Bonding

Want a More Elegant Smile?

Dental bonding is a great procedure for patients interested in a more beautiful smile that isn’t too expensive or invasive. We can carry out this procedure in only one visit, giving you a more beautiful smile in a single day. The procedure is virtually painless, requiring no pain medication or local anesthesia.

Dental bonding can be a great cosmetic dentistry option for many patients looking to restore the beauty of their smile. Using a composite that matches the color of your teeth, dental bonding allows MidTNDentistry to improve many parts of your smile, both for cosmetic and oral health reasons.

Dental bonding is a good treatment option for a variety of oral health and appearance concerns:

  • Chipped teeth
  • Cracked teeth
  • Small gaps between teeth
  • Reshaping a tooth
  • Cavities
  • To protect a part of the tooth’s root that has been exposed by receding gums

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Advantages

There is a reason why the procedure of dental bonding is so popular and frequently undertaken. Dental bonding has many advantages both in itself and in relation to other procedures:

  • Quick and comfortable procedure
  • Changes the shape or color of your teeth
  • Improves appearance for patients and their family
  • More self-confidence
  • Looks and feels very natural
  • Minimal amounts of natural tooth enamel is removed before applying the bonding (significantly less removed compared to veneers and crowns).

Disadvantages

At the same time, there are also some disadvantages. Nothing artificial ever really works as well as the original and natural form. Disadvantages of dental bonding include:

  • They are not as ‘stain’ resistant as crowns
  • Bonding is not as strong compared to other restorative options like fillings, crowns, and veneers
  • Bonding does not typically last as long as other restorative procedures
  • When under excessive pressure, bonding materials can chip and break off parts of the tooth.

As a result of these limitations and the nature of its advantages, dental bonding is commonly used by dentists for small cosmetic changes, temporary corrections, or teeth with low bite pressure.

Which One Should I Choose?

You know you want a better smile, but what would be the best way to achieve it? For many people, it comes down to choosing between dental bonding and veneers — two of the most popular cosmetic procedures available.

Dental bonding is a process in which a tooth-colored plastic resin is applied to correct chips, cracks, gaps and other concerns. Dental bonding is a quick and painless way to achieve a beautiful smile.

Veneers are thin, custom-made pieces that are permanently bonded to existing teeth to correct a number of imperfections. Because they are made of porcelain, they are remarkably natural looking, stain resistant and long lasting.

While both treat a wide variety of imperfections, they also have distinct advantages and disadvantages that need to be considered.

Advantages & Disadvantages

Time Required

  • Dental bonding can be completed in a single visit
  • Veneers require up to 2-3 visits

Appearance

  • Dental bonding appears natural at first, but loses its polished luster over time
  • Dental bonding is susceptible to staining
  • Crowns or Veneers are created in our office lab to perfectly match your teeth and mouth
  • Crowns or Veneers have a translucent, light-reflective quality that mimics real teeth
  • Crowns or Veneers are stain resistant

Durability

  • Dental bonding tends to chip easily (but can be repaired easily as well)
  • Dental bonding can last up to 5-6 years before it starts deteriorating
  • Crowns or Veneers can last up to 20 years, depending on the habits of the patient
  • Crowns or Veneers are not prone to chipping or breaking, but if damage is done they cannot be repaired. They must be completely replaced.

Still not sure? Contact our office today to schedule a consultation with one of our midTNdentistry locations!

Together you can decide which treatment would be the best for your unique needs and goals. Your new smile awaits — call today.