If you have minor cracks or chips on teeth a soft composite resin is used to shape, polish, and bond teeth. This dental procedure is known as bonding. The dentist uses composite resin to mold and shape, as well as give it the natural color of your teeth.
What is dental bonding?
Teeth bonding is used to restore a chipped or cracked tooth and spacing problems in teeth. Composite resin is used in the bonding of teeth that is molded in the shape of your natural teeth and colored to match your natural teeth. With teeth bonding, your dentist doesn’t need to use orthodontic measures to close the gap between the teeth.
Is teeth bonding painful?
Don’t worry, it is completely painless and there is no need for anesthesia during the procedure.
Is dental bonding expensive?
No, teeth bonding is quite affordable as compared to other dental procedures in cosmetic dentistry services. Although the service is cheap it is not the most strong and durable. The composite resin used in bonding breaks and cracks fairly easily if your dentist is inexperienced.
What is the difference between bonding and veneers?
Bonding is a cheaper option for tooth restoration than veneers. Veneers are very strong and look more natural, but bonding isn’t half as strong and doesn’t give you natural-looking teeth. Porcelain veneers are low-cost maintenance that lasts a decade. Veneers only rarely fall off or chip but dental bonding cracks or breaks easily.
Dental bonding might not look natural but it is a cheap option for small gaps or cracks. It is not meant to cover your tooth completely and it is only good for small fixes.