Overtime, daily habits can take a toll on the health of our teeth, causing them to become damaged or weakened. This can lead to a variety of cosmetic and functional issues including chips, cracks, and discoloration or staining. For patients who wish to correct these issues, but do not want to undergo more invasive treatments, such as the placement of porcelain veneers, dental bonding is a welcomed solution. Plano, TX cosmetic dentists, Dr. Ron Bosher and Dr. Timothy Nguyen, offer this simple procedure, which involves applying a tooth-colored resin to the natural teeth in order to conceal imperfections. Dental bonding can also be used to lengthen the teeth or fill in gaps to give a unified, attractive look.
Dental Bonding Reviews
"Dr. Bosher is the most amazing dentist I've ever had. He is kind and very gentle. I fall asleep in the chair every time I have work done, that's how relaxed I am when I am there."- S.S. / Google / Mar 02, 2016
"I have been very impressed with Dr. Bosher and his staff for over five years! Laurie is the most thorough hygienist and makes a dental appointment feel like a visit with an old friend. The office staff (Barb, Jana and Sandy) is always extremely friendly and helpful. They answer their phones promptly, return voice messages, work with insurance, etc?and all with smiles on their faces! I was especially impressed with Dr. Bosher when he took an emergency phone call from my husband earlier this year after breaking a tooth while eating dinner. My husband was not a patient at the time but is now a huge fan of Dr. Bosher and patient for life. Most recently I had the opportunity to visit the newest addition to the office, Dr. Nguyen. In addition to having a wonderful bedside manner, Dr. Nguyen is knowledgeable about his profession and passionate about dental hygiene. Both Dr. Nugyen and his dental assistant Holly spent extra time explaining the dental procedure to me, answering my questions and making sure I was comfortable throughout the process. It is very rare to find a dentist and a hygienist you love, but finding an office with two great dentists, multiple hygienists/dental assistants and a fabulous office staff is truly remarkable."- R.G. / Google / Jul 19, 2016
"You only need to care for the teeth you want to keep. LOL...but as I wish to keep all of mine I am a long time patient of Dr Ron. I also owe my beautiful smile to Dr Ron and his faithful hygienist Laurie. Dr Ron only accepts perfect...and has been a friend and great dentist to my family for years. Laurie so cares about her job and me personally, she will miss lunch to make sure I get in for cleanings..and I missed my appointment! Its a family and we are part of their family. Jana and all her gals will assure you are well taken care of every time, not just next time. If you want the best...then hire the best. They will take it from there!"- J.L. / Google / Sep 14, 2016
"Fun group even when he is drilling for an hour!"- D.H. / Demandforce / Sep 20, 2016
"Great job. Friendly, Professional, and Efficient.Makes for great experience!"- D.L. / Demandforce / Apr 05, 2017
What to Expect
Dental bonding is a noninvasive, pain-free treatment. It begins with the dentist preparing the tooth for bonding by roughening the surface and applying a conditioning liquid. This helps ensure the resin will securely bond to the teeth. After applying the tooth-colored resin to the affected areas, the dentist will shape the material in order to achieve natural-looking results. A special light hardens the resin, and the tooth is polished for a natural, attractive finish. This procedure can be completed in one office visit, but the length of the visit will vary based on the specific needs of the patient. With proper oral hygiene, the effects of dental bonding can last up to 7-10 years.
The estimated cost for dental bonding will vary, depending on the patient’s dental conditions and the number of teeth that need repair. Patients can expect to pay between $550-$750 per tooth.
Plan Your Procedure
- Average Cost
- $350 - $750
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Dental Bonding FAQs
Dental bonding is a beneficial procedure because it is a simple, effective way to treat a variety of cosmetic flaws. It is less expensive and less time-consuming than other cosmetic treatments. Dental bonding also keeps more enamel intact than other procedures, keeping the natural teeth strong and healthy. In addition, while dental bonding is not a solution for all-over teeth whitening, it can be effective at concealing localized stains for patients who are sensitive to other whitening treatments.
Dental bonding does not need special care. Like regular teeth, bonded teeth need a good oral hygiene routine with regular professional check-ups and cleanings. However, dental bonding material can chip, so patients should avoid biting and chewing hard objects.
The material used for dental bonding does not last forever, but it will last a long time. With proper dental hygiene and routine maintenance, bonding materials can last between 3 and 10 years (or longer) before needing to be touched-up or replaced. This varies by patient.
Covered by Insurance?
If damaged or weakened teeth cause functional damage, the cost of dental bonding may be covered by dental insurance. Patients are encouraged to contact their insurance provider to check if they are eligible for coverage prior to the procedure.