Dental bonding is a less invasive and more budget friendly alternative to veneers. Bonding is a quick restorative procedure that can be used to fix teeth that are chipped, cracked, discolored or misarranged. This procedure, more often than not, does not require the patient to be numbed. The resin attaches to a lightly etched surface with the assistance of a bonding liquid. The resin is then sculpted into the desired shape and polished. Since there isn’t the need for the lab , this procedure allows your dentist to be an artist. They are able to use the latest nano sized resin materials to create a dramatic, long lasting and beautiful smile.
Cost- Bonding is one of the least expensive cosmetic procedures.
Time- Unlike crowns and veneers, which require more time to prepare and a second visit to place them, bonding can be completed in a single visit.
Invasiveness- Bonding allows for minimal tooth removal.
Staining- Although you can achieve excellent results with bonding, the resin does stain over time. Crowns and veneers will be much more stain resistant.
Durability- Crowns and veneers are more resistant to breaking and usually last much longer than bonding. Bonding is not a life long fix, but can be used as a good temporary solution.