Tooth bonding can be an economical alternative to dental veneers and can be used to effectively treat a wide range of dental concerns. Dr. Cain may recommend tooth bonding as a treatment option for the following reasons:
- To repair small cracks or chips
- To rebuild worn edges
- To fill small gaps between teeth
- To correct minor discoloration
- To fill cavities
Tooth bonding is a type of direct restoration where tooth colored composite material is applied directly to the tooth, sculpted and gently polished with virtually unnoticeable results.
Tooth bonding makes an excellent tooth colored filling. Often called a “white filling”, these cosmetic restorations are the current standard in modern dentistry. Many patients with old metal fillings are choosing to have their fillings replaced with white fillings which are more comfortable and aesthetically pleasing.
The composite resin used in dental bonding is bio-compatible and comes in a range of tooth colored shades for flawless matching. The resin is extremely stain resistant and very durable. Dental bonding treatment can last for many years with proper care and maintenance.
Another type of dental bonding, adhesive bonding, is used to secure dental restorations, such as dental crowns, to the teeth.
Before and After
This patient had bite adjustment done with tooth bonding on all of the front teeth with beautiful results.