Questions to Ask if You Are Considering Dental Bonding

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Are you thinking about getting a few dental bonding procedures done but still have a few questions about the process? Good for you. The more you can find out about a certain dental procedure, the better able you will be when it comes to making a dental decision that is right for you. Bonding is a common treatment option dentists will use in order to repair teeth that have been damaged. The process is able to provide dental patients with tooth repair services that not only can repair any damaged teeth, but the finished results allow for a natural looking smile.


The following questions should be asked by all dental patients who are thinking about getting dental bonding when they are in need of various types of tooth repair.

Question #1: how many dental visits will it take to get the bonding process completed? The answer will depend on what exactly the dental patient needs. Most dental patients can have their bonding procedures done in only one visit to the dental office.

Question #2: how long does bonding last? The answer depends on the location of the bonding. If the bonding is located somewhere on the tooth that tends to connect with other teeth or is part of the tooth that is used while eating, then the bonding will not last as long as when compared to bonding that is better protected. Overall estimates for bonding is that it lasts anywhere between 5-10 years.

Question #3: does the bonding process hurt? The answer is no, it does not hurt when a dental patient is undergoing dental bonding. In fact, some patients will not need any kind of anesthetic as the process tends to be painless. However, if the bonding is used to fill a cavity, then an anesthetic will be used.

Question #4: does bonding work for any type of tooth repair? The answer is that bonding can address most tooth problems but the most common uses are for chipped teeth, gapped teeth, misshaped teeth and decayed teeth.


If you feel that your teeth can be corrected via dental bonding, we ask that you give us a call so that we can schedule you an appointment with one of our caring dentists. When one or more of your teeth have been damaged and the damage can be seen when you smile, it really is important that you repair the damage as soon as possible. The first reason is that you can feel confident when smiling and the second reason is that if you do not get your teeth repaired, then it is likely that it will get worse.


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