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Tooth Bonding Sudbury, MA

Tooth BondingAn Overview

Tooth bonding is a cosmetic procedure that can be used to address cosmetic concerns affecting the appearance of your smile. Dental bonding is a versatile treatment that can be used to address a wide range of cosmetic and restorative dental issues. This treatment can be utilized for patients of all ages to restore a damaged smile. Bonding is ideal for addressing minor cosmetic blemishes without the commitment of porcelain veneers. Dental bonding requires less tooth preparation than veneers and are often recommended for repairing growing smiles.

Sudbury Dental Arts is a convenient, family-friendly dentist office providing comprehensive dental treatment options for patients of all ages. We help our patients enhance their natural smiles with personalized treatment plans tailored to their specific dental concerns. After a complete examination of your teeth, our experienced dentists can determine if tooth bonding is right for you.

Dental bonding can be used to:

  • Close gaps between teeth
  • Realign a crooked tooth
  • Reshape a misshapen tooth
  • Whiten a discolored or stained tooth
  • Repair minor cracks or chips
  • To repair cosmetic blemishes on the teeth
  • Repair worn-down teeth

Dental bonding is an economical option for enhancing the appearance of your smile. It can also be reversed in the future, but with good dental hygiene and routine dental office visits can last for many years.

Tooth Binding vs. Porcelain Veneers

Tooth bonding is a quick and effective treatment that is typically completed in one visit to our Sudbury dentist office. In many cases, tooth bonding is described as a more cost-effective alternative to porcelain veneers. Bonding can address many of the same dental concerns as veneers; however, bonding is not as durable as veneers. In the case that you receive tooth bonding but eventually want porcelain veneers, our team can work with you to discuss your options.

Tooth Bonding What to Expect

Dental bonding is made from a malleable material that is applied directly to the surface of the tooth. In some cases, a minimal amount of tooth structure is gently removed to create space for the bonding material.  The bonding is color matched to blend seamlessly with your adjacent teeth for a natural looking result.

The bonding is applied to the tooth and shaped into the desired aesthetic. Your doctor will communicate with you during the process to ensure that you are happy with your result.  Once you approve your final result, your dentist will use a special light to activate the hardening agent in the bonding. The tooth will be polished to a natural sheen leaving you with a beautiful, confident smile.

Schedule An Appointment

Sudbury Dental Arts offers high quality, personalized dental care for patients of all ages. Our experienced team of dental professionals offers a wide range of dentistry treatments to address your issues. If you would like to learn more about tooth bonding, contact our Sudbury, MA dentist office. To schedule an appointment, call (978) 218-2580 or request an appointment online today.

Tooth Bonding FAQs

What are the disadvantages of dental bonding?

Dental bonding is a great option if you need a temporary fix. It resists stain somewhat and looks natural however other restoration such as dental crowns resist stains much better. Bonding material is not as strong as other restorations and will simply not last as long before it will need to be replaced. Also, bonding material can chip and break off easily. You should avoid chewing on hard objects with those teeth.

How long will dental bonding last?

There are many factors that go into answering this question. It will depend on how much bonding material was used, your oral habits, and how well you care for your teeth. In general, we see teeth needing touched up or the bonding replaced altogether about every three to ten years.

Does dental insurance cover tooth bonding?

It depends on what it is being used for. Your provider will most likely not cover the treatment if it is being used for cosmetic reasons such as minor chips or cracks. However, if your dentist says the treatment is necessary for your oral health (such as after an injury), then your insurance is likely to cover is. Our helpful staff will help you navigate your dental insurance and we always try to maximize your benefits.