Our experienced Burlington cosmetic dentists at Fuller Dental can help you achieve the beautiful smile you’ve always dreamed of with tooth bonding. Tooth bonding is both a cosmetic and restorative dental treatment that can improve the health and beauty of your smile. Our team of highly trained dentists at Fuller Dental have years of dentistry experience crafting and creating beautiful, natural-looking smiles. Tooth bonding is ideal for patients who have:
- Discolored Teeth
- Cracked Teeth
- Chipped Teeth
- Stained Teeth
- Misshapen Teeth
- Gaps Between Teeth
In addition to helping patients improve their smile, tooth bonding is a viable option for patients who want results quickly. Other cosmetic procedures, like veneers, take more time to create. However, one of our experienced dentists will thoroughly examine your teeth and go over your dental goals before deciding what option will give you the long term results you are looking for. Tooth bonding is often a good alternative for patients who can benefit from dental veneers but are too young or not yet ready for the cost and time commitment of the veneer process.
Tooth Bonding in Burlington, NC
Tooth bonding involves applying a tooth-colored resin material to the surface of your tooth. Tooth bonding can help repair teeth that have been damaged by decay, chipped, cracked, or discolored. Like your regular teeth, after the resin material has been bonded to your natural tooth, you will need to brush and floss regularly to ensure the maintenance of your new smile. Our dentists use their eye for aesthetic and their skillfulness to help transform your smile with tooth bonding.
Tooth Bonding Procedure
Tooth bonding can be completed in just one short visit to our Burlington dental office. One of our highly trained dentists will remove a small amount of surface structure from the chosen tooth. Once completed, a gel is applied so that the resin will easily adhere to the surface of the tooth. The composite is then placed on the tooth, and the bonding agent hardens with intense light. Once the surface hardens, one of our dentists will carefully polish the tooth to give it a natural, lustrous finish.
Cost of Tooth Bonding
Tooth bonding is often covered by dental insurance when addressing tooth damage or dental health concern. When used as a cosmetic treatment though, it probably won’t be cover. Bonding is an alternative to dental veneers, a more expensive option to correct cosmetic issues. We will discuss all aspects of your tooth bonding procedure, including cost, prior to your treatment. We are in-network providers with Blue Cross Blue Shield, Delta Dental Premier, and Cigna PPO. As a complimentary service for our patients, Fuller Dental will file all other dental insurance claims.
Tooth Bonding FAQs
Is tooth bonding permanent?
No, although tooth bonding can last for many years, it is not permanent and will need to be touched-up every couple of years. It is a great material for an emergency or temporary situation. For a more permanent fix and less maintenance visits, consider getting porcelain veneers instead. Dental veneers can address all of the issues that dental bonding addresses, but with a more durable and permanent result.
Can you put dental veneers over tooth bonding?
No. You would have to replace your existing bonding with veneers. Your dentist will recommend veneers over bonding because veneers last longer and offer a more permanent, better long-term solution. If you have teeth that have been previously bonded, you can replace your bonding with porcelain veneers anytime. We help many patients permanently fix a tooth that was previously bonded.
Does tooth bonding help sensitivity?
Yes. Tooth bonding can help sensitive teeth in the same way tooth fillings can fix cavities. Your dentist can use tooth bonding material to seal access to tooth nerve endings that cause sensitivity. It is a great solution for tooth sensitivity. However, since tooth bonding is not permanent, the sensitivity in your tooth can return when the bonding material has worn off due to age, teeth grinding, and other factors.
Schedule An Appointment
Fuller Dental in Burlington, NC, strives to provide comprehensive, personalized dental care. Our dedicated team of highly trained dentists works with you to give you a smile you’ve always wanted. If you feel that you may benefit from tooth bonding, visit Fuller Dental. You can schedule an appointment online or call (336) 290-7401 today.