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Dental Bonding For A Chipped Tooth: Things To Know

by Andre Daniels

Do you smile with a closed mouth because your front tooth is chipped and unappealing? The easiest fix for the chipped tooth is to undergo dental bonding, as your smile will be improved on the same day of the procedure. Discover below the things you should know when trying to decide if dental bonding is a good option for repairing your chipped tooth.

Why Should Someone with a Chipped Tooth Opt for Dental Bonding?

One of the perks of getting a chipped tooth fixed through dental bonding is that it is painless. The dental specialist will not have to use any anesthesia during the procedure because none of your nerves will be affected in the process. The procedure is also done in a speedy amount of time, which can be as little as 30 minutes. Dental bonding is also a good ideal because the resin used to fill in the chipped space can be matched to the color of your natural enamel.

What Happens During the Bonding Procedure?

A tool will be used on your chipped tooth to roughen it up, as it is necessary to make the resin stick better. During the process, a little of your natural enamel will be lost. The dentist will then condition the roughed tooth with a dental product. The resin for filling in the space will then be placed on the tooth and manipulated into the shape of your natural teeth. When the dentist is satisfied, laser dentistry will be used on the resin to help it harden. 

After the resin has hardened, the dentist may file it down a little. He or she will also use polish on your tooth to get rid of any dullness that makes the bonded area look unnatural. Keep in mind that it is possible for the resin to get stained if you don't keep your teeth brushed. You can enjoy food without worrying about the bonded area falling off.

What Does it Cost to Undergo Dental Bonding?

The overall cost to undergo dental bonding depends on if your insurance policy will cover a portion of the expenses. You should expect the procedure to cost at least $100. Getting a large chipped tooth bonded may cost up to $1,000, as the task will be more complex for the dentist and require more resin. Don't hesitate to talk to a dentist about undergoing dental bonding for your chipped tooth!