Dental bonding is a popular procedure done to restore and improve a person’s teeth. This article will focus on dental bonding prices and what the treatment can do for you. Dr. Hiromi at HM Dentist offers tooth bonding in Kellyville and shared some information.
What is dental bonding?
This dental procedure is used to enhance the way that a person’s teeth look. If a patient would have discolored teeth, dental bonding would be able to solve this.
For what conditions can dental bonding be used for?
There are many instances where dental bonding can be used to treat teeth. Bonding can improve overall health and aesthetic appeal.
Decayed teeth. Bonding can be used to repair chipped or damaged teeth by filling the cavities with composite resin.
Chipped teeth. When a tooth is chipped or cracked, dental bonding can be used to repair the damage to the tooth.
Discolored teeth. As mentioned earlier, if a tooth is discolored, the composite material can bond to teeth and give the tooth a better look.
Tooth shape. If the tooth is misshaped because of damage or genetics, bonding the composite resin can change it to a more desirable shape. Dental bonding can also be used to make teeth look longer.
Receding gums. When gums have receded, they may expose the root of the tooth. Receding gums can be fixed with a gum graft surgery, but then the tooth with the exposed root can be repaired using a dental bonding procedure.
What are the usual dental bonding prices?
The cost of dental bonding can fall anywhere between $300 to $600 per tooth. Dental insurance will most likely cover the cost. Especially if the dental bonding is used to fill in a cavity. The reason for this is that most insurance companies will not cover costs that are not medically needed. In the case of cavities, it would affect the overall health of a person if the treatment is not performed, making it medically needed for the patient. However, it would be a good idea to verify with your dentist and your insurance company if they would be able to cover the cost partially or fully.
How to care for a bonded tooth
There is no special treatment needed for teeth that have undergone dental bonding. The practice of good oral hygiene habits will be enough to maintain the bonding on the tooth. If you have more than one tooth that has been bonded, it would be the same. As long as you can brush and floss twice a day, and make sure that there is no plaque formation or build-up on your teeth, you can make sure that all your teeth (bonded or not) will stay healthy.
If you can maintain good oral health habits, the bonding on your teeth should be able to last for about 10 years. If your dentist has suggested that you have a dental bonding procedure done, you can inquire with them about all the other questions you might have about the procedure.