If you’ve thought about dental veneers but decided against them due to cost or the extent of their preparation, you may get the same results you desire but with a different dental procedure. Dental bonding can perform many of the same fixes as dental veneers without removing any tooth structure, and with only a single visit. Is it too good to be true? NOT.
The Benefits of Bonding
Many benefits are associated with dental bonding including:
- Bonding is cheaper than having veneers placed.
- Dental bonding can be performed in one visit.
- Dental bonding requires little to no preparation.
- Bonding requires no tooth structure removal.
- Bonding requires no shots or anesthesia.
- There is no pain associated with bonding.
What Bonding Can Do
Bonding can correct many of the same dental issues as dental veneers including:
- Chipped, broken, or fractured teeth
- Teeth whitening
- Gaps or spaces between teeth
- Lengthening short or worn down teeth
- Straighten the appearance of crooked teeth
How Dental Bonding is Done
Dental bonding is a quick and easy procedure. The steps include:
- You and your dentist will choose a shade that blends with your dentition.
- The surface of your tooth is etched (or roughened for bonding purposes) by applying a special tooth conditioner.
- The bonding agent is then applied.
- The composite is then applied in a putty consistency and molded and shaped.
- The composite is then hardened with a special curing light.
- A final trimming and shaping of the composite is performed.
- Finally, your dentist will buff and polish the new restoration so it blends naturally with your surrounding dentition.