Dental Bonding an Inexpensive Alternative


Dental Bonding is a procedure that is relatively inexpensive and will turn your frown upside down.

According to Colgate, Dental Bonding is a technique that can take care of that gap between your front teeth. Dental Bonding can also repair a crack or chipped tooth and make your teeth appear longer or shorter. Dental Bonding can also improve the shape of a tooth and is a cosmetic alternative to silver amalgam fillings. If the roots of your tooth have become exposed, your dentist may recommend Dental Bonding to protect the root.

If your dentist deems that you are a good candidate for Dental Bonding he will first choose a composite resin color that matches the rest of the tooth and is a close match to your natural teeth. Before the putty like resin is applied, your dentist will roughen or etch the tooth with a conditioning liquid. This process helps the resin adhere to your tooth. Next, your dentist will apply the bonding material before molding and smoothing it into a natural looking shape. Once satisfied, your dentist will harden or cure the bonding material with a laser or ultraviolet light. After the resin has hardened, your dentist will continue to trim and shape before polishing it to match the rest of the surface of the tooth.

Your dentist explains that Dental Bonding is one of the least expensive and easiest Cosmetic Dentistry procedures. Unlike crowns, and veneers, which are made to fit your teeth and are manufactured in a dental lab, Dental Bonding takes between thirty and sixty minutes and can be done in a single appointment without the need for anesthesia unless Dental Bonding is being used to fill a cavity. If more teeth require Dental Bonding, your dentist will schedule additional appointments. Another big advantage when it comes to Dental Bonding is less enamel removal.

Although Dental Bonding is resistant to stains, it will not protect your teeth against yellowing and discoloration as well as crowns or veneers will. Dental Bonding does not last as long as fillings, veneers or crowns and can actually break or chip off the tooth. Most dentists recommend Dental Bonding for small cosmetic procedures.

If you would like more information, schedule an appointment with your dentist who can determine if you are a good candidate for Dental Bonding.