Effectively mend chipped, cracked, and discoloured teeth
It's a cosmetic procedure where a tooth-coloured resin is applied to teeth to fill cavities, repair chips, close gaps or improve appearance. Dental bonding (or teeth bonding) is a very inexpensive alternative compared to veneers and crowns, although it doesn't last as long as veneers.
The process is simple. We:
It can solve a multitude of problems, like:
Typically, it's finished in one appointment, from 30 minutes to an hour.
Dental bonding is a very safe procedure.
That said, the composite resin used is not as strong as your natural teeth. The resin can detach, chip or break. Although it doesn't happen often, a bonded tooth might still be damaged. For example, if you eat ice, chew your nails, or bite down on hard objects. (You don't do that do you?)
Also, the resin isn't as stain resistant as dental veneers. Smoking or coffee drinking can cause discoloration.
Dental bonding is a relatively painless cosmetic dentistry procedure. You might not even require freezing.It's not common to feel pain after a bonding procedure. If you do, please be sure to return so we can address the problem.
Veneers are durable and can fix a host of dental problems. That's why they're comparatively expensive.
Dental bonding is much less expensive but isn't as strong. It's best for correcting minor imperfections.
Our Red Deer dentists can help you understand the differences and make the right choice for your goals and budget.
Bonded teeth require careful maintenance, so they last a long time. Here are some things to do after you get a bonded tooth: