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Dental Bonding in Indianapolis IN

Tooth bonding is an alternative to veneers and can be used as a restorative procedure for teeth that are chipped, cracked, discolored or misarranged.

How does bonding work?

The tooth is prepared for the procedure by lightly etching the surface and applying a bonding liquid. Once the liquid sets, a plastic resin is applied and sculpted into the desired shape by the dentist. Once set, the resin is trimmed, smoothed and polished to a natural appearance.

Considerations

The bonding procedure can often be completed in a single office visit and can improve the appearance of a tooth. However, since the plastic resin used is not as strong as your natural tooth enamel, it is more likely to stain, chip or break than natural teeth. Bonding typically lasts three to five years before repair is needed.

Dental Bonding FAQs

What should you not do with bonded teeth?

Bonded teeth are strong and durable, but they’re not indestructible. Avoid chewing on hard objects (ice, hard candy) or using your teeth to open things. Biting your nails can also damage the bonding material.

Can bonded teeth get cavities?

Yes. The bonded material isn’t as strong as natural tooth enamel, so it’s important to take good care of your teeth. Brush and floss regularly, and see your dentist for regular checkups and cleanings.

What are the chances that bonding will chip or break?

Bonding is very strong, but it can chip or break if you use your teeth to open things or chew on hard objects.

How long does dental bonding last?

Bonding can last for many years, but it’s not permanent. It may need to be touched up or replaced over time.

How long does tooth bonding take to harden?

The bonding material hardens quickly, so you won’t have to wait long to use your teeth normally.

Is tooth bonding covered by insurance?

Dental bonding is usually considered to be a cosmetic procedure, so it’s not typically covered by insurance. However, if the bonding is being used to repair a decayed or damaged tooth, insurance may cover some of the cost.

What is the difference between dental bonding and veneers?

Dental bonding and veneers are both used to improve the appearance of teeth, but they’re made from different materials and have different pros and cons. Bonding is made from composite resin, which is a type of plastic. Veneers are made from porcelain or ceramic. Veneers are more durable and resistant to staining than bonding, but they’re also more expensive.

Can you eat normally with composite bonding?

Yes. The bonding material hardens quickly, so you won’t have to wait long to use your teeth normally.

How do you take care of bonded teeth?

Brush and floss regularly, and see your dentist for regular checkups and cleanings. Avoid chewing on hard objects or using your teeth to open things. Biting your nails can also damage the bonding material.

How long does dental bonding last on front teeth?

Bonding can last for many years, but it’s not permanent. It may need to be touched up or replaced over time.

What are the disadvantages of dental bonding?

The bonded material isn’t as strong as natural tooth enamel, so it’s important to take good care of your teeth. Bonding can also chip or break if you use your teeth to open things or chew on hard objects.

Call Craig Arive, DDS today 317-406-4329 or fill out our contact form to schedule a tooth bonding in Indianapolis IN. Learn more about our porcelain veneers.

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