Tooth BondingAn Overview
Cosmetic teeth bonding is an affordable and conservative treatment option for patients who have small chips or cracks in their teeth. Teeth bonding is a fairly quick and easy restorative treatment option.
East Hanover NJ, dentist, Dr. Raj Upadya is an experienced cosmetic dentist and can help patients to achieve natural-looking results with teeth bonding. Furthermore, he provides many cosmetic dentistry treatments in his East Hanover, New Jersey, dental office.
Tooth bonding may be recommended to treat:
- Spaces between teeth
- Misshapen teeth
- Minor chips, cracks or damage to teeth
- Discolored teeth
- Tooth cavities
If you have more significant chips or cracks, Dr. Upadya may recommend porcelain veneers or dental crowns to reinforce the tooth and restore proper function.
It is important to remember that dental composites are not as durable or long-lasting as porcelain restorations and may need to be re-touched or replaced in the future. Depending on the amount of bonding and your oral habits, teeth bonding material lasts about 3 to 10 years before it may require touch-ups or replacement in our Summit, NJ cosmetic dentistry office.
After those three to ten years, the composite resin may begin to chip or break off the tooth. Also, dental bonding is not as stain resistant as porcelain veneers or a dental crown.
Cost of Tooth Bonding
Tooth bonding is often covered by dental insurance when addressing tooth damage or dental health concern, but is also an alternative to the more expensive option of dental veneers. We will discuss all aspects of your tooth bonding procedure, including cost, prior to your treatment.
While we do not participate in any dental insurance plans, we will submit billing to your insurance company so that you can receive reimbursement directly from the insurance company. If you have specific questions about your dental insurance, please contact our office.