Are you unhappy with the current shade of your teeth? A common question our dental hygienists get from our patients is how they can whiten their teeth so that they can look their absolute best and feel most comfortable with their natural smile.
Take a look at some of the advantages of cosmetic bonding below.
FIXES MANY DENTAL ISSUES
Dentists can solve a wide array of dental issues through cosmetic bonding including:
- Discolored teeth
- Chipped teeth
- Spaces and gaps
- Mis-shaped teeth
Cosmetic bonding, also known as tooth or dental bonding, is one of most inexpensive treatments for flawed teeth. The procedure can cost as little as $100 per tooth, depending on the type and severity of the damage. Other procedures, such as veneers, can cost anywhere from $1000 to $3000 per tooth.
Compared to other extensive dental procedures such as crowns and veneers, dental bonding is an extremely simple treatment. In many cases, the procedure can be completed in a single visit to the dentist, whereas crowns and veneers need to be manufactured in a lab before the procedure can even take place. In fact, the entire cosmetic bonding procedure can be completed in as little as 30 to 60 minutes.
PRESERVES TOOTH ENAMEL
Your dentist may have told you that once tooth enamel is gone, it usually doesn’t come back. Because enamel protects the sensitive inner layers of your teeth, it is crucial for your tooth enamel to remain undamaged. Unlike crowns and veneers, little to no enamel is removed from the tooth during a dental bonding procedure. Since very little enamel is removed, the natural health and structure of your teeth will remain intact.
Patients rarely feel any pain when receiving a cosmetic bonding treatment. Dentists only need to use numbing medication for cases involving dental decay (cavities). Compared to potentially painful and invasive procedures like root canals, tooth bonding is a breeze.
The composite resin used in dental bonding is a very durable and long-lasting substance. For many patients, the benefits of the procedure last up to 15 years with little maintenance, while veneers only last around 5 to 10 years.
Although cosmetic bonding has many benefits, the procedure is best suited for minor cosmetic changes. To see if cosmetic bonding is the right procedure for you, contact your dental care provider for more information.
To learn more about our Waterford cosmetic bonding dentists and the services we offer, please contact us here or call us at 248.681.8100. Our dental professionals strive to be the very best at providing patients with optimal care while making them feel right at home here in Waterford.