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.
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 resistance as porcelain veneers or a dental crown.
Cost of Tooth Bonding
Tooth bonding is often covered by dental insurance when addressing tooth damage or a 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 with 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.
Amazing dentist. Extremely knowledgeable about malocullsion issues which is what I came in for. Look forward to working with him and fixing my bite.Patrick Z.
Dr. Raj and his entire staff are absolutely phenomenal at what they do! I’ve never had such a good experience with a dental facility. I came here with clicking in my jaw and a number of other issues. Everyone is so kind and personable. Not only is the service they…Megan W.
I love my teeth! They look so natural and I receive many compliments! This has truly been one of the best investments that I have made.Shannon D.
Tooth Bonding What to Expect
Cosmetic teeth bonding is typically completed during a single visit to our Summit, NJ dentist office and takes less than an hour to complete. Dr. Upadya will select a composite resin color that will closely match the color of your natural teeth for virtually unnoticeable treatment.
Dr. Upadya will prepare the surface of the tooth (or teeth) to be treated. The surface of the tooth will be roughened slightly and a conditioning liquid is applied to help the resin adhere to the tooth. Then Dr. Upadya will directly apply a tooth colored, biocompatible composite resin and sculpt it into the desired shape. The material is hardened by an ultraviolet light or laser. Once the composite has cured, Dr. Upadya will trim, shape and polish it to match the sheen of the rest of the tooth surface.
Schedule an Appointment
If you are interested in learning more about composite teeth bonding in the Summit, NJ and East Hanover, NJ area, contact Metropolitan Center for Complete Dentistry for a consultation with Dr. Raj Upadya. Call us at (973) 287-3153 or schedule an appointment online.