Dental bonding is a cosmetic dental procedure involving applying a tooth-colored resin material to the surface of a tooth.
This resin is molded and shaped to match the surrounding teeth and is then cured, or hardened, with a special light. Dental bonding aims to improve the appearance of a tooth that may be discolored, chipped, or misaligned. The resin material used in dental bonding is a durable, plastic material that can match your teeth’ colour, making the finished result look natural and seamless. The procedure is typically performed in a single appointment and can be done without the need for local anesthesia.
The bonding material can last for several years and can be easily touched up or repaired if necessary.
Teeth Bonding or Veneers - Advantages
Both dental bonding and veneers are cosmetic dental procedures used to improve the appearance of teeth. However, they have different advantages and disadvantages. Here are some of the main differences:
Advantages of Dental Bonding:
Cost: Dental bonding is typically less expensive than veneers.
Time: The procedure for dental bonding is quicker and can be completed in one visit to the dentist.
Invasiveness: Bonding is less invasive than veneers, as it doesn't require the removal of any tooth structure.
Repairability: If the bonded material chips or wears down, it can easily be repaired or touched up.
Advantages of Veneers:
Durability: Veneers are more durable than bonding and can last for several years or even a lifetime with proper care.
Appearance: Veneers can provide a more uniform and seamless appearance compared to bonding, which may have visible seams or lines.
Staining: Veneers are resistant to staining from coffee, tea, or tobacco, which can discolor bonding material over time.
Tooth alignment: Veneers can be used to align and shape teeth that are misaligned or uneven, whereas bonding can only be used to improve the appearance of a single tooth.
It's important to keep in mind that both dental bonding and veneers have limitations, and it's best to consult with a dental professional to determine which option is best for your individual needs and goals.
Dr. Darvishan from Laird Dental will give us information regarding tooth bonding in a series of videos. Dr. Darvishan has 30 years of experience designing smiles and he is an expert in improving smiles. You will know all you need about teeth bonding after this series. Stay tuned!
We offer complimentary cosmetic consultations! If you would like to know if bonding is right for you, contact us at (416) 388-6070.
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