Bonding is faster and cheaper than veneers or crowns.
Dental Bonding is a cosmetic dentistry procedure in which a tooth-colored resin is bonded to the natural tooth structure. It is then sculpted to give a natural appearance for life-like aesthetics. This is a great economical solution for stained, broken, or chipped teeth and other minor cosmetic dentistry issues.
- Bonding is faster and cheaper than veneers or crowns, and can thus be a good option to make small cosmetic improvements to your teeth.
- Unlike veneers and crowns, bonding can be done within one office visit since nothing has to be custom made by a dental laboratory. Additionally, the procedure typically requires removing less of the tooth enamel compared to veneers and crowns.
- However, since bonding typically doesn’t last as long as other forms of restoration and is less resistant to stains, it is used more often for small cosmetic touchups rather than major restorations.
How it’s done:
- Composite material is placed incrementally (many layers) in the appropriate shade until your tooth is restored to its ideal size shape, and function.
- After the composite has been “cured,” the filling will be smoothed and polished to be comfortable and fit to your bite. This ensures the restoration will look and feel like your natural teeth.