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Lexington Prosthodontics provides bonding services in Burlington, MA. Call 781-222-3359 to learn more and schedule your appointment. 

Bonding is a conservative cosmetic dental treatment that uses tooth-colored resin material to correct minor imperfections. Completed in a single office visit, bonding is quick, painless, and affordable. With dental bonding, we can:

  • Provide an aesthetic alternative to amalgam fillings
  • Close gaps between two teeth
  • Correct issues with tooth size and shape
  • Cover over stains and discoloration
  • Fix chipped teeth
  • Repair cracks and other cosmetic damage to the structure of the tooth


The Dental Bonding Procedure

The first step in the bonding process is to remove a small amount of enamel from the tooth surface. This roughens it in order to allow the bonding material to attach. A conditioning liquid is applied, followed by the composite resin. We smooth and shape the resin to match the appearance of adjacent teeth for a natural look.

Once we’ve finished shaping the tooth, we use a curing light to harden the resin. The tooth is refined by removing any excess, then it is polished to mimic the look of the enamel on your natural teeth. For most patients, the entire bonding procedure takes about an hour.


Caring for a Bonded Tooth

Bonding will generally last anywhere between three to 10 years, making it a cost-effective option for achieving cosmetic improvements in your smile. The location of your bonding is an important factor in how long it will last. Bonding in one of the front teeth, for example, is likely to need repair sooner than bonding elsewhere in the mouth simply because these teeth receive a lot of wear-and-tear from biting.

In order to maximize the lifespan of your dental bonding, try your best to avoid foods and drinks that stain like red wine, tea, and coffee, as bonding has a tendency to stain over time. Do not use tobacco products. If your front teeth are bonded, don’t bite into hard foods like apples and carrots with them.

Call 781-222-3359 to schedule your appointment.


Frequently Asked Questions About Dental Bonding

How much does dental bonding cost?

The answer to this depends on the amount of work that is needed, but generally speaking, dental bonding ranges from $300 to $600 per tooth.

How long does dental bonding last?

Bonding typically lasts between three to 10 years, although this depends on the extent of the bonding, its location in your mouth, and your eating and oral care habits.

Is dental bonding expensive?

Dental bonding is one of the most cost-effective dental treatments available. When compared to veneers, the most common alternative to bonding, bonding is more affordable.

Does tooth bonding hurt?

All of the work for dental bonding is performed on the surface of your tooth, so it doesn’t hurt and you will not need a local anesthetic for the procedure.

Which is better, bonding or veneers?

Every patient is different, so what’s best for you may not be best for someone else. Veneers last longer, have better stain resistance, and can correct a wider variety of dental issues. Bonding, on the other hand, is less expensive and only takes a single appointment to complete.


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