Benefits of Tooth Bonding
Tooth bonding is a good procedure to use in many situations. People choose tooth bonding because of benefits like:
One of the best benefits of tooth bonding is that it can be a very fast procedure. It can be completed in one visit, and you can often see your final results in an hour or less. This makes it great for traumatic repair of teeth or use in situations where you want to improve the appearance of your smile rapidly.
Bonding also has the benefit of being less expensive than other treatments. It’s a good value for the price in many situations.
Dental bonding can also look good. It would have to, or it wouldn’t be useful for the many cosmetic applications where it’s used.
Limits of Tooth Bonding
But tooth bonding isn’t always the best treatment approach. Tooth bonding is not as strong as ceramic restorations, so it’s not good in situations where it would be subjected to high forces.
Its softness means it can wear away. This isn’t just on occlusal surfaces: it can lose its polish and need to be repolished to restore its toothlike luster.
And bonding is vulnerable to staining, although not as much as your tooth enamel. Over time, it can become stained.
Tooth Bonding Consultation
Dr. Chris Hill can determine if you are a candidate for dental bonding and if your dental problems can be solved with bonding. We first will conduct a thorough examination of your teeth that may involve x-rays and an evaluation of your teeth and gums. During this consultation, Dr. Chris Hill will determine whether your concerns can be resolved with cosmetic bonding. If your teeth are severely damaged, Dr. Chris Hill may recommend an alternative treatment that meets your long-term goals.
Dental bonding is one of the most common and least expensive cosmetic dental procedures. The process can usually be done in one short office visit depending on how many teeth are involved. An additional advantage to bonding is that when compared to the alternatives such as veneers and crowns, the procedure tends to be much more conservative.