Dental Bonding Can Help Improve an Imperfect Smile

January 20, 2019 |

If you have teeth that are crooked, damaged, or discolored, you probably wonder what you can do about it. Veneers, while highly effective, can be very costly.

What’s more, most insurance companies will not pay for veneers because they are considered to be a cosmetic procedure in most cases. Fortunately, you do have another option: dental bonding. Dental bonding can help you get the smile you have always wanted at a cost that you can afford.

What is Dental Bonding?

Dental bonding is a specialized dental resin that mimics the appearance of your teeth. It is applied in the comfort of our office, and does not require extensive preparation time and multiple visits to our office as veneers do.

When you decide to get dental bonding, we will take a few steps to prepare your teeth. This may involve lightly etching them to improve adhesion and applying a liquid that helps the resin stick to your teeth.
Following this, we will apply the resin itself to your tooth.

Then, after some shaping and smoothing, your new smile will be finished. You will need to avoid certain foods such as coffee, tea, and wine for about 48 hours after the application of the resin, as the material is highly susceptible to staining during this time.

Bonding Versus Veneers

While the process sounds similar to that of getting veneers, it is actually much faster. Having bonding applied to a tooth will take between 30 and 60 minutes. What’s more, you won’t need to come for multiple visits as you would with a veneer. Finally, bonding can be much more affordable than veneers.

So if you’re looking for a fast way to improve your smile, talk with us about dental bonding. You will be glad that you did.