Every year children and adults experience dental injuries resulting in chipped teeth, or have their teeth come in with gaps between them they wish they could eliminate. Dental bonding can provide the solution for concerns with your smile quickly and painlessly. Romans & Solani Dentistry has been providing dental bonding treatments for patients in the Camillus, NY area, and is ready to help you get a smile you’d be proud today!
What Is Dental Bonding?
This aesthetic treatment process involves the placement of tooth-colored resign on your teeth to help resolve concerns with chips and close gaps in your front teeth. That’s not all dental bonding can do for you! Stained, cracked, and broken teeth can all benefit from the application of dental bonding. The material used is durable enough to withstand the rigors of daily wear and tear, and appears close enough to natural dental material to make it hard for others to notice.
How Is A Dental Bonding Treatment Done?
The bonding process starts with a standard dental exam and consultation to determine if your teeth can benefit from the bonding procedure. Once your dentist confirms that your case is appropriate for dental bonding they’ll schedule an appointment for the procedure. During that visit the teeth will be coated in a conditioning gel that roughens their surface in preparation for the bonding material to be applied. The resin is then applied to your teeth, shaped into its final form, and cured using an ultraviolet light that speeds the hardening process. The dentist will then make any final adjustments to the hardened resin and polish to give it a natural appearance.
How Long Will A Dental Bonding Be Good For?
How successful the treatment of your teeth will be is dependent on where in your mouth the work is being done. If the repair site is located on the edges of your teeth the restoration will not last as long due to the forces involved in chewing and biting. Your choice of foods can also result in the bonding breaking away, so its important to avoid crunchy, chewy, or hard foods if you want them to last as long as possible. The average lifespan of a dental bonding is approximately 4-8 years.
Do I Need To Take Special Care Of My Dental Bonding?
Aside from the concerns mentioned above it isn’t necessary for you to take special steps to take care of your teeth. Your usual hygiene practices, including brushing twice a day, flossing, and using mouthwash will be sufficient to keep them looking great for years. The one consideration you may want to take in addition to those above would be avoiding habits and foods that can stain your teeth. These include drinking red wine, coffee, tea, cola, or using tobacco products.
Is Dental Bonding Covered By My Insurance?
The answer to this question is largely dependent on your individual provider. Overall this procedure is considered cosmetic and isn’t covered by your dental insurance. That being said it’s best to give your provider a call and go over the details of your plan. Our support team at Romans & Solani Dentistry will be happy to help you with this call to ensure you get the best possible information from your provider.
If you have aesthetic concerns with your teeth that you feel may be able to benefit from the dental bonding then call us at 1 (315) 487-1545 today to schedule a consultation. During this exam your dentist will determine if your case is appropriate for dental bonding and what steps are available to you. They will then schedule an appointment for your procedure based on their findings and your desires.