For certain minor, nagging issues that prevent you from feeling confident in the appearance of your smile, dental bonding may be a quick and cost-effective solution. Similar to the way a sculptor shapes clay, our experienced cosmetic dentists manipulate a tooth-colored material to conceal chips, fill in cracks and correct other problems with your smile.
The best way to find out if dental bonding is the right option for your situation is to meet personally with our dentists. To schedule your free cosmetic consultation, contact the DENTAL STUDIO today online or at 415-392-5025. Our San Francisco office happily welcomes patients from across the Bay Area, including San Rafael, Oakland and Berkeley.
What Is Dental Bonding?
Dental bonding is a cosmetic dentistry procedure in which a durable composite resin material is applied to the teeth to correct minor dental problems. In some situations, such as dental bonding for teeth gaps, composite bonding can be a cost-effective alternative to porcelain veneers. The treatment may also be a viable solution for the correction of other issues, such as:
- Minor size or shape irregularities
- Small chips
- Exposed tooth roots
- Worn teeth
- Discolored tooth enamel
- Uneven teeth
Compared with porcelain veneers, front teeth bonding is not as strong or natural-looking, but it can address some of the same issues for a fraction of the cost. During your consultation with the dentist, he will evaluate your unique situation and thoroughly explain all of your options so you are empowered to make an informed decision about which treatment is right for you.
Advantages of Cosmetic Bonding
In dental bonding treatment, a bonding material is used to make a tight, durable seal at the molecular level. During the procedure, a thick, malleable composite material is sculpted and shaped by the dentist. Once the desired shape is achieved, the material is hardened with a curing light before being layered onto your tooth enamel.
Some of the most significant advantages of dental bonding include:
- Treatment time: The procedure can be completed in only one office visit.
- Cost: Compared with other cosmetic dentistry procedures, tooth bonding can often be performed at a lower cost.
- Convenience: Tooth bonding may be the least invasive solution for your aesthetic needs since it can be applied directly to your tooth after only a slight preparation of the surface area.
Alternatives to Tooth Bonding
Dental bonding offers a number of benefits, but it is not always the best solution for your unique situation. Working closely with the dentist, you may decide that another cosmetic dentistry solution would be more effective for enhancing your smile. Patients who choose other treatments instead of cosmetic bonding often do so because bonding may not be as long-lasting as other solutions.
Depending on your specific circumstances and goals, you may choose one of the following treatments to address your smile’s flaws:
How Much Does Dental Bonding Cost?
The cost of bonding teeth varies from patient to patient based on a number of factors, such as the number of teeth that need to be corrected. During your consultation, we will provide you with a cost estimate of what you can expect to pay for your tooth bond as well as estimates for alternative treatments, if appropriate.
You will never feel pressured or rushed into any decisions. Our goal is to provide you with all the information you need in order to make an informed decision about your own care.
Schedule Your Free Consultation Today
If you live in the Bay Area and would like to find out more about cosmetic bonding, please call the DENTAL STUDIO today at 415-392-5025 to schedule a free consultation. We help residents of San Francisco, San Rafael, Oakland and Berkeley achieve and maintain the smiles of their dreams.