Dr. Joseph Thompson is an experienced dentist that provides tooth bonding for cosmetic and restorative purposes. This conservative treatment is an effective and affordable way to treat many issues with your teeth. Our office is welcoming new patients to our Loveland, CO who are seeking versatile treatment options for their oral health concerns.
What is Tooth Bonding?
Tooth bonding is a painless dental treatment that can be performed in a single office visit. It is not a permanent treatment since it does not extensively alter the tooth. This treatment involves putting a composite resin material on the prepared tooth to fix a dental concern. It must be molded into the desired shape by hand. The resin material is colored matched to blend in well with the rest of your smile. Dental bonding can be used for many cosmetic or restorative purposes including to:
- Close teeth gaps
- Fix chipped or broken teeth
- Fill small cavities
- Fix misshapen teeth
- Make teeth appear longer
- Improve the appearance of stained teeth
About the Tooth Bonding Procedure
The procedure is fairly simple and will be performed during one office visit. Dr. Thompson will prepare the tooth by removing a very minimal amount of the tooth’s surface. Next, he will place the composite resin on the portion of the tooth being treated and mold it into the proper form. It will be colored matched to blend in naturally with the surrounding tooth. The last step is to use a curing light that will harden the resin.
What are the risks with tooth bonding?
A tooth bonding treatment is very safe and simple. It only involves one visit to our Loveland, CO area dentist office to complete and there are zero risks involve.
How long does tooth bonding last?
Your tooth bonding can last about 5-10 years. However, this involves taking good care of your teeth and overall oral health. The better oral hygiene habits you have, the longer your treatment will last. Also, please keep in mind that a bonded tooth cannot be whitened. Luckily the bonding material is fairly stain resistant however the surrounding teeth can still stain. This can result in your teeth being two different shades. To avoid this, you should limit your consumption of teeth staining drinks such as coffee, tea, and red wine.
Will dental insurance cover this procedure?
Whether or not your dental insurance will provide coverage for you tooth bonding treatment will depend on a few factors. If the treatment is considered cosmetic such as having a gap filled, then insurance will most likely not provide coverage. However, if it is necessary for your dental health, then they may provide coverage. An example would be if you have a chipped or broken tooth and your dentist recommends tooth bonding to prevent the tooth from breaking further.
Dr. Joseph Thompson offers consultations at his dentist office near Loveland, CO discuss your restorative or cosmetic issues. He may recommend a tooth bonding treatments as a conservative treatment to your tooth problems. Call our office today at or schedule an appointment online to learn more about dental bonding treatment.