Achieving Big Results with Little Changes
Many patients walk into Integrated Dental Arts in Greeley under the mistaken impression that cosmetic dentistry necessarily involves big, complex procedures that completely alter the look of their smile. In reality, most people only require minor-to-moderate changes in order to achieve the smile they want.
Working closely with Dr. Benson and developing a customized treatment plan based on your idea of the perfect smile will help ensure optimal, lasting results that you feel good about. Tooth bonding and contouring can often address dental health and cosmetic concerns conservatively and economically.
Dr. Benson may recommend this type of direct restoration to fill in a cavity as readily as he can use it to correct a number of flaws, including:
- Chipped teeth
- Gaps between teeth
- Tooth stains that do not respond to whitening treatments
Tooth bonding is an exceptionally conservative treatment that can yield big results in the right circumstances. It is important to note that this type of restoration is not considered permanent, but can last for many years with proper oral health care.
Using a series of sculpting and polishing tools, Dr. Benson can make minor alterations in the shape of your teeth to improve the overall look of your smile. Tooth contouring can address issues such as:
- Jagged edges
- Minor chips
- Uneven teeth
- Overlapping teeth
- Pointy bicuspids (sometimes referred to as “vampire teeth”)
Tooth Bonding FAQs
How much does tooth bonding cost? Composite bonding is a relatively affordable procedure and is typically covered by dental insurance. Dr. Benson accepts all dental insurance and will handle all of the necessary billing and paperwork to help you maximize your dental insurance benefits.
How long does tooth bonding last? Dental bonding does not last as long as alternatives like veneers or dental crowns, however, with proper care and maintenance, you can expect the bonding to last five years or more. Composite resin is not as stain resistant as porcelain or metal restorations. Therefore, it is important to avoid smoking and visit the dentist regularly to maintain the best cosmetic appearance.