Dental Bonding Collingwood
What is Dental Bonding?
Finding a Dentist for Tooth Bonding in Collingwood is a great option for those looking to improve their smile! Dental Bonding, also known as ‘tooth bonding’, is a non-invasive Cosmetic Dental treatment that uses Composite Resin to restore or reshape a tooth. Dental Bonding is used to address teeth that are chipped, cracked, stained, or have gaps with surrounding teeth. Our dentists at Collingwood Family Dental will apply layers of Composite Resin to build your tooth back up before reshaping and polishing it to an aesthetic finish.
This process can be used for either Cosmetic or Restorative purposes and involves the same material as most Dental Fillings. Dental Bonding is a great Cosmetic or Restorative process that is non-invasive and helps to restore both function and aesthetics to your smile!
Who is a Good Candidate for Dental Bonding?
Dental Bonding is often used as a Cosmetic treatment to change the shade or shape of discolored teeth, fix chips or gaps, or lengthen teeth. Dental Bonding is certainly a good option for patients looking to enhance the beauty of their smiles quickly and affordably.
On the other hand, Dental Bonding can also be used in a Restorative setting to cover exposed tooth roots or as an alternative to amalgam fillings.
– Here are a few reasons why someone may be a good candidate for Dental Bonding:
- They have discolored teeth
- Their teeth are not aligned in length
- There is active tooth decay
- They have a chipped or broken tooth
- They are looking to enhance the overall look of their smile
If you’re considering Dental Bonding in Collingwood, book an appointment with our dentists at Collingwood Family Dental to go over your options and ask any questions you may have about the procedure. Our team will offer an unbiased opinion and help you make the right decision for your smile!
How is Dental Bonding Done?
The Dental Bonding process involves the same amount of chair time whether you’re receiving the treatment for Cosmetic or Restorative purposes. Depending on the complexity of the case and the number of teeth being addressed in the treatment, your Dental Bonding Appointment at Collingwood Family Dental will likely take between 30 and 90 minutes.
Here is how Dental Bonding is done:
– Protecting and Preparing the Area
First, the tooth being addressed is isolated and all surrounding teeth are protected from instruments, resin, and debris. Your dentist will prepare the tooth by cleaning and drying it before applying a special gel for the bonding to adhere
– Composite Resin Application
Your dentist will remove the special gel and dry the tooth once again before applying the Composite Resin. The Composite Resin used will be specifically chosen to match the shade of your surrounding teeth and present a natural finish. Your dentist will apply the Composite Resin in layers and cure it multiple times along the way using a special UV Curing Light
– Shaping and Polishing
Your dentist will now apply the finishing touches which include shaping and polishing the tooth. Your dentist will make sure your bite aligns perfectly with your new Composite Resin Bonding and that the shade matches perfectly with your surrounding teeth. Your new smile is now in place and your dentist will go over maintenance instructions and answer any questions you may have!
The Dental Bonding process will be completed in just one easy appointment and you can begin using your newly Bonded tooth the same day. Our dentists at Collingwood Family Dental are always available to answer any of your questions about the Dental Bonding process to help you feel more comfortable before proceeding with treatment!
What are the Benefits of Dental Bonding?
Dental Bonding is a popular Cosmetic and Restorative treatment as there are many benefits to this non-invasive procedure. Our dentists in Collingwood offer Dental Bonding to both New and Existing patients.
Here are some of the reasons why Dental Bonding is popular with our patients:
Dental Bonding is a very affordable alternative to other Cosmetic procedures such as Porcelain Veneers, Dental Crowns, Dental Implants, and even Professional ZOOM Teeth Whitening. Dental Bonding typically costs similar to a Dental Filling
– Non-invasive Procedure
Dental Bonding is a non-invasive procedure as it does not require the removal of natural tooth structures like Dental Veneers
– Single Appointment
Dental Bonding can be done in a single appointment ranging from 30 to 90 minutes, unlike Porcelain Veneers which typically require two appointments
– Aesthetic Finish
A skilled Collingwood dentist can provide a beautiful Cosmetic finish to your Dental Bonded tooth (or teeth). Dental Bonding can really help to bring back the natural beauty of your smile.
What are the Disadvantages of Dental Bonding?
Although Dental Bonding has many attractive advantages, there are also a few disadvantages that you should be aware of before proceeding with treatment.
