What is teeth bonding?
Bonding is among the easiest and least expensive cosmetic dental procedure. The composite resin used in bonding can be shaped and polished to match the surrounding teeth. Most often, bonding is used for cosmetic purposes to improve the appearance of a discolored or chipped tooth. It also can be used to close spaces between teeth, to make teeth look longer or to change the shape or color of teeth.
Sometimes bonding is used as a cosmetic alternative to fillings, or to protect a portion of the tooth’s root that has been exposed because of gum recession.
Why get Teeth Bonding?
Advantages of teeth bonding
Disadvantages of teeth bonding
The best possible results
Teeth bonding for gaps
This quick procedure can be done in one visit, without the need for molds or customized dental restorations. Dr. Korat will only need 30 to 60 minutes per tooth. The only disadvantage is dental bonding isn’t as strong as veneers and will only last typically from 5 to 10 years.
Besides, teeth bonding veneers, Invisalign and implants can be used to fill tooth gaps. Contact us at Ace Family Dental today for free consultation, and we’ll discuss your options and help you decide on what best suits you and your beautiful smile!
Teeth bonding vs Veneers
When compared to bonding, veneers require more tooth preparation, requiring at least two dental visits & will be more aesthetic for longer. Veneers are typically a lot more expensive than bonding, however, so if budget is a concern then bonding is a good solution for you.
Teeth bonding Procedure
Before attaching the bonding, the surface of the tooth is roughened and lightly coated with a conditioning liquid so that the bonding material will stick to the surface more easily. Once the tooth is prepared, a putty-like resin will be applied to the tooth and mold it until it is in the proper shape. Then the material is hardened using an ultraviolet light or laser. After the resin is set, Dr. Korat will complete any finishing touches, such as additional shaping and polishing of the bonding to match the rest of your teeth.
Sedation, if asked
Since, most tooth bonding procedures do not require anesthesia, you can return to normal daily activity immediately after your appointment. However, we provide sedation dentistry if you or a family member are nervous about visiting the dentist or have a strong gag reflex.