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What you need to know about composite bonding for gaps


Get the exact smile you wish to have with composite bonding for gaps. Our dentists can improve your gap space to your preferred size.
Is it a quick procedure? Does it cost a lot? Do you have to do something afterward? Is it high maintenance? We can help you with these and other composite bonding doubts you may have.

Bonding is a resin-based composite material that can be molded into the desired shape and dried in just a few seconds. Thanks to this, dental clinics use this material to make restorations directly in the mouth. Besides filling cavities caused by decay or chipped teeth, it is also used for cosmetic purposes such as solving tooth discoloration, reconstructing wear enamel, and filling in gaps.

The most economical option

Pleasing aesthetic and no risks

Compared to porcelain veneers or crowns, composite bonding is the most affordable and less invasive option to close teeth gaps. The lifetime is not as long, and the aesthetic levels obtained are not as high, but it preserves the natural structure of your teeth and improves their appearance at an affordable cost. Plus, it is the quickest solution. However, it is not until x-rays and a comprehensive clinical oral evaluation that we determine what is best for you.

The price for a resin-based composite, also known as bonding, depends on the tooth it is required for, the number of surfaces, and how extended the restoration is. In the U. S., the prices range from 200 to 400 dollars for each tooth that requires this treatment. Having insurance can help, but some insurance companies consider it cosmetic, not allowing patients full financial assistance.

Medical tourism to the rescue

A vacation & the gap is gone!


Thanks to the medical tourism developed in several countries, you can get affordable dental services without risking the quality. Some people even take it as a small vacation getaway because adding the costs of dental procedures to the cost of the trip equals in total only the price of dental procedures in the U.S., meaning they get vacations for free.

At Dental Alvarez, we accept most US dental Insurance in Tijuana. Our prices are lower due to the currency difference, not because of the quality! Our dentists in Tijuana are among the best. Our dental clinic has an in-house dental laboratory in tijuana and 3D CT-Scans for proper diagnostics.

But is composite bonding the right solution for me?

We can determine your best route together.

There are times when the gap is too big, and the best course of action would be to start orthodontic treatment. Never take the easy road with your teeth, whether it may be fillings, veneers, or crowns. If your teeth are healthy and you are satisfied with their shape, color, and size, the best option would be to close gaps and reposition your teeth with braces or Invisalign.

Reasons of care when having composite bonding

On the same day, no-risk treatment

Depending on your teeth, the procedure can take from 30-60 minutes. You can return to your routine once the process is done, and that’s it. You can have a great smile without any gaps!

Remember to consider aftercare treatment. Depending on the materials and the attention given, your bondings may need to be changed every five years. The risks of chipping your bonded tooth could increase if you eat ice, chew on pens or pencils, aggressively grind your fingernails, or bite hard foods. Also, suppose you smoke or drink coffee or wine constantly. In that case, you might develop some discoloration (which happens to your natural teeth as well, just that at a lower rate).

Get in touch with our staff at (619) 734-0233, send us some pictures of your teeth to smile@dentalalvarez.com, and together we can start planning your next visit to our dental clinic in Tijuana.

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