What Is Dental Bonding and How Much Does It Cost?
If you’re looking for a quick, easy and affordable solution to your chipped-tooth problems, dental bonding may be for you.
Many people have teeth they wish were in better condition, and not just in terms of keeping them clean and having them regularly checked out by a dentist. Years of wear and possibly accidents too mean teeth can be chipped, cracked or outright broken. Is there anything you can do about it that doesn’t take long to fix them and doesn’t cost the earth? Yes: it’s called dental bonding.
Dental bonding is a type of cosmetic dentistry, and it’s a form that’s the least expensive while also delivering top results that restore teeth to their former glory and make you look great again. But what exactly is dental bonding and how much does it cost to have this procedure done so that one or more of your teeth are fixed? In this blog, we look at dental bonding and everything it entails so you can consider this cosmetic dentistry solution for yourself.
What Is Dental Bonding?
Dental bonding involves the use of a tooth-coloured composite material that’s usually a resin, and it’s applied to a tooth that needs repairing — this bonds to the tooth, hence its name. Once it’s in place, it’s made into the shape that’s required so that it looks right and restores the look of the tooth. From there, it’s a matter of hardening the resin and then polishing it.
It’s ideal and mostly only used in small areas, such as for fixing a chip or crack in a tooth and closing gaps between teeth that a patient may not like and would prefer to have closed. Dental bonding can also be used to fill in cavities that have been treated, as it looks natural compared to silver-coloured fillings that dentists often use and are not all that aesthetically pleasing, especially if they’re immediately visible because they’re at the front of the mouth.
Patients usually don’t need anaesthesia for dental bonding, as it’s just a matter of preparing the surface of the tooth, applying the resin and sculpting it into shape, then hardening it with a special light and polishing the resin. It’s also fairly quick — you can expect your dentist to have it all done in as little as half an hour or up to one hour in some cases — and it generally only requires one trip to the dentist, as follow-up appointments are almost always not necessary.
How Much Does Dental Bonding Cost?
Now we get to the cost of dental bonding, and what you can expect to pay at your dentist. The simple answer is that it depends on the kind of work to be done — how many teeth and how complex the task is. But you can generally expect to pay around €150 per tooth, which is a lot less than having other types of cosmetic dentistry, such as crowns or veneers, which can cost anywhere from €600 each up to €1,000, or even nearly double that in some places.
And with proper care — such as regularly cleaning your teeth and not smoking or grinding your teeth — you can expect to get many years’ use from your dental bonding. If you do happen to damage it, through a fall or eating something hard, like nuts, all it takes is a quick return to the dentist to have it remedied.
Dental bonding is the fast and affordable answer to many patients’ cosmetic dental needs.
If you have cracked or chipped teeth or have gaps between your teeth that you would like to have fixed, contact The James Clinic today and we will talk to you about our dental bonding service that will soon have your teeth restored to perfection.