These are essentially small fillings, often without any drilling or injections needed to combat wear and tear.
After all, we are going to have our teeth for many years so there is no point in letting them wear down.
Why is teeth bonding used?
If you’re enjoying your smile and are confident in the appearance of your teeth, but are experiencing a minor issue with one or several of your teeth, bonding could improve the appearance of your smile by restoring or enhancing both its shape and size.
How do I know if I am a suitable candidate?
Dental bonding is suitable for many patients. However, your dentist will assess the suitability of the procedure based on a number of factors including the overall health of your teeth and gums. If you wish to treat minor tooth imperfections, such as chipped or cracked teeth, repairing enamels, or staining, then bonding may be right for you.
How long does the treatment take?
Dental bonding is a fast and affordable way to improve your smile. It’s a simple procedure that takes less than an hour and is typically completed in a single dental visit.
What does the treatment involve?
Gentle bonding is a popular option for many patients seeking to repair chipped, cracked, or worn teeth. During treatment, the surface of the tooth is thoroughly cleaned and primed before gently adding composite to the required areas. The composite resin used in bonding can be shaped and polished to match the surrounding teeth. No anesthesia is required.
How does bonding differ from crowns or veneers?
Unlike ceramic crowns or veneers, bonding does not alter the structure of your teeth and typically does not involve the removal of the tooth surface. Rather, it adds a composite to existing teeth where needed. Visit here for more information on crowns.
How long will maintenance bonding last?
Your dental bonding can last up to five years if it is cared for properly. Bonding is not as durable as some other treatments, such as crowns or veneers, and may need repair in the future.