Buffalo Dentist Discusses Dental Bonding
In the following educational dental video, experienced Buffalo NY dentist Douglas Hamill DDS discusses dental bonding
Dental bonding is when your dentist uses a bonding agent to place a white filling made of composite resin that look 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.
How long does the bonding material last?
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. Larger fillings require a crown to be installed on the outer surface. Smaller fillings have a duration resembling that of a silver filling, though dental bonding does not create the discoloration typical of silver fillings.
How much does bonding cost?
The cost of dental bonding is reasonable. 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.
Looking to have your smile shine? Contact Douglas Hamill DDS to schedule a consultation for dental bonding. He has over 25 years of experience in cosmetic dentistry and prides himself on providing affordable dental care in a professional environment utilizing the latest in dental technology.