Dental bonding is a common type of cosmetic dental procedure usually done to correct minor cosmetic issues or damage to a tooth, such as:
- Gaps between teeth
- Misshapen teeth
- Irregularly seize teeth, etc.
The treatment involves applying a composite bonding material to the tooth and shaping it in order to achieve the desired look. Then, the dentist will use a special tool to harden the bonding material, allowing patients to enjoy their new smiles for years.
How Much Does Dental Bonding Cost?
Dental bonding is a lot cheaper than other types of cosmetic dentistry, such as veneers or dental crowns. While prices can vary depending on patient location and even the extent of the treatment, dental bonding services will usually cost anywhere between $300 and $600 per tooth out of pocket.
If you only have a minor dental issue to correct, then dental bonding can be a cost-effective way to do it. For example, if you have a gap between your front teeth and would like to remove it, dental bonding is a great solution to help you get the smile you want. Plus, with the right maintenance, the bonding material can last even as long as ten years before you need to have it replaced.
For more extensive treatments, however, dental bonding may not be the best approach, both financially and in terms of the results, you are expecting.
Will Insurance Cover Dental Bonding?
It generally depends on your policy. In most cases, dental insurance will cover the cost of bonding if it is deemed necessary to restore your oral help, which is the case with tooth cracks and chips.
Most policies will not cover the cost of cosmetic dentistry issues, however. You should check your policy to find out exactly what services are covered.
How to Maintain Dental Bonding
Though it’s a strong material, dental bonding is prone to chipping, cracking, and even staining. This means that patients will need to stay on top of their oral hygiene in order to make sure the bonding material is not damaged.
Some ways to maintain dental bonding include:
- Brush your teeth at least two times a day
- Avoid staining foods like pasta sauces, blueberries, or those with food dyes
- Avoid biting and chewing on hard foods or objects
- Don’t open items (bags, cans) with your teeth
- See the dentist routinely for check-ups, etc.
Interested in Dental Bonding? We Can Help!
Houston dentists Dr. Bianca Williams and Dr. John Ma are here to help you make sure your smile stays happy and healthy!
If you want to find out if dental bonding is right for you or what other procedures can provide the smile you want, simply stop by our practice for a quick consultation.
To get started, book an appointment at EaDo Family Dental online, or call us at (713) 474-2334 for more information about our services.