Tooth bonding can be a quick and economical option to address minor cosmetic concerns or to repair teeth that are chipped, cracked, or damaged. This cosmetic procedure can be completed in our Sandy Springs dentist office, often during a single visit without the need for a numbing agent, or local anesthetic.
Real Results, Tooth Bonding
Tooth Bonding What to Expect
Cosmetic tooth bonding is basically the same process as a resin composite dental filling. Dr. Paulen will apply a tooth-colored resin directly to the tooth, sculpt it into the desired shape, and cure the material with a special light. Little or no preparation of the tooth is needed! Your cosmetic dentist can complete this procedure in a single dental visit.
With proper care and maintenance, you can expect most tooth bonding to last five years or more. The lifespan will depend on how well you practice excellent oral health habits. Avoiding hard, crunchy foods and ice and the use of a nightguard can also minimize damage or unnecessary wear.
Dental bonding is a relatively affordable procedure, similar in cost to a dental filling. Although commonly covered by dental insurance, it is always best to determine your benefits prior to your treatment.