What can I expect to pay for bonding to repair the damage I've done grinding my top teeth?
How Much Does Teeth Bonding Costs?
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Damage is done but there are options to prevent
Damage caused by grinding usually can not be repaired by bonding. The force of grinding which damaged your teeth initially will exceed the strength of bonding. With out an exam or photos a “worn dentition” can only be repaired with porcelain and a nightguard.
Cost for bonding teeth damaged from grinding
Solutions for Grinded Teeth
Natural Teeth that have been worn down by grinding raises a red flag as to what one can expect if those types are teeth are restored with Bonding,Veneers, or Crowns. It is so important to determine the reason or reasons as to why the patient is grinding and thus wearing down their teeth in the first place.Possible reasons include Snoring or TMJ Dysfunction which can be alleviated and perhaps corrected by Removeable Appliance Therapy. Once that vicious cycle of grinding is eliminated then Bonding may offer a temporary or intermediate restorative solution. On average the cost for Dental Bonding may run you between 375 and 750 per Tooth. Patients home care and compliance in utilizing their appliance will extend the longevity and usefulness of their Dental Bonded Restorations. Good Luck!
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Grinding & Bonding
If grinding has damaged your natural teeth imagine what your grinding will do to the bonding material, it will probably not last. The best solution to correct teeth due to grinding are veneers it's much stronger than bonding material not porous so it won't discolor & it's an all porcelain material, once you've completed treatment you should also have an occlusal guard made not only to protect your new veneers but also to protect the rest of your teeth. The occlusal guard is a mouth guard made in a lab to fit only you. Depending on where you live the cost of veneers can range from $1300 up & bonding $500 up.
Dental bonding to repair worn out teeth from grinding
Unfortunately bonding your teeth if the grinding is not under control it would be too expensive no matter the price quote because it will not last.
Asses your grinding habit, put it under control then do a trial bonding for 2 months and if it lasts then you can move onto a more esthetic choice like porcelain
In NYC you would be paying about 500 per tooth for the bonding and another 500 to 1000 + for a night guard and bruxism (grinding) evaluation
Cost of bonding and worn down teeth
It is possible to restored many worn down mouths with bonding. The most important issue is why is the grinding occurring? A thorough diagnosis and treatment plan that properly repositions the teeth in harmony with the bones, muscles, and joints will result in success of whatever material is chosen. Bonding generally costs about half of a the cost of a crown, so fees range $500 - $1500 per tooth.
Bonding may not be the solution
If your grinding was severe enough to wear away your enamel the composite/ tooth colored plastic we add to teeth will be chipped or worn away quickly. It would be wise to have a dentist evaluate your bite and try to stop the grinding or control it to protect your teeth. Once corrected then the teeth can be restored to proper function.
Stop the grinding before you fix the teeth!
I think you have a problem you need to work on and than fix the teeth. Most people grind their teeth but there is not significant damage. Others clench and grind and cause tremendous damage to their teeth. You did not say how significant the damage was, but I would discuss with your dentist, a splint or a bite guard or something we use in our office called the Best Bite Discluder. It is inexpensive and will let you know right away if your bite is off and that is why you are grinding. If you suffer from TMJ, pain in face or jaw area , have ringing in the ears, facial pain, it could be because of your bite. Find a dentist who will make a splint for you or bite guard and see if he can adjust your bite. Most of the time that is why patients grind their teeth.
If the damage is not significant and the dentin is not exposed, you and your dentist can decide what cosmetic work procelain, expensive , or bonding ,much cheaper, work for you. Bonding is not strong and you need help to stop grinding. The cost depends on how many upper teeth are involved...but stop the problem, which is the grinding! Also get more than one dentist's opinion and shop around for prices. The dental profession is like any business and prices vary according to location. Hope this helps you.
Bonding won't be enough
If you have gound down your teeth, the soft plastic material used in bonding won't withstand the wear and tear that you generate. You would need a porcelain, metal or combination of the two to restore your teeth. This is a very complex process and most dentists will shy away from this level of care. This is often called a full mouth reconstruction, or sometimes just half (perhaps just the uppers) can be done.
Unless your worn teeth are only slightly worn, you should plan on a large investment. Usually fees for this run in the $20,000 to $50,000 range and can go up from there depending on complexity.
Worn Down Teeth from Grinding
At any cost....Attempting to repair WORN DOWN FRONT TEETH with any material at all before addressing the UNDERLYING PROBLEMS will leave you very disappointed when you continue to break it off. In all likelihood you have other issues that can range from bite problems to airway issues and more. It is not a simple fix. If you don't want to keep redoing the dentistry over and over find a dentist that can help you get to the bottom of what is really going on.
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