports teeth, making them stronger, and can protect roots if you have gum erosion. 

 


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Dental Bonding vs. Porcelain Veneers

Porcelain veneers also improve the appearance of your smile as they are dental appliances permanently attached to teeth. Although people commonly refer to porcelain veneers, there are also veneers made of composite resin.

It’s important to note that dental bonding and porcelain veneers perform the same functions before comparing dental bonding vs. veneers. The following factors can help you determine which option is best for you:

  • Cost: Dental bonding is more affordable than getting porcelain veneers
  • Habits: Your habits can determine your options. Suppose you grind your teeth when you sleep. Porcelain veneers wouldn’t be a suitable option because you could damage them.
  • Scope of treatment: Dental bonding is ideal if you have a few teeth that require treatment. However, porcelain veneers are necessary if you have multiple teeth needing treatment. 
  • Follow-up care: Dental bonding requires touch-ups to maintain its appearance. Touch-ups are necessary every three to ten years. Your porcelain veneers may last up to 20 years before you need to replace them. 
  • Reversibility: Dental bonding is reversible, while porcelain veneers are permanently installed
  • Tooth damage: Attaching porcelain veneers involves removing some tooth enamel from your teeth. You may not want a procedure that involves damaging your teeth.

How Long Does Dental Bonding Last?

You’ll need your dental bonding touched up every three to ten years. There are things you can do to help your dental bonding procedure last, including the following:

  • Maintain excellent oral hygiene:

An excellent routine involves:

  • Flossing once daily
  • Brushing your teeth twice daily
  • Using a soft bristle toothbrush
  • Using toothpaste with fluoride
  • Wear a mouthguard: A mouthguard protects your teeth when you play sports or sleep. Talk to your cosmetic dentist in Las Vegas to learn about mouthguard options and determine what type you need.
  • Eat suitable foods: Hard food, like candied apples or nuts, and sticky foods, like gum and caramel, can damage your dental bonding

You can also protect your teeth and dental bonding by avoiding the following:

  • Food and beverages that stain teeth:

Foods and beverages that discolor teeth include:

  • Berries
  • Coffee
  • Fruit juice
  • Red wine
  • Soy sauce
  • Tea
  • Tomato sauce
  • Grinding your teeth: You may need a night mouth guard to prevent damage from grinding your teeth
  • Using teeth as tools: Don’t use your teeth to open packages; this can damage your teeth and dental bonding

Does Insurance Cover Dental Bonding?

Your insurance may cover dental bonding in some cases. When you discuss treatment options, discuss your financing options with your dentist to confirm whether your insurer may cover the procedure. 

The cost of dental bonding varies. Your total bill will depend on how many teeth require treatment, and the areas of the tooth requiring treatment can also affect the cost. More complex treatments involve higher costs. Dental bonding averages $300 per tooth on the low end, but the costs can be as high as $600 per tooth; however, porcelain veneers can cost $1,500 or more per tooth, so expensive dental bonding procedures are still significantly lower than the cost of veneers. 

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