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Information on Dental Bonding

Womans mouth with dental mirrorDental bonding is a restorative option used when a tooth becomes cracked, chipped, decayed, or discolored. Some of your other restorative options may include dental veneers, fillings, and crowns. Even though dental bonding is the quickest and most cost-effective of these options, it is also the one that people are the least educated about.

Dental Bonding

Dental bonding is a composite resin that is cemented to the surface of your tooth in order to change the appearance of the tooth and restore it back to its original function. Once the resin is applied to the tooth, it is hardened with a special light and then filed down to the correct shape, size, and thickness.

Below are a few things you should know before receiving dental bonding:

  • Covered by insurance – Dental bonding is very cost-effective and is often covered by insurance. This means that your out-of-pocket payment will be much lower than with other restorative methods.
  • Not as durable – Dental crowns and veneers can last up to 20 years with proper care, but dental bonding only lasts between 5-10 years. This is because the resin material isn’t as durable as the porcelain used to create dental crowns and veneers.
  • Vulnerable to stains – Dental bonding can be used to fix tooth discoloration, but the composite resin material may become vulnerable to staining itself, just like natural teeth. This discoloration becomes more likely as the bonding gets older.
  • No anesthesia – Because dental bonding is fast, simple, and very minimally invasive, no type of anesthesia is necessary for the procedure.

To make an appointment here at Endodontic Specialists, please visit one of our three locations in Colorado Springs North, Colorado Springs South, and Pueblo, Colorado. We offer the best endodontic services that Colorado has to offer.

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