Your smile is often the first impression you give people, and it can be difficult to smile with confidence if your teeth are discoloured. Dental bonding is one of the many ways to improve the appearance of your teeth, which is why we’ve created a guide to tooth bonding. This blog will include all the information you need to decide whether dental bonding is the right treatment for you.
What Is Dental Bonding?
Tooth bonding is among the easiest and cheapest cosmetic dental procedures, and it’s most often used to fix chipped or discoloured teeth. The procedure can also close the gap between two teeth and change the shape of your teeth by making them longer. Sometimes, bonding can be used as an alternative to amalgam fillings or to protect a portion of the tooth's root that has been exposed because of receding gums.
Types Of Dental Bonding
Two basic bonding techniques include:
- Composite bonding. A composite resin matched to the colour of the surrounding tooth will be applied to the tooth, shaped and then set using a curing light. Finally, it will be smoothed and polished to create a brighter and healthier smile.
- Veneer bonding. During the procedure, the tooth is prepared by roughening the front surface with a mild etching solution. The veneer is then bonded to the tooth surface using dental bonding cement. There are two types of veneers: porcelain and composite. Porcelain veneers are stronger, while composite veneers are less costly.
If you’re in the market for a new smile or simply want to know what your options are, the experienced dental professionals at Kildonan Crossing Dental Centre are here to help. We have years of experience in cosmetic dentistry and can help make your dream smile come true. Book an appointment virtually or find us at the northwest corner of Lagimodiere Boulevard and Regent Avenue.