Benefits of Tooth Bonding
General Dentist and Cosmetic Dental Services in Edmonton, Alberta
Posted: May 27, 2011
Dental bonding, also known as tooth bonding, is a versatile means for treating a wide range of dental problems. Dental bonding uses a tooth-coloured resin to protect the integrity of bonded teeth and correct issues including:• Chipped or broken teeth
- Discoloured teeth
- Crooked teeth
- Spaced teeth
- Decayed teeth
- Eroded enamel
These dental imperfections can also be treated alternately by porcelain veneers or porcelain fillings, and in some cases those options may provide a better long-term solution because porcelain tends to be stronger and more resistant to wear than dental bonding resin.
Tooth bonding, however, does offer some advantages over porcelain dental fixtures. Dental bonding requires less tooth enamel to be removed before the resin is placed and shaped. Tooth bonding is also less invasive and less expensive than porcelain restorative procedures.
Like porcelain implants and porcelain veneers, the dental bonding resin can be shaped to match your natural teeth in both colour and overall appearance. Although not as strong as porcelain, tooth bonding can last for upward of 10 years depending on which teeth were bonded, the extent of bonding necessary, and how you care for your teeth. Bonded teeth can also be touched up if you notice changes in their appearance.