Many patients are pleasantly surprised to learn about all of the different uses for dental bonding. Although the name doesn’t do it justice, dental bonding is a cosmetic procedure that can be used to fix dental concerns. This tooth coloured resin material (a long-lasting and durable plastic product) is applied and hardened with a light curing process.
The material “bonds” to the tooth and is able to quickly restore or enhance a person’s smile.
Benefits of Cosmetic Dental Bonding
Dental bonding is an option:
To restore chipped or cracked teeth
To fill decayed teeth rather than using silver amalgam
To change the shape of disproportioned teeth
To mask discoloration in tooth enamel
To close spaces or fill in gaps between teeth
To make teeth look longer
As a cosmetic and biocompatible alternative to mercury fillings
To protect and repair a portion of the tooth’s root that is exposed with gum recession.
Many patients choose dental bonding to quickly enhance their smile. Unlike crowns or veneers, bonding can be done in one visit, allowing for an immediate and impactful enhancement.
Dental bonding is popular with teens and young adults because it’s one of the easiest and least expensive cosmetic dentistry procedures to complete. Although it does not last as long as a lab-made veneer or crown, it does help patients preserve more of their natural tooth enamel.
Unless the bonding material is being used to fill a cavity, most times patients don’t even need to be frozen. Because there are limitations to dental bonding, some dentists choose it for use on small cosmetic changes only.
Since every patient’s needs are different, we invite you to consult with your dentist about the best cosmetic approach for your particular situation.
Ask your dentist about it today.
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Dental bonding is a non-invasive, painless procedure during which tooth-coloured resin material is applied to the teeth. There is little to no preparation necessary, and anesthesia is only necessary if a decayed tooth is being filled in.
Dental Bonding has many uses as a cosmetic procedure. Here are some issues that cosmetic dental bonding is commonly used for:
Restoring Damaged Teeth
Dental bonding can restore the look of a chipped or cracked tooth, using a composite material to fill in the part of the tooth that is missing. A bonding material isn’t quite as strong as your natural teeth, however, so care should be taken not to bite down on anything hard once you’ve had bonding, such as a pen or fingernails!
Filling in Decayed Teeth
The silver filling often used to fill in cavities isn’t very visually appealing. Using bonding material for fillings makes the filling virtually unnoticeable!
It’s very common for our tooth enamel to become stained or discoloured over time. Bonding can be used to fix discolouration, resulting in a more even, whiter smile.
Bonding can fill in spaces or gaps between teeth, giving your teeth a more evenly spaced, straighter look.