Are you suffering from broken or chipped tooth? Do you have those annoying stains that keep you away from smiling publicly? Fret not. There is a multitude of dental treatment options available including dental veneers and dental bonding.
Honestly, if the problems are minor and you are tight on your budget, dental bonding can be a feasible alternative.
Today, through this post, we will learn how effective dental bonding can be in this case. As an alternative to veneers, dental bonding is cost-effective, is easy to administer and needs only ONE visit to the dentist.
So, before we start, let’s see what we have in this post.
- Dental Bonding – An Overview
- The Bonding Procedure
- Pros and Cons of Dental Bonding
- How to Preserve Dental Bonding?
Dental Bonding – An Overview
If you are suffering from a broken, chipped or even a stained tooth, there are treatment options for you. One of the many options available to patients in these situations is dental bonding. The great thing about bonding is that it is cheaper than the alternative (veneers), but can still give you that dreamy smile you’ve always wanted. Ultimately, it is a moderately economical way to make minor dental repairs. For patients with dental insurance, bonding is generally covered by insurance!
The Dental Bonding Procedure
Bonding is a painless procedure typically performed by a cosmetic dentist and takes place when the dentist applies a composite material that is the same color as the tooth. This composite material is then molded into the shape of the tooth prior to being hardened and polished.
The material then simply bonds to the tooth. Aside from fixing minor dental problems, such as chipped or cracked teeth or even gaps between teeth, dental bonding can also be used to fill in small cavities – much more visually appealing than traditional silver tooth fillings.
The Pros and Cons of Dental Bonding
Every procedure has its advantages and disadvantages. Advantages of bonding include price, speed and ease. The price is relatively inexpensive, especially when compared to its alternative. The procedure can usually take place in a single visit and anesthesia generally is not necessary.
However, patients should understand that the bonding material, after applied, could become stained. Therefore, proper care is needed post-procedure. Dental bonding can last several years, but it is less durable when compared to veneers and/or crowns.
How To Care For Your Bonding
Patients must follow a few special instructions when they go home after having a bonding procedure. For one, because dental bonding is susceptible to staining, red wine, tea, coffee and sodas need to be eliminated completely or at least reduced in addition to smoking, which can not only stain teeth but cause gum disease and oral cancer.
Food For Thought: In addition, dental bonding is more likely to chip than other forms of (more expensive) dental procedures, so a patient needs to avoid chewing on hard objects and biting their nails.
If you only have a minor cosmetic dentistry problem – such as a discolored tooth, a cracked tooth, or a gap between your teeth – then bonding may be right up your alley so that you can have that sparkling white smile you’ve always dreamed of.
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