Teeth bonding involves bonding tooth-colored composite resin to any teeth which have sustained some kind of damage. Best of all, dental bonding is a direct application and only requires one appointment to complete.
Most people undergo teeth bonding so that a damaged tooth can be repaired, or so their smile can be significantly improved. Some patients prefer dental bonding over veneers or crowns because the dental bonding procedure is shorter and less invasive.
Dental bonding could be an effective cosmetic dental treatment if you have:
Tooth bonding requires only a single visit, as opposed to veneer installation which usually requires two. Bonding is very versatile in its uses, and costs considerably less than veneers do. There is also a significant time savings when going through the bonding procedure, compared to the time necessary for installing veneers. The disadvantages of tooth bonding start with the fact that they will generally not last as long as porcelain veneers can, and are not made of material which has the same level of hardness. Over a period of time, the resin composite may also absorb stains, whereas porcelain veneers will not.
If you follow your normal dental hygiene regimen of brushing and flossing twice a day, you'll be caring properly for your bonded teeth. You should avoid eating hard foods like nuts and candy as much as possible, so you don't risk cracking or breaking the bonded exterior.
Generally speaking, bonded teeth will last between three years and ten years before they need to be replaced or tweaked. Of course, usage and proper care can have a major impact on this lifespan.
For the most part, bonding a single tooth will cost you somewhere between $300 and $600, depending on the fee charged by your dentist. There's not usually a lot of variance in this cost from one place to another, because the same materials are used for tooth bonding.
If you're considering having one or more teeth bonded, you should contact us at your earliest convenience. We'll be happy to answer any questions you might have about the process, and we can arrange an initial consultation to get the whole procedure underway for you.
I have to start off by saying that Dr. Hayslip’s assistants are the most comical and friendly people I have ever met. I don’t think a second went by that I wasn’t laughing at something one of them said. Dr. Hayslip was just as funny and I could thank him a million for the great job he did on my teeth but that would still not be enough. I could say that I never in my life looked forward to going to the dentist until now, I’ve come to know every single person in the office and I’ll probably drop by just to hang out. For the first time ever I actually smiled in my school picture.
Thank you.. thank you.. thank you..
For all you’ve done,
For all you do,
A special thanks
From me to You!
The kindness of the Doctor and the graciousness of his nursing staff made having my dental work almost pleasant. I’m glad I chose the BEST staff and Dr. Hayslip as my dentist!!
Dr. Hayslip and Staff,
Happier more confident and younger looking are just a few of the feeling I am experiencing since Dr. Hayslip gave me my new gorgeous smile. He and his staff are not only professional and caring but they are compassionate as well. The whole experience was so pleasant and Dr. Hayslip takes great pride in his work and it shows. I couldn’t believe how beautiful the temporaries looked and the permanent are unbelievable.
There is so much truth in the phrase “When you smile, the whole world smiles with you”!
Thank you for changing my life.
Due to my “bite” being off, my bottom front teeth were worn down and were very jiggered. I talked with my regular dentist, whom I had been seeing for many years, about what could be done to fix my bottom teeth. He didn’t seem to be too concerned. I assumed that his only solution was at some point in time he would fit me with a partial plate, or even worse- dentures. I was very disappointed.
Then, someone told me about the Medical College of Georgia School of Dentistry in Augusta, Georgia. I made an appointment to get an evaluation as to what could be done to save my bottom teeth. The representative told me that my bite was way off and in order to fix my bottom teeth, it would require extensive work throughout my whole mouth.
After I returned home, I noticed a sign in front of a dental office on Russell Parkway, MIDDLE GEORGIA CENTER FOR COSMETIC DENTISTRY. I made an appointment and visited this dentist to get his opinion on what could be done to save my bottom teeth. When Dr. Curtis
Hayslip looked at my teeth and my mouth, he gave me his recommendation, it was the same as the evaluation that I had received at the Dental School in Augusta.
I agreed for Dr. Hayslip to do whatever he deemed necessary to save my teeth. The total process involved grinding down all of my teeth and replacing them with crowns-28 crowns in all. Fitting the new crowns not only corrected my bite, it also enhanced my looks. The results were greater than my expectations. My new teeth looked perfect.
It has been over five years since I had all my teeth crowned and I have never regretted having it done. My new teeth not only helped my looks, but it also helped my self-esteem - I'm not embarrassed to smile now.
Thank you Dr. Hayslip for saving my teeth and improving my life.
Dear Dr. Hayslip,
I never realized how drastic the changes would be when I made the decision to have my Dura-thins applied to my teeth. Dr. Hayslip and I discussed the procedure and the outcome. However, I was so pleasantly surprised at how they looked. I used to dread smiling and hated seeing pictures of my teeth. Now, I receive so many compliments; I love to show my new smile! My only regret is that I did not do it sooner. I highly recommend Dr. Hayslip and his staff. They are a great team of professionals who get the job done and done well.