It goes without saying that everyone wants to have a bright smile, and in addition to the cosmetic appeal, evenly spaced and shaped teeth are instrumental in everyday actions such as speaking and chewing. Unless we are lucky, however, we do not automatically develop aesthetically pleasing smiles after our baby teeth fall out. There are numerous solutions available for those interested in restoring chipped teeth or evening out those that are still intact, one of which is dental bonding. This minimally invasive procedure is a cornerstone of contemporary cosmetic and restorative dentistry, and in the video below, Buffalo dentist Douglas Hamill reviews everything that prospective patients should know about the benefits of dental bonding in the following video entitled “dental bonding explained”.
Dental Bonding Explained by Dr. Douglas Hamill
Dental bonding is when your dentist uses a bonding agent to place a white filling made of composite resin that looks just like teeth. We fill a tooth with the resin, giving the appearance that the original tooth has regrown. Bonded teeth are treated just as other teeth are; the patient’s responsibility is to brush them, floss them, and keep them clean.
The material has been shown to last a long time. As with any filling, of course, the length that the bonding material lasts is dependent on both the area where the filling is placed and the size of the filling. Our office can construct a tooth for under $200, but installing crowns can increase the expense. All forms of dental insurance should cover it because the procedure is a basic, routine coverage.
If you enjoyed this video about dental bonding explained, and have additional questions about dental bonding, or any other dental procedure, please give us a call. We provide free second opinions and have new patient specials available.
Our practice has served the Buffalo area for almost 17 years, and we are committed to helping all our patients to maintain and improve their oral health. Contact us today and let us give you a reason to smile!