What is Dental Bonding ?

What is Dental Bonding? Dr Krystyna
27 Jun 2017

What is Dental Bonding ?

Dental bonding is becoming a popular cosmetic dental procedure. A composite resin filling material which has been carefully chosen to match the existing colour of your teeth is carefully bonded to the tooth to improve the aesthetics of your smile! It can be used to restore the appearance of chipped or fractured teeth or the enhance and mask any discolouration.

An alternative to a composite resin bond is a veneer, made from either porcelain or composite. Porcelain is the stronger of the two, and requires a moulding to be taken before it is sent to a laboratory for manufacturing. Composites are therefore a less-costly alternative to porcelain and patients can see instant results.

Advantages and disadvantages of dental bonding?

Advantages:

  • Easy procedure and least expensive of cosmetic dental procedures.
  • Conservative preparation of current tooth tissues, therefore minimising future problems
  • Dental anaesthesia not normally required

Disadvantages:

  • Composite are not as stain resistant than lab made restoration
  • Composites can chip or break which will require addition bonding to repair