Teeth bonding at Dousman Family Dentistry is done by using a tooth-colored resin bonded to the tooth to restore or improve your smile. The resin is hardened with a special light to secure the material to your tooth. It’s an alternative cosmetic procedure and can even be used as a restorative procedure for individuals who have more severe tooth decay.
Cosmetic Dental Bonding in Waukesha County
Dental bonding is a great procedure for those who have discolored, chipped teeth or an uneven smile and tooth gaps. If you want to improve your smile affordably, Dousman Family Dentistry can help. Composite dental bonding can also be used as a cosmetic alternative to amalgam fillings.
Teeth bonding is normally done to:
- Repair decayed teeth
- Repair chipped or cracked teeth
- Improve the appearance of discolored teeth
- Close spaces between teeth
- Make teeth look longer
- Change the shape of the teeth
- Protect an exposed tooth root from receded gums
Teeth Bonding Procedure
To prepare you, the dentist will use a shade guide to match the color of your tooth with the composite resin. The bonding process begins with roughening the tooth surface and applying a conditioning liquid. This will help the bonding material stick to the tooth. The resin is applied, molded and smoothed onto the tooth for a natural and desired look. A bright light or laser is used to harden the material. Once hardened, the material will be trimmed, shaped and polished to match the rest of your teeth. Each tooth normally takes 30 minutes to an hour to complete. Speak to one of the dentists at Dousman to decide if this is the right cosmetic procedure for you.
How much does Dental Bonding Cost?
Dental bonding per tooth costs on average $300-$600 in Wisconsin depending on if the procedure is restorative or cosmetic. If your procedure is to fix a decayed tooth, it may be more costly to fix. Cosmetic dental bonding is a more effective option for minor corrections. Porcelain veneers or crowns may be a better option for extensive damage.
Is Dental Bonding Covered by Insurance?
Whether your insurance covers dental composite bonding depends on if you're getting restorative or cosmetic work done. If you’re having a gap filled, your insurance may not cover it. If dental bonding is necessary for the health of your teeth, your dental insurance may cover a portion of the costs. If you don’t have insurance, Dousman Family Dentistry offers affordable payment plans so you get dental care when you need it.