Minor but unsightly tooth damage or discoloration can impact not only your smile but your self-esteem. If you avoid smiling because you’re embarrassed by the appearance of one or more of your teeth, dental bonding could be an excellent option to restore your confidence. This simple and affordable cosmetic dentistry procedure involves applying composite resin to a damaged or discolored tooth to restore aesthetic appeal.
Dental bonding addresses teeth that are discolored or misshapen as well as chipped or gapped teeth with an unusual shape are chipped or have gaps. The material is made to match the color of your adjacent teeth and is a useful option for those who haven’t responded well to teeth whitening.
There are a variety of benefits to dental bonding, particularly when compared to more invasive procedures such as porcelain veneers and dental crowns.
1. Dental Bonding Saves You Time by Requiring Just One Appointment
Dental bonding takes around 30-60 minutes to complete per tooth and is done in our SLC office at Warr Dental. The process involves our Salt Lake City dentist, Dr. Keith Warr, preparing the tooth, then molding the resin into place where the material hardens to provide a natural look and feel. Adjustments can be made to make sure the dental bonding fits correctly and exceeds your goals for your smile.
You don’t have to wait for the composite resin to be made in a lab and the conservative approach of dental bonding means no enamel reduction, so your natural tooth is left unaffected, unlike porcelain veneers.
2. Dental Bonding is an Affordable Cosmetic Dentistry Option to Improve Your Smile
The average cost per tooth for dental bonding varies between $300 and $600, and depending on the circumstances, your dental insurance may cover some or all of the cost if it’s used to treat tooth decay or repair damaged tooth structure. Aside from improving minor cosmetic issues and reshaping the tooth, dental bonding can also be used to replace silver fillings or white fillings to address small cavities.
Many cosmetic dentistry procedures and treatments can improve your smile, but dental bonding is often the best way to restore one or more teeth without breaking your budget.
3. Dental Bonding is a Streamlined Solution for Cosmetic Tooth Issues
This form of cosmetic dentistry doesn’t require anesthesia unless it’s used to fill a cavity and involves little to no pain. It requires the least amount of tooth preparation and enamel reduction compared to alternatives. Bonded teeth can be cared for just like your given teeth, through daily brushing and flossing and avoiding biting or chewing on hard objects.
The composite material is durable but still susceptible to chips and breaks under extreme pressure.
Contact Warr Dental About Dental Bonding in Salt Lake City
If you’re unhappy with the shape or color of your teeth, please contact Dr. Warr in Salt Lake City today at (801) 355-5385 to schedule your exam and consultation. Our experienced cosmetic dentist serves patients in surrounding Utah areas, including Draper and West Valley City.