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
"A wonderful place to go for a dental work! The office staff is friendly and helpful. Dr Henegar and his assistant were very gentle and caring. They made sure I was comfortable during my visit! I will return!"- P.N. / Google / Sep 28, 2021
"I haven't been to the dentist in over five years. It's a lot easier said then done but when you don't have insurance or have the finances it gets pushed back over the years. I would highly recommend Dr. Henegar. The office was clean and modern. The staff all had smiles and were very friendly upon entering the office. I was greeted with a hand shake by the doctor himself. We took x-rays of my teeth and came up with a plan. Dr. Henegar was very friendly, compassionate and knowledgeable. It felt good to go to the dentist and not be questioned as to why I haven't been to a dentist in so long.We came up with a step by step plan for future visits and he even recommended ortho to help straightrn my bottom teeth in the future. I couldn't be happier with the affordablility but also with the friendly staff. It is nice to be known and addressed by your name rather then a patient room number. No judgments here."- E.M. / Google / Sep 15, 2021
"Cannot recommend Dr. Henegar enough! I just recently started coming here, and the environment is so relaxing. The staff are extremely attentive and friendly. I had to have several fillings done and Dr. Henegar even touched up an old filling that I had as a courtesy. He and his staff are so friendly and caring and make you feel like more than just a dollar walking in the door. As long as I live in the Springs, I’ll be coming back to him!"- M.W. / Google / Sep 15, 2021
"Very polite and professional. They explained the expenses and options very well for me."- N.M. / Google / Sep 14, 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.