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Why It’s Time to Consider Dental Bonding

December 8, 2022 / DENTISTRY
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For those who are lucky enough to have a mouth full of straight, bright, white, evenly-sized teeth, the thought of hiding their smile or smiling with a closed mouth is something they have likely never considered.

But for those who aren’t happy with the way their teeth look, smiling big and wide may be something that fills them with anxiety and impacts their confidence every day.

Luckily, your cosmetic dentist has many options for those who are unhappy with the appearance of their smile, including dental bonding.

What is dental bonding?

Dental bonding is a procedure performed by your cosmetic dentist in St. Jacobs to improve the look of your teeth by correcting their shape, colour, and texture to suit your personal preferences. Dental bonding is an effective way to repair chips or cracks, close small gaps between the teeth, and correct misshapen or discoloured teeth.

Dental bonding is achieved by applying a composite resin material (the same material that your dentist uses to fill cavities) to the exterior of the tooth to change the way it looks. The natural tooth remains completely intact underneath the new exterior.

Why choose dental bonding?

There are many cosmetic dentistry options available that will change the look of your smile. Dental bonding is attractive to many for three main reasons: it’s inexpensive, it’s non-invasive, and it’s reversible.

Here are some details:

Initial cost: Dental bonding is made of composite material, which is far less expensive than the porcelain used for veneers. This makes the initial cost of dental bonding less expensive than veneers. However, dental bonding is not permanent, and will likely require occasional touch-ups, so in the long-run veneers may end up being less expensive.

Easy procedure: Because dental bonding is not permanent, the procedure to have it applied requires less enamel to be removed than when applying veneers. This means an easier, less-invasive application process.

Reversible: Dental veneers are permanent, and if you are not satisfied with the way they look after the procedure is complete, there is a major problem. Because dental bonding is not permanent and requires very little removal of enamel, the bonding is completely reversible which is great news if you’re not happy with the final look.

If you are unhappy with the way your smile looks, why not do something about it? Call our team at St. Jacobs Dental Care to set up an appointment today. We’ll assess the current condition of your smile and discuss your options to ensure we find the right solution for you.

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