Do you feel like your smile is the one thing holding you back? Are terribly stained or misshapen teeth keeping you from reaching your goals? If so, there is a fast and affordable way to fix your concerns, allowing you to smile confidently, knowing your teeth look their best. Teeth bonding is a way to correct shape issues, minor spacing problems and even permanent staining, all in as little as an hour. This can help you leave your cosmetic dentist’s office beaming with pride and ready to wow the world with your dazzling smile!
The Basics of Bonding
Dental bonding can make many of the same improvements as porcelain veneers, but at a much lower cost. That’s because bonding is done entirely in the dentist’s office, without the need for ordering custom-crafted ceramics. The minimally invasive procedure involves placing a composite resin material directly on lightly-prepared teeth. In fact, it’s the same material used in many modern dental fillings, because of its strength and ability to bond well with the teeth.
The dentist will carefully sculpt the resin to hide any imperfections, and then harden it with a light, and finally polish it to match your other teeth’s sheen. Once completed, you’ll be able to smile confidently, knowing there are no more noticeable flaws in your smile.
Bonding can successfully address permanent staining or discoloration, gaps between the teeth, teeth that are too small or misshapen, and jagged edges. Bonding can generally be completed in less than an hour, too, making it one of the fastest and most affordable ways to fix any problems distracting from the true beauty of your smile.
When Bonding Isn’t the Best Option
A few reasons bonding might not be the best cosmetic choice for you, are if you are a smoker or involved in high-impact sports, as bonding is not as stain or chip-resistant as porcelain. Porcelain veneers make an ideal cosmetic treatment for patients that may be prone to chipping teeth, due to their sports, hobbies or jobs, or those that enjoy staining products like tobacco, soda or coffee, regularly.