Cracked, chipped, or discolored teeth can make you not want to smile or go out to meet new people. Fortunately, dental bonding is a wonderful solution that can fix those concerns and give you the confidence to show off your beautiful teeth!
Dental Bonding vs. Dental Veneers
A dental bonding treatment is very similar to veneers, as both procedures involve bonding a thin material to the front of your teeth to improve their appearance. They both require similar care to ensure they last a while. The significant differences between the two include the application, durability, and price.
Veneers are more invasive because they require preparation by removing a bit of enamel from your teeth. A cosmetic bonding procedure involves simply putting a mold over your teeth and hardening it with a special light. Veneers are also more durable and pricier than bonding.
What to Expect During the Treatment
Your bonding treatment should take no more than an hour to complete. It’s quite simple and doesn’t typically require anesthesia or multiple trips to the dentist. We will first use a shade guide to determine what color resin closely matches your natural teeth. Once we figure that out, we’ll roughen the tooth’s surface and bond the composite resin over it. Finally, we’ll harden the substance using a UV light and may need to further shape the tooth if necessary.
Reasons People Get Bonding Treatments
People can get a dental bonding treatment for multiple reasons. These generally address minor cosmetic imperfections. Some reasons you may choose to get dental bonding are to do the following:
- Repair a cracked tooth
- Cover a discolored tooth
- Close small gaps in the mouth
- Fix decayed tooth
Are You Interested in Getting a Dental Bonding Treatment?
Bonding is an excellent way to correct small imperfections with your teeth. If this is something you’re considering, give La Cantera Dental Group a call today. We’re more than happy to go over the treatment with you in great detail to determine if it’s the best choice for you. We have one location on La Cantera Pkwy and another at the Park Oaks Center.