Dental bonding is an alternative to teeth veneers and can be used as a restorative procedure for teeth that are chipped, cracked, discolored or misarranged.
How does dental bonding work?
The tooth is prepared for dental bonding by lightly etching the surface and applying a bonding liquid. Once the liquid sets, a plastic resin is applied and sculpted into the desired shape by the dentist. Once set, the resin is trimmed, smoothed and polished to a natural appearance.
Considerations for Dental Bonding
The bonding procedure can often be completed in a single office visit, and can improve the appearance of a tooth significantly. However, since the plastic resin used is not as strong as your natural tooth enamel, it is more likely to stain, chip or break than natural teeth. Bonding typically lasts three to five years before need of repair.
ADVANTAGES OF COSMETIC DENTAL BONDING
- INSTANT RESULTS- A “QUICK FIX”
- DONE IN ONE VISIT
- CHANGES CAN BE MADE WHENEVER NEEDED
- VERY EASY TO REPAIR INSTANTLY
- LESS GRINDING AWAY OF GOOD, NATURAL TEETH
- CONSIDERABLY LESS EXPENSIVE THAN PORCELAIN VENEERS
The Cosmetic Improvements With Cosmetic Dental Bonding Are Instant
And that is a great plus for somebody who needs an immediate “fix” before an important interview or a graduation or a wedding. Also, some patients have to move at short notice, and cannot wait for a second visit for the porcelain veneers to be back from the lab
For Cosmetic Bonding There is Less Grinding, Drilling and Cutting of the natural teeth compared to placing porcelain veneers.
HOW DOES COSMETIC TEETH BONDING IMPROVE YOUR SMILE?
If a person has chips, cracks or discolorations on teeth, if there are spaces between the teeth, if they are irregularly placed, these can be corrected by bonding tooth colored material (that we call composite resins) on the teeth in thin layers. All this is done in one visit, right in the office, without the dentist having to take molds and send them to the dental laboratory and wait a few weeks for the final results. With bonding, after the dentist and patient are satisfied with the improvements to the smile, the bonding is polished to a high gloss and finish, and viola! its all done in just one visit.
Composite Teeth Bonding is Considerably Less Expensive
Cosmetic smile makeovers of the upper and lower teeth can usually involve the placement of 16-20 porcelain veneers. In such cases, choosing composite teeth bonding instead of porcelain veneers can result in a difference of thousands of dollars. The additional work and time involved in placing porcelain veneers and the huge laboratory costs for fabricating the veneers justify the higher fees. However, in view of the decreased cost and all of the other advantages mentioned earlier, cosmetic teeth bonding is often the treatment of choice for cosmetic improvements of the teeth.
How Much Does Cosmetic Teeth Bonding Cost?
The cost of dental bonding depends upon a number of factors, mainly how many teeth will be bonded, what are the existing defects or irregularities that need to be corrected. All the teeth do not need to be corrected at once at the same time, and patients often spread out their treatment over a period of time to make it easy on the finances.
Therefore the cost of dental cosmetic bonding varies widely from case to case. At your consultation, we will review your case and give you an estimate of cost.
We Make Dentistry Affordable on Every Budget
In order that most patients can take the advantage of these innovative methods, we offer different financing options, including:
- We accept a lot of dental insurance plans. Our office will try to get you the maximum benefits from your insurance for the implants. You will only have to pay the portion they do not cover.
- Credit Cards: We accept all major credit cards
- Flexible Spending Accounts (FSAs): If you employer offers FSAs, you can use your benefits at our office
- Third-Party Lenders: We offer zero percent, interest-free financing through third-party lenders such as Care Credit and Lending Club (on approved credit).
- Pearl Dental Membership: If you do not have dental insurance, our in-office Membership plan gives you access to discounts on all treatments for a low monthly payment.
At Pearl Dental Arts, Dr. Paghdiwala has been offering cosmetic tooth bonding for over 30 years and patients are extremely thrilled with the results that he achieves and the improvement he has made in their life. At Pearl Dental Arts, we arrange for 0% interest-free financing for 24 months (with approved credit).
We offer Free No-Obligation Consultation for Cosmetic Teeth Bonding
We have developed a reputation for being gentle, thorough and friendly, and consistently striving to achieve excellent results.
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If you want to discuss what your options are to improve your smile, and get an estimate of cost, to help you make up your mind, call us now for an immediate appointment at 215-949-8000 or contact us online.