Who’s a Good Candidate for Composite Bonding?
Various options may be a good fit for your dental needs that vary based on several factors. With this in mind, remember that there’s often no single best choice when it comes to your oral health, but instead several that vary based on your personal needs.
You may be a good candidate for bonding if you:
- Want to enhance the appearance of your tooth, gaps, or smile
- Have a damaged, chipped, fractured, or decayed tooth (or teeth)
- Need to cover an exposed tooth root
You may not be a good candidate for bonding if:
- Your bite is improperly aligned and needs adjustment (for example, from an overbite or overjet).
- There is not adequate material remaining in your natural tooth to build up from.
When deciding on a dental procedure, the cost is often a major consideration. Luckily, dental bonding is a very cost-effective option compared to its alternatives. According to American Cosmetic Dentistry, bonding typically costs between $300 to $600 per tooth. Alternatives are typically far more expensive, with veneers costing between $925 to $2500 per tooth, according to the American Dental Association.