What is Dental Bonding?
Accidents happen – it's life. And sometimes, those accidents could impact your teeth. You could take a bad fall and chip a tooth, a tooth can get discolored from an illness or medication, a sports injury could break a tooth, and more. Dentist Dr. Asher Henegar performs bonding to fix certain cosmetic flaws at his office in Colorado Springs, CO. An easy, effective treatment, bonding uses composite resin (the same material used for tooth-colored fillings) to mask discoloration, reduce gaps in your teeth, lengthen a tooth, or even change the shape of a tooth. For more information on how you can improve your teeth with dental bonding, schedule a consultation at R. Asher Henegar, D.D.S., P.A.
"While on vacation my husband developed quite the toothache. Friday afternoon and Dr. Henegar fit us in! Very impressed with the time he took and his diagnosis! Alex was great as well! Would recommend Dr. Henegar for sure!"- N.H. / Google / Aug 14, 2021
"I recommend Dr. Asher 100%, he is very friendly and professional, his dental assistants are amazing and the receptionist is super helpful and sweet. We just moved to Colorado Springs and will definitely be staying with him for as long as we live here."- Z.H. / Google / Dec 31, 2021
"I’ve been twice now and can say that Dr Henegar and his staff are the best dentist office I have ever visited. They are always friendly and professional and they do quick effective work."- J.D. / Google / Dec 31, 2021
"Very warm and welcoming. I felt like I was being cared for well by the staff as well as Dr. Henegar. I'm not one that likes going to the dentist, but they made me feel at ease. When Dr. Henegar referred me to a specialist, the receptionist took the actions necessary to help me get connected."- P.W. / Google / Dec 31, 2021
"Amazing Dentist!! 10 out of 10 would recommend 😊"- M.L. / Google / Dec 23, 2021
What To Expect from Dental Bonding
Dental bonding is a great way to fix minor flaws in teeth, such as chips, gaps, and more. Bonding is typically performed in one appointment in our office in Colorado Springs, CO. You should not need anesthesia, but sedation options may be reviewed with Dr. Henegar at your consultation if you have any anxiety or a strong gag reflex. As soon as you are ready, Dr. Henegar will begin applying the bonding material to the desired areas of your teeth with the help of one of his team members. The resin will be hardened before more layers are added. Once the layers of composite resin are set, Dr. Henegar will shape and smooth the filling material and your natural enamel for an even finish. Once your appointment is over, you should avoid staining foods and drinks (like tea, coffee, and tobacco) for 48 hours. The bonding material can stain and chip so don’t bite down on hard objects, such as ice, hard candy, pens, and fingernails, and clean your teeth as soon as possible after eating. Bonded teeth should be cleaned just like natural teeth with regular brushing, flossing, and mouthwash. With ideal care, bonding may last as long as ten years. Bonding isn't as strong as crowns or veneers and usually does not last as long; therefore, Dr. Asher may consider a different cosmetic or restorative procedure if you need more extensive repairs.
Plan Your Procedure
- Average Cost
- $100 - $400
- How Long It Takes
- 30 Minutes – 1 Hour
- Follow Up Time
- As Needed
Fix Minor Flaws with Bonding
Cosmetic bonding is a great way to improve the appearance of your smile without the time and expense of other cosmetic procedures. Find out more about dental bonding at a consultation with Dr. Asher Henegar at his office in Colorado Springs, CO. While dental bonding is not often covered by insurance, many of our patients feel it is a worthy out-of-pocket expense. Contact R. Asher Henegar, D.D.S., P.A. to schedule an appointment or for more information on payment options and medical financing. We can't wait to help you create a beautiful smile.