Dental bonding is a quick and simple way to take care of cosmetic imperfections in the smile. The bonding process, as the name implies, involves applying a tooth-colored resin material to the surface imperfections of teeth. The material hardens, and once set, is sculpted, smoothed and polished into a natural finish, to match the appearance of patients’ existing teeth.
Bonding is a great alternative to other, more expensive, more time consuming procedures. Most dental bonding treatments can be completed within a single office visit, making it a popular cosmetic service among many patients. In addition to its low cost and time effectiveness, dental bonding is incredibly versatile. While most cosmetic treatments are intended to fix specific problems, bonding is able to conceal a variety of cosmetic problems, like cracked or chipped teeth, stains and discoloration, gaps and excessive spacing between teeth, misshapen teeth, and as an alternative to traditional amalgam fillings for cavities.
One disadvantage to dental bonding, is that the material is not as durable, and may break off or chip. Despite that, bonding is a great alternative to traditional materials and can provide immediate solutions to cosmetic problems when needed.