Composite bonding is the perfect option for people that would like to get veneers but simply can’t afford them. This is a cosmetic technique where composite resin is molded and shaped on the teeth to make them look whiter and straighter. It is also often used to fix gaps between teeth and teeth that are chipped.
Bonding is an appropriate treatment option when a person wants to fix his smile for long-lasting results. If teeth whitening isn’t an option for you, bonding may be the perfect solution. Once the procedure is completed nobody will ever be able to tell that the bonding was done and many will think that you just had your teeth whitened.
A composite material is sculpted onto your tooth by a dentist that is artistically and scientifically motivated. It is shaped and then hardened using a laser or a UV light. There is no pain or discomfort involved since the material is simply being placed on top of your existing teeth. For this reason, no anesthetic is used and you’ll be able to walk out of the dentist office with a brand-new smile.
Composite bonding is often the procedure of choice when trauma or medications have affected the front teeth or when the enamel and dentin have been chipped or broken. When there are minor irregularities such as an improper position of a tooth or a gap between 2 teeth, this type of bonding can be used. It’s one of the most inexpensive methods available to correct these minor issues.
This bonding method is a lot less expensive than veneers and is often considered for that reason. You may want to consider composite bonding if you need veneers but can’t afford them yet. The material can be removed later and veneers can be placed on your teeth at a later time if the funds become available. Many people choose composite bonding because it offers the wonderful benefits of veneers. Even though this bonding has a shorter life span, veneers may not be a financially-viable solution for some in present time or in the upcoming future.
Another difference between this bonding technique and veneers is that the bonding can discolor over time and may have a limited longevity. Chewing on a pen or biting your fingernails can chip the material. One of the biggest benefits of composite bonding, however, is that none of the tooth enamel will need to be removed in order to place it on the teeth. The procedure can also be done easily in just 1 visit or 2 at the most and the patient will not have to wait for custom-made solutions to arrive back from the lab.
When you’re looking for a cost-effective and immediate solution that will brighten your smile and give you more confidence, talk to your dentist about composite bonding. He’ll let you know whether this bonding technique is the best solution for you, or he may recommend other treatments that would be better suited based on your own personal dental condition.