The composite resin "bonds" with your tooth, is shaped and then hardened with a special light before being polished to a brilliant, smooth shine. Here are three reasons you may want to consider getting dental bonding.
The Imperfection is Minor
Many other types of cosmetic fixes, including crowns and veneers, require some degree of enamel removal. Not only that, but you will need to receive, at the very least, a local anesthetic.
While crowns and veneers are often the preferred method if you have a larger imperfection, there is no reason to remove perfectly good enamel if the damage is small. Dental bonding allows you to keep your entire tooth intact, and, with the exception of cavities that require a bit of drilling, no anesthetic is needed. The process is completely painless.
You Have Sensitive Teeth
As stated above, restorations like crowns and veneers, call for the removal of some of your tooth's enamel. When enamel is removed, it opens up the possibility of dentin being exposed. Dentin houses hollow channels that lead right to the nerve of your tooth.
If you already have sensitive teeth, removing the enamel to place a crown or veneer will only make your pain worse. Bonding only requires a slight roughing up of the enamel's surface (nothing is actually removed), and can actually seal up your tooth's nerves, thus protecting them and lessening your sensitivity.
One of dental bonding's biggest advantages is that it is one of the least expensive cosmetic fixes. Why would you want to pay more for a crown or veneer, when the imperfection can easily be fixed with a less expensive, yet still very effective, option? What's more is that, particularly when used to fill in cavities, many insurance plans will cover most, if not all, of the cost, leaving you to pay little to nothing out of pocket.
If you have minor dental imperfections, dental bonding can easily and effectively restore your teeth back to their former beauty. Contact our office to learn more and find out if this solution is right for you.