Our experienced 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 our cosmetic dentistry in Burlington, NC have years of 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
A tooth bonding treatment involves applying a 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 eyes for aesthetic and their skillfulness to help transform your smile with tooth bonding.
Tooth Bonding Procedure
Your dentist can complete your tooth bonding treatment 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 dentist then places the composite on the tooth and uses intense light to harden the bonding agent. Once the surface hardens, one of our dentists will carefully polish the tooth to give it a natural, lustrous finish.
Cost of Tooth Bonding
Dental insurance will often cover tooth bonding when addressing tooth damage or dental health concern. When you use it as a cosmetic treatment, though they probably will not cover it. 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?
Although tooth bonding can last for many years, it is not permanent. You will need to have your dentist touch it up every couple of years. It is a great material for an emergency or temporary situation. For a more permanent fix that requires less maintenance, consider getting porcelain veneers instead. They can address all the issues dental bonding addresses, but with a more durable and permanent result.
Can you put dental veneers over tooth bonding?
You cannot put bonding material over dental veneers. Your dentist would have to remove the bonding and then replace it with veneers. Your dentist will suggest veneers over bonding because they simply last longer. If you have teeth that have been previously bonded, you can replace your bonding with porcelain veneers anytime.
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.
Does getting tooth bonding hurt?
No, tooth bonding shouldn’t cause any pain at all. You may feel some light sensitivity if we have to remove some of the tooth structure, but the bonding material helps to reverse this effect. Otherwise, you can’t even really feel the bonding process. We’ll also numb the area with a local anesthetic before we bond the tooth, just in case.
Can you whiten tooth bonding?
No, you can’t. It’s especially pertinent to avoid staining foods and drinks, as well as smoking, if you have dental bonding. While the material is resistant to stains, it’s not as stain-resistant as porcelain veneers or your natural teeth. Traditional whitening techniques don’t work on bonding material. We’d have to replace the bonding material with a different shade to whiten it.
Am I a good candidate for dental bonding?
Dental bonding is a popular procedure because so many people are eligible. Because it’s temporary and removable, even children with growing and changing mouths can get dental bonding. It’s also one of the most cost-effective dental procedures. It’s affordable and allows you to see the results of a dental restoration without committing to it permanently.
Schedule A Dental Exam Today
Fuller Dental strives to provide comprehensive and personalized cosmetic dentistry in Burlington, NC. 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.