Here are the Disadvantages of Dental Bonding:
The material typically used for Dental Bonding, a Composite Resin, is prone to staining over time. Food and drink such as coffee and wine can cause staining with Composite Resins. Most materials used for Dental Crowns and Dental Veneers, such as Porcelain, are highly resistant to staining.
The Composite Resin material used for Dental Bonding is prone to breakage and is much weaker than most materials used for Dental Crowns and Dental Veneers, such as Porcelain and Ceramics. These materials tend to last much longer than the Composite Resins used for Dental Bonding. However, when cracks and chips occur, Composite Resins are much easier and more affordable to fix than Porcelain and Ceramics!
It’s always recommended to talk to our Collingwood dentists about your options for Dental Bonding before committing to treatment. Our team of dental professionals would be happy to answer any questions or concerns that you may have about getting Dental Bonding in Collingwood!
Is Dental Bonding Better Than Dental Veneers?
While it depends on your objectives and goals for your smile, Porcelain Veneers are considered to be the ultimate standard for Cosmetic Dentistry. With that being said, Porcelain Veneers are considered to be expensive and require the removal of natural tooth structure.
On the other hand, Dental Bonding and Composite Resins are a more economical option and do not require the removal of natural tooth structure. However, they won’t have the same ‘shine’ or aesthetic qualities as Porcelain Veneers. Composite Resins also stain and break/chip easier than Porcelain Veneers.
So, which is better? It really depends on your budget and overall goals for your smile. Our dentists at Collingwood Family Dental are here to help answer any questions or concerns you may have about the Dental Veneer or Dental Bonding process and can help you make a decision about which may be the best fit for your lifestyle, budget, and smile goals.
How Much Does Dental Bonding Cost?
The cost for Dental Bonding at Collingwood Family Dental typically ranges from $300 to $1,000 per tooth. This is much more affordable than Porcelain Veneers which can range from $900 to $3,000 per tooth. Of course, any additional treatment outside of Dental Bonding such as Root Canals, Dental Fillings, X-Rays, Examinations, etc. is not part of this estimate.
Here are a few of the most significant factors that affect the Cost of Dental Bonding:
- The number of teeth being treated with Composite Resin
- The amount of Composite Resin needed for the treatment
- Current oral health condition
- Whether your Dental Insurance covers Dental Bonding
- Experience of Dentist performing the procedure (Specialists will be more expensive than General Practitioners)
- The overall complexity of the case
At Collingwood Family Dental, our fees are based on the current year’s Ontario Dental Fee Guide, which is provided by the Ontario Dental Association. These fees are subject to annual updates from the Ontario Dental Association.
In order to provide an accurate estimate, you will need to be examined by our dentists at Collingwood Family Dental. This will help us to understand your unique oral health condition and gain a better understanding of your goals and objectives for your smile. We can then provide an estimate based on your situation and answer any questions you may have about the treatment and estimate.
Is Dental Bonding Covered by Your Insurance?
Many Dental Insurance companies cover a portion of Dental Bonding procedures if they are Restorative in nature. For Cosmetic Dental Bonding procedures, coverage will depend on the Coverage Plan and Insurance Provider. Dental Bonding may be covered under your Health Care Spending account if available.
Our team at Collingwood Family Dental offers Direct Insurance Billing for the convenience of our patients. This means we send your bill directly to your insurance provider so you only have to pay any deductibles, copays, or other portions that are not covered by your Dental Insurance Plan. Our team would be happy to go over your coverage with you if you are uncertain about your Dental Insurance Plan.
Searching for a Dentist Near You for Dental Bonding?
Our Dental Office in Collingwood offers Dental Bonding services for both new and existing patients. We are located at 1 Huron St, Collingwood, above the Rexall, Downtown next to the Collingwood Harbour. Our dentists would be happy to go over your options for Dental Bonding and provide you with a treatment plan that fits your goals, lifestyle, and budget!
How to Schedule an Appointment for Dental Bonding at Collingwood Family Dental
To schedule an appointment for Dental Bonding at Collingwood Family Dental, feel free to call, email, or book your appointment online on our website. Our team is always welcoming new patients and walk-ins and would love to sit down with you to go over your options for Dental Bonding!
We welcome patients from areas such as Collingwood, Wasaga Beach, Thornbury, The Blue Mountains, Nottawa, Clarksburg, Springwater, New Lowell, Creemore, Stayner, Clearview, and all surrounding areas! We offer Direct Insurance Billing, Emergency Dental Services, Free Cosmetic Consultations, and a full range of family-oriented dental services.