Dental Bonding: A Cost-Effective Way to Correct Minor Dental Flaws

Dental Bonding: A Cost-Effective Way to Correct Minor Dental Flaws

Mar 01, 2021

Do you have broken, chipped, cracked, or discolored teeth that have taken the life out of your smile? If this describes you, we have a dental bonding treatment that can restore your smile.

Dental bonding is a relatively inexpensive treatment that can correct a plethora of minor dental issues. It is also a quick solution that can transform your smile in a matter of minutes.

Quick Facts About Dental Bonding

When it comes to aesthetic issues, chipped, cracked, or even discolored teeth can make you feel self-conscious about your smile. Speaking, laughing, or even interacting with colleagues and friends may feel stressful. Such issues can even affect your career if your profession requires that you interact with people every day.

On the other hand, your dental health may also be at stake. This is because your teeth are structurally weaker when cracks are present. The small cracks can even worsen into fractures, which will make your teeth sensitive to hot and cold foods and beverages.

However, with teeth bonding, you can put these issues behind you. Teeth bonding simply refers to a process by which our dentist uses a tooth-colored material, usually resin (plastic), to repair chipped, discolored, or cracked teeth. This treatment can also be used to reduce the gaps between your teeth.

Composite resin has been the go-to material since it is pliable and can be shaped, trimmed, and polished so that the bonded teeth will look just like the rest of your teeth.

Don’t make the mistake of confusing veneers with dental bonding. Veneers are fashioned from porcelain, while a resin material is typically used in dental bonding.

Bonding can be done in two distinct ways:

  • Adhesive bonding – This type of bonding is used with bonding veneers, bridges, or crowns.
  • Direct composite bonding – This type of bonding is used to repair chips and cracks or fill in cavities.

When Is Dental Bonding a Good Choice?

Composite bonding is used to fix minor dental flaws. Therefore, cosmetic bonding is a good choice if:

  • You need to cover your roots due to receding gums.
  • You need to fill in cavities.
  • You want to brighten your teeth.
  • You want to close the gaps in between your teeth.
  • You want to elongate your teeth.
  • You want to repair chipped or cracked teeth.

How Is Bonding Carried Out?

Cosmetic bonding is a straightforward and pain-free procedure. Here is what happens:

  • Preparation

The beauty of teeth bonding is that there is no need for preparation beforehand. All you are supposed to do is show up during the appointed time, and you are good to go. In fact, you can come in during a work or lunch break and get your teeth revamped before you get back to the office.

  • Bonding

Typically, your teeth will be roughened by our dentist so that the resin can adhere to them properly. Our dentist will also use a conditioning liquid to aid in the bonding of the resin. Then, a shade guide will be used to pick the color that matches your teeth.

Afterward, the composite resin will be painted on your teeth. It will be reshaped and molded so that it fits in with the rest of your teeth. Your teeth will be exposed to a special light so that the resin can be cured. After it hardens, our dentist will perfect them by trimming, shaping, and polishing them so that they have a natural sheen like your real teeth.

Benefits of Bonding

When you choose dental bonding, you can expect to enjoy the following perks:

  • Dental bonding is relatively inexpensive as compared to other options such as veneers.
  • Dental bonding is a quick fix since you only need one visit to get your smile revamped.
  • The process is easy since there is no anesthesia used unless you are getting your tooth filled.
  • It is not an invasive procedure compared to veneers and crowns.

A dental bonding treatment can alter your smile in a heartbeat. Contact our dentist at Raynham Dental Group, the Office of Dr. Michael Scanlon, to schedule an appointment.

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