Bonding is the most common cosmetic dentistry procedure we perform at Midtown Dentistry in Charlotte. When you look at the benefits, it’s not hard to see why! Bonding is a simple procedure that can make a big difference in your appearance. Whether we like it or not, our appearance plays an enormous role in our lives – think job interview, first impressions, the all-important profile picture. Here are four things you need to know if you are considering bonding for your teeth:
1. Fixes a Variety of Dental Issues: Bonding is excellent in its versatility. It can be used to repair decayed, chipped or cracked teeth, to help improve the appearance of teeth that have become discolored, to close spaces between teeth, to make teeth look longer, to change the shape of teeth, and even to protect the root of a tooth that has been exposed due to receding gums.
2. The Process is Quick and Easy: Bonding is also a great option because it requires very little preparation for the patient. The dentist matches the shade of the tooth to treat with a specific color of composite resin. In some cases, teeth whitening is an option that is offered to the patient before bonding, so that the bonding resin can be matched to your whiter teeth. The procedure itself seldom requires the patient to be under any anesthesia. The bonding takes about a half an hour to finish depending on the number of teeth to treat.
3. It’s More Wallet-Friendly Than Veneers: When looking to close a gap or disguise the appearance of misaligned teeth, Veneers are often considered. However, Veneers are made of a high quality porcelain, in a specialized dental laboratory, and is made to cover an entire tooth, so it costs much more than bonding, especially if there are multiple teeth that need repairing.
4. Bonding is Also Easier to Maintain: Not only are Veneers more expensive than bonding, but they are also a much bigger commitment. Veneers need to be replaced every 10 years on average; a high cost that would likely have to be maintained for the rest of the patient’s life. This is why bonding is recommended for younger patients. Bonding does need to be repaired or replaced every few years; yet, because the material used in bonding is not as strong as the material for Veneers, it is much easier and more cost effective to repair. So if you’re looking for a cosmetic dentistry solution that is effective, affordable, and without a long-term commitment, then bonding may be the best solution.
If you need a quick, cost-effective measure to repair your chipped tooth or close a gap in your beautiful smile, bonding may be the best choice for you. Come to Midtown Dentistry in Charlotte for a consultation today!