What is dental bonding?
Dental bonding is a cosmetic dental procedure where a composite resin is applied to your teeth to correct minor tooth issues such as misaligned, cracked, or discoloured teeth.
How long does dental bonding last?
Depending on the patient’s oral habits, these teeth gap fillings last between 3 to 10 years before needing to be replaced.
How much does dental bonding cost?
The cost of dental bonding depends on the number of teeth that need to be done. Typically, dental bonding can be applied in one appointment, and procedures cost between $100 up to $500 for each tooth per visit.
Who is a good candidate for dental bonding?
Dental bonding is suitable for candidates who would like to correct minor dental issues such as a chip, small gaps, stains, and an uneven tooth.
When should a dental bridge be replaced?
A dental bridge may need to be replaced anywhere from 5-25 years, this all depends on proper care and patients oral hygiene together with regular checkups.
Can a bridge be attached to only one tooth?
A bridge can be attached to only one tooth this type of bridge is called a Cantilever bridge
How long does a temporary dental bridge last?
Temporary bridges normally stay in place quite well in some cases they can last up to 6 months, the dentist may have the patient come in to remove it, get it cleaned and re-cement it. This ensures that patient doesn’t get a cavity.
Are dental implants as strong as real teeth?
Natural teeth are always the strongest, implants can be as strong as your natural teeth all depends on your occlusion and your overall function
What is the failure rate of dental implants?
Dental implants have a high success rate, it is estimated that 5-10% of implants fail either shortly after, months later or even years later. Home care and regular maintenance will keep this from happening. We don’t place implants on patients who are at high risk eg, heavy bone loss, complex medical issues and patients with poor oral hygiene.
What are the negative effects of dental implants?
Overall there isn’t many, some patients may find them expensive along with having to commit to every 3 months of gum therapy to maintain overall oral health.