Too Good To Be True? NOT

composite-bondingIf 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:

  1. You and your dentist will choose a shade that blends with your dentition.
  2. The surface of your tooth is etched (or roughened for bonding purposes) by applying a special tooth conditioner.
  3. The bonding agent is then applied.
  4. The composite is then applied in a putty consistency and molded and shaped.
  5. The composite is then hardened with a special curing light.
  6. A final trimming and shaping of the composite is performed.
  7. Finally, your dentist will buff and polish the new restoration so it blends naturally with your surrounding dentition.