For chipped or misaligned teeth or teeth that require cosmetic restoration, we might suggest bonding.
In bonding, the dentist will apply a liquid composite resin, which is shaded to blend seamlessly with your tooth’s color. After hardening the resin with a curing light, your dentist will sculpt and polish the restoration.
Bonding is a viable and often affordable alternative to porcelain veneers.
With proper care, bonding can last five to ten years. Bonding will not age and discolor in the same manner as your natural tooth enamel so minor, supplemental teeth whitening may be required to ensure your teeth are the same shade as the bonded area.
All it takes is one visit to help you enjoy a beautiful, brand new smile.
What Kinds of Dental Issues Can Bonding Correct?
Bonding transforms stained, misaligned, cracked, chipped, short, or decayed teeth to appear as straight and bright as the rest of your teeth. It can close small gaps between the teeth to create an even smile. Bonding is also a great option for front teeth that have fillings and or sensitive teeth with worn enamel.
What are the Benefits of Bonding?
Compared to other dental services, bonding is a quick, easy, and affordable way to get the smile you’ve always wanted. One tooth can be completed in under an hour. It’s also a great way to strengthen teeth. The resin used in bonding reinforces the structure of the tooth, as it’s the same material used to fill cavities. With bonding, you can restore your smile and protect your teeth from future decay.
What’s the Difference Between Bonding and Veneers?
Bonding uses a resin that covers the tooth. After it has hardened, your dentist sculpts and polishes the restored teeth to match the rest of your smile. Veneers, on the other hand, are thin pieces of porcelain that are permanently attached to the front of the teeth.
How Do You Care for Your Teeth After Dental Bonding?
Dental care for your bonded teeth will be the same as for your natural teeth. You will need to brush twice a day and floss daily. However, you should also limit items in your diet that could stain your teeth, such as tea, coffee, and red wine, and avoid smoking. A check-up and cleaning every six months is recommended to preserve the health and look of your bonded teeth.
Are There Any Downsides to Bonding?
Bonding will give you a natural-looking smile that will last from five to ten years. After that, the bonding will need to be replaced. Since the resin used in bonding is not as strong as your natural teeth, the resin may chip or crack from hard foods or bad habits like grinding or biting your nails. Bonding is less durable and stain resistant than veneers or crowns. It is also best for minor issues. Patients with more significant cosmetic issues might benefit from veneers or a different procedure.
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