Sometimes people with common cosmetic dental issues such as stained, cracked, or misshapen teeth assume they must live with the issue because the cost to correct it is not covered by insurance. However, cosmetic bonding is typically less expensive than other types of elective dental procedures to improve appearance. With cosmetic bonding, Dr. James Phelan or Dr. Tyler Phelan take special care to ensure that the shade of the bonding material matches your other teeth. The procedure starts with your dentist sanding the top and edges of the tooth and then applying a conditioning liquid followed by resin.
After South Attleboro MA dentist Dr. James Phelan or Dr. Tyler Phelan applies the resin and conditioning liquid, you need to remain seated in the dental chair for several minutes. He will then shine a curing light on the treated tooth to force the resin and conditioning liquid to harden and trim any excess materials.
Expectations for Treatment Longevity
The primary benefits of cosmetic bonding are the lower cost and the fact that your dentist can complete the process in a single appointment. One potential drawback is that it tends not to last as long as other cosmetic procedures. Even so, the bonding materials should remain in place for five to 10 years. Brushing and flossing your teeth at least twice a day will help the bonding agents stay in place.
Contact Us with Additional Questions
At Exquisite Smiles in South Attleboro MA, it’s our goal to help patients achieve a smile they are proud to show others. We invite you to contact us today to learn more about cosmetic bonding as well as other procedures that could also be appropriate for your situation. Our staff is happy to discuss payment options during your initial consultation since most insurers provide no coverage for cosmetic procedures.