Are your teeth chipped, gapped, discolored, or stained? 

Then cosmetic dentistry might be a great way to help you address these issues and make you smile with confidence again. 

One option for you could be dental bonding. If you have never heard of it or you are not sure what exactly it is, continue reading.

What Is Dental Bonding? 

Dental bonding is a cosmetic dentistry procedure that uses composite resin material to cover your natural teeth. This material will mimic the color of your teeth so that it gives your smile the natural and healthy aspect you look for. 

During the procedure, the material is bonded to your natural tooth using a special light this way restores and improves your smile.

There are other cosmetic treatments, such as dental veneers, but dental bonding is different as it is a reversible process.

When Is Dental Bonding a Good Solution?

There are cases where bonding can be the perfect option for restoring your smile, such as:

  • To repair cracked or chipped teeth
  • To fill teeth gaps
  • As an alternative to amalgam fillings
  • When the decay you have can be repaired by composite resin 
  • To improve the color of your teeth 
  • To change the size and shape of your teeth 

How Much Does It Cost to Get Dental Bonding?

This question does not have a universal answer that applies to all cases. There are some things to consider when calculating the costs of this dental procedure.

The budget for dental bonding is subject to:

  • Where you get the treatment 
  • The extent of the procedure 
  • Dentist expertise 
  • If your dental or medical insurance covers dental bonding or to what extent

The costs of dental bonding may vary from place to place and case to case.

As for insurance, it is likely that it will not be covered since this is considered a cosmetic intervention, not an essential one. 

The best you can do is to call your insurance company, ask them about their policy, and calculate the budget. 

Since the costs of dental bonding depend on several aspects, what you can do is visit your dentist and discuss the issue with them. This is how you can find out what the best treatment for you is and how much it would cost you.

Help Your Dental Bonding Last

To make sure your dental bonding lasts for as long as possible, it's important to care for it and enjoy the benefits for many years.

  • Brush, rinse, and floss every day
  • Avoid biting on hard foods or objects that can chip the material 
  • Look for solutions if you grind your teeth
  • Go to regular dental check-ups
  • Follow the instructions your dentist gave you

Transform Your Smile with the Help of Tuttle Family Dentistry 

At Tuttle Family Dentistry, we practice preventive, restorative, and cosmetic care and many dental treatments for your family. 

Contact us today and schedule an appointment with us.