Restorative dental techniques run the gamut from pretty simple to extremely complicated, but dental bonding is one of the easier ones. Unlike veneers, where your teeth must be in good shape for the new cover to adhere and function properly, dental bonding can help even people with damaged teeth.
What Is Dental Bonding?
Dental bonding is a process where damaged teeth can be repaired with the use of resins that are then cured in order to create a very hard material. It’s painless, requires no sedation and can last years with good care. It can also be completed in a single visit, since the resin is molded directly onto your teeth, requiring few or no impressions.
Neumann Family Dentistry can use dental bonding to help with teeth that are:
In addition, dental bonding is a great solution for teeth that have gaps or that are too short, and the hard resin cover that’s created during the process gives additional protection to your teeth.
Dental Bonding or Veneers?
Dental bonding and veneers are very similar in their end results, but the process is quite different. For one, veneers are only used on teeth that are healthy, though those healthy teeth might be broken or chipped. If the tooth in question has decayed, veneers are not recommended.
Veneers require two visits, as you’ll need to have your teeth prepared for the final application. Dental bonding still requires a good cleaning, but once that’s complete, the experts at Neumann Family Dentistry will be able to sculpt your resin layers and cure them in one visit, making it a very fast solution.
Of course, resin bonding has its drawbacks, too. It’s not as stain-resistant as porcelain veneers, for example, and may not be as durable, depending on your lifestyle. These are all issues we’ll discuss when you come in for your procedure.