Many people do bond with their dentist but in this play on words dental bonding is not about bonding with your dentist. It’s a dental procedure using a composite resin material that blends with your teeth. Dental bonding can give you a new smile and repair the functionality of damaged teeth. Have you heard of dental bonding? If so, how much do you know? Take our fun quiz below to find out how to bond with your dentist.
True or False?
- True or False: Dental bonding can be used to conceal stains, and repair chips, but cannot be used for craze lines.
- True or False: Dental bonding is a long, painful procedure.
- True or False: Dental bonding is expensive.
- False: Dental bonding can be used to repair a variety of minor imperfections including concealing craze lines and stains; repairing cracks, chips, and fractures; lengthening worn teeth, stubby teeth, or teeth that are too short; reshaping teeth; correcting a bad bite; and to fill spaces between teeth.
- False: Dental bonding is a fast, easy, and painless procedure. It consists of cleaning the tooth or teeth, applying a mild acidic solution to roughen or etch the tooth for the bonding material to take hold, and applying a composite resin material. Once the resin material is applied and/or shaped to the tooth, it is hardened with a special curing light. It is painless and usually only takes one visit.
- False: In most cases dental bonding only costs between $100 to $400 per tooth.