Are your teeth discolored, cracked or decayed? Often, traditional dental restoration procedures used to address these issues are slow and costly. If you want to improve your smile effectively and affordably, cosmetic bonds may be just what you need to create a dynamic smile.
Unlike other restoration procedures like veneers and crowns, dental bonding rarely requires the use of anesthesia. Your dentist will simply smooth the surface of your damaged teeth and mold a putty-like resin for application where needed. This tooth-colored resin is then bonded and hardened to your teeth using an ultraviolet light or laser. Just like that, your teeth can look and function better than ever.
In addition to being faster, dental bonding also removes far less enamel, keeping your natural teeth in better condition.
Dental bonds help to restore your smile in the following ways:
- Repairing chipped or cracked teeth
- Repairing decayed teeth
- Closing gaps between teeth
- Improving discolored teeth
- Improving your teeth’s shape
- Helping teeth last longer
Because dental bonds require less time and material, they cost much less than alternatives like crowns and veneers. However, most dentists recommend dental bonding for small procedures because they will not last as long.