Dental bonding is a comparable option to dental veneers but is more affordable and a totally different type of procedure. In the bonding process, a material close in color to natural teeth is molded to look like teeth, then cured like a tooth-colored sculpture.
There are many ways dental bonding can benefit your smile! It’s used to repair chipped, cracked, or decayed teeth. Bonding is also a great way to reshape your teeth in order to address gaps or spaces while making your teeth appear longer and more healthy.
Not only can this service treat discoloration, but dental bonding can protect a part of your tooth’s root that becomes exposed due to receding gums. This is also a great alternative to amalgam fillings.
Anesthesia isn’t normally necessary unless you’re filling a decayed tooth. Your dentist will make sure you’re comfortable with the shade selection as he matches the coloration to your teeth.
In order to help the bonding material to adhere, your teeth will need to be roughened while a conditioner is added. The putty-like resin and then applied, shaped, molded, and hardened with a laser. Dental bonding usually takes around 30-60 minutes per tooth.