Dental bonding is an easy procedure to correct many minor defects. The term “dental bonding” refers to both the procedure and substance used in the procedure. The procedure is also known as Tooth Bonding.
Bonding is a white material that our dentist Dr Khanna can mould in any way and to any size. It can be used to fill cavities, and is then known as a “tooth-colored filling” or a “composite filling”. When Dr Khanna apply it to your teeth it is soft, but after it is shaped and hardened using a special curing light.
Defects corrected by dental bonding include:
- Small gaps between front teeth.
- Slightly crooked teeth.
- Slight misalignment.
- Small chips or surface cracks.
- Discoloration that does not respond to Tooth Whitening.
Dental Bonding Compared To Porcelain Veneers
Both dental bonding and porcelain veneers can be used to correct tooth defects and improve the appearance of your teeth and smile. The main difference between Dental Bonding and Porcelain Veneers are:
- Dental Bonding is placed straight onto your teeth and is done in only visit.
- We have a wide range of tooth coloured bonding materials that will match your natural teeth.
- Porcelain Veneers are created in a dental laboratory by highly skilled technicians.
- As the porcelain veneers are partially translucent they appear as tooth enamel. They can significantly improve the look appearance of your teeth and smile.
- Porcelain veneers are made to last longer and are stain resistant. Dental bonding is more susceptible to staining, depending on individual dietary intake. Dental bonding can be polished or repaired to remove the external stains.
They both absorb and reflect light in similar ways and therefore look very similar.