Have a chipped or cracked tooth? Thanks to dental bonding, we can fix it for you at Gentle Dental Care in Lansing, MI. We can use composite resin to fix a tooth that’s broken, stained, and cracked. Dental bonding is also effective in treating gaps between teeth.
We’ve been performing dental bonding for a long time in Lansing, MI. It’s a simple procedure that takes less than 30 to 60 minutes and is completely painless. We’ll place some gel on the tooth before placing the composite resin then cure it with ultraviolet light.
At Gentle Dental Care, we prioritize patient participation. You need to be well informed to make the best decision. Knowing the advantages and disadvantages of a procedure can help. Let’s start with the advantages of dental bonding.
Dental bonding is cheap and is one of the least expensive dental procedures available. It also takes very little time and is completed in one visit. You won’t have to come back for a second one. Bonding isn’t invasive and requires very little modifications to your natural teeth.
The main disadvantage of bonding is that it can stain. We advise all our patients to keep up with their dental hygiene after dental procedures, especially bonding. This can help prolong its lifetime and keep it free from stains.
Dental bonding lasts about six years, depending on how well you take care of it. Composite resin isn’t as durable as natural teeth. If it’s placed near the edge of a tooth and is frequently used in biting and chewing on hard objects, it’ll break sooner than expected.
We’ve had patients who took great care of their bonding and made it last eight years. It’s hard to give an exact number, but the more careful you are, the longer it’ll last. As mentioned earlier, the only other recommendation is that you need to brush your teeth regularly and floss.
Call our office or visit us to find out more about dental bonding and whether your insurance covers it.