Teeth bonding are known as the process of applying a composite resin substance to the teeth. This is done more for cosmetic purposes nowadays rather than real dental reasons, although composite resin was initially used as teeth filling, and it’s still popularly used to cover up the exposed roots of teeth and protect the person from experiencing constant pain.
But as the appearance of resin became more and more natural and similar in appearance to human teeth, it became the quickest fix to making teeth imperfections look better. Teeth bonding can be done on crooked teeth to make them appear straight, on broken or chipped teeth to fill in the gaps, and to cover up stained or colored teeth and make them look pearly white again.
Shades of composite resin are available so the dentist will be able to pick out the shade closest to your other teeth. Afterwards, the tooth is prepped for bonding by roughening it up a little bit, which involves removing a small portion of the enamel of the tooth.
This is to help the resin bond better to the tooth and usually involves little or no anesthesia, depending on the state of the tooth being bonded. After the resin is applied and shaped, it is hardened with the use of a laser or ultraviolet light, and the dentist can then polish the bonding or shape it even more to match the appearance of the other teeth.
Getting your teeth bonded can be usually accomplished in a single day, unless you have plenty of teeth that need work. A tooth bonding can take as little as twenty minutes to an hour. The process is cheaper and faster when compared to getting tooth veneers, which are custom-made porcelain coverings that are cemented to the tooth. Porcelain veneers is a popular cosmetic dental procedure, although the high cost of veneers make them far less accessible.
Veneers can’t also be repaired like a resin bonding, which can be fixed by a dentist in the case of chips or cracks, and getting dental veneers can take up to two or three appointments with the dentist to fix the coverings in place.
Your dentist can best tell you which procedure is preferable for making your teeth better, but teeth bonding are the more practical and manageable choice. They can last up to seven years or even more, are affordable, and require little extra maintenance to keep them strong and looking natural.