Dental bonding is one of the simplest cosmetic procedures used for the correction of perceived problems with one's teeth aesthetics. Bonding material is a synthetic resin applied to the teeth to correct problems like:
- Misshapen teeth
- Discolored teeth
- Decayed or worn teeth
- Fractured or chipped teeth
Is dental bonding the same as porcelain veneers?
No. Cosmetic bonding is much simpler and less invasive than receiving porcelain veneers when you need discolored and chipped teeth to be repaired. Dental bonding involves the application of a composite resin that is shaped onto the surface of the tooth. It can take up to an hour to complete.
Porcelain veneers involve a more complex and lengthy process. Placement normally takes place in two dental appointments. In the first, some tooth enamel will be removed to make room for the veneers. The veneers are created in a dental laboratory that sends them out later to be placed during a subsequent appointment.
Dental bonding can correct variety of cosmetic problems with the teeth, like:
The gap-toothed look can provide a distinctive and attractive appearance for an individual, but some people are just not comfortable with a gap between their teeth. Dental bonding can help them achieve the attractive and full smile that they are seeking.
Not every patient achieves the same results with teeth whitening systems, particularly those available over-the-counter. If you are unsatisfied with teeth whitening attempts in the past, you may want to go with dental bonding.
Hockey players may be the only people who can pull off a chipped tooth appearance. If you have chipped one of your teeth during an accident, we can use dental bonding to repair it.
Shape and Size
No matter what others may think, some patients are just unhappy with the shape and size of their teeth. If you feel that your teeth are overly small, round, square, or some other negative appearance, we can employ dental bonding to give you the look that you are seeking.
Adults are not always willing to wear orthodontic appliances for multiple years to repair crooked teeth.
What should I expect when getting dental bonding?
Compared to other types of cosmetic dental procedures, dental bonding is quite simple. You would begin by taking part in a consultation to relate your cosmetic goals. We will examine your teeth and let you know if dental bonding can help, and what is involved with your specific treatment plan.
Assuming you make a good candidate for this procedure, we would begin by etching the surface of your teeth to improve resin adherence. Next, we apply a special gel onto the tooth enamel, which will harden and create a tighter bond.
After that, we apply a malleable resin containing pigments that match the color of your natural teeth. We will shape and contour this resin to provide the look that you are after. Finally, the resin will be hardened using a special UV light.