Dental Composite Bonding Specialist Questions and Answers

Dental Composite Bonding Specialist Q&A

Our dental professionals at Canatella Dental are experienced providers of composite bonding and can help you improve the appearance of your teeth. Call us today or visit us online to book an appointment. We have convenient locations to serve you in New Orleans, LA and Metairie, LA.

Dental Composite Bonding Specialist Near Me in New Orleans, LA and Metairie, LA
Dental Composite Bonding Specialist Near Me in New Orleans, LA and Metairie, LA

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What is the composite bonding process?
Is bonding the same as veneers?
How much does composite bonding cost?
How long does composite bonding last?

Our teeth are strong, durable structures. Capable of a powerful crushing force, our teeth help us chew our food so it can be consumed by the body and use as energy. Although teeth are strong and resilient structures, they can also be subjected to damage, such as a chip, crack or break. Fortunately, composite bonding can address these dental concerns and is a standard cosmetic procedure performed by many dentists.

What is the composite bonding process?

Bonding is typically a quick and simple option to restore a tooth and normally does not require a local anesthetic. The steps for the procedure include:

• Step 1 — The dentist chooses a composite resin that matches the color of the patient’s natural teeth in order to provide the most natural-looking option.
Step 2 — The tooth’s enamel surrounding the missing portion of the tooth gets roughened to smooth out any minor chips.
Step 3 — Microscopic pores are made in the enamel using liquid or gel that is applied to the roughened tooth surface, aiding in bonding the resin to the tooth. After this, the dentist will gently rinse and dry the teeth.
Step 4 — The dentist applies a bonding agent to the tooth, a special liquid that helps in the adherence process.
Step 5 — After carefully applying the composite resin to the tooth, the tooth is then sculpted to give it a more natural appearance.
Step 6 — A special dental ultraviolet light cures the bonding material, hardening it to the tooth.
Step 7 — The restored tooth receives a final shaping and polishing to ensure it matches the rest of the natural teeth.

Is bonding the same as veneers?

Veneers are quite different from dental bonding, although they achieve the same results. Veneers involve applying thin pieces of porcelain to the front layer of the teeth, whereas dental bonding uses a filling material to change the size, shape, and color of a tooth or teeth. Veneers can also add length to the tooth, or change its shape or color, but are more often used when treating a single tooth.

How much does composite bonding cost?

The cost of composite bonding is different in every situation and depends on several factors, including the location of the clinic, the materials used, how many teeth are treated, and the areas of the mouth being treated. On average, a dental bonding procedure costs around $200, and can even cost as much as $600 in some situations. This fee may or may not include the initial consultation fee, diagnostic tests, and other examinations needed for the composite bonding procedure to be performed. Many insurance plans include dental coverage, which may cover all or part of the cost.

How long does composite bonding last?

The length of time that composite bonding lasts is different in every situation and depends on several factors, such as the materials used, the areas of the mouth the treated teeth are in, how many teeth are treated, and lifestyle factors including diet. On average, composite bonding lasts around five to ten years before needing to be replaced, although the exact duration is dependent on the aforementioned factors. To prolong the results of composite bonding, it may be recommended to:

• Practice proper oral hygiene
• Avoid hard foods and chewing ice
• Try not to grind teeth
• Do not whiten teeth

Canatella Dental General & Cosmetic Dentistry is dedicated to providing you with all of your composite bonding needs. Our dental professionals are experienced providers of composite bonding and can help you improve the appearance of your teeth. We have two Louisiana locations to better serve you: one in New Orleans, and one in Metairie. We look forward to serving you! We serve patients from Metairie LA, New Orleans LA, Harahan LA, Jackson Square LA, Bella Chasse LA, St. Bernard LA, Meraux LA, Chalmette LA, Jefferson LA, River Ridge LA, and Kenner LA.

Locations for Canatella Dental in New Orleans, LA and Metairie, LA

New Orleans, LA

  • 101 W. Robert E. Lee Blvd, Ste. 305, New Orleans, LA 70124
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Metairie, LA

  • 4428 Conlin Street, Suite B, Metairie, LA 70006
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