For patients who want to correct small cosmetic issues with their teeth, there is dental bonding available at our Poway, CA practice. Cosmetic dentists, Dr. Langenbach and Dr. Thomas, provide dental bonding, which is where the doctors will apply resin to the teeth. The resin can camouflage the appearance of chips, cracks, stains, and discoloration with this simple, noninvasive procedure. The resin will match the patient’s natural tooth color for a seamless look. Dental bonding is performed quickly with little discomfort for the patient.
“It is always nice to know that the staff at Drs. Langenbach and Thomas’s practice will be competent and thorough, from the regular cleaning to more involved procedures.”
– T. / Demandforce / Jun 13, 2012
WHAT TO EXPECT
This treatment option is fast and painless. The dentist will begin by etching the surface layer of the tooth and applying a conditioning gel which will help ensure the resin will correctly bond to the tooth. The resin itself is matched to the existing tooth color and shaped to match the teeth near it. After that, a hardening light is used to harden the resin, and then the tooth is polished to to its final shape. This procedure is usually performed in the dentist’s office with little or no anesthesia.
Patients should expect results to last for 3 –10 years after this treatment. Good dental hygiene can prolong the duration, so patients are encouraged to follow a good home oral care routine and visit their dentist for regular exams and cleanings. Since dental bonding is easier to chip or stain than dental veneers, patients should avoid staining foods and drinks, quit smoking, and avoid biting hard objects. Even after the results diminish, the teeth can often be easily retreated in order to prolong the results.
Prices will vary depending on the condition of the teeth and the number of teeth that are treated, but patients should expect to spend between $50 – $300 per tooth. If the bonding or contouring is being performed to correct a trauma or accident, the patient’s insurance may cover some of the costs. Our front office will check to determine the patient’s coverage before billing.
SMALL FIXES, BIG IMPROVEMENTS
Dental bonding and tooth contouring can help eliminate minor blemishes and cosmetic imperfections in your smile. Bonding and contouring is a fast, painless procedure that helps your teeth not only look better, but also improves your oral health by removing places for plaque and tartar to hide. Contact our office today and learn about how dental bonding and contouring can help you.