These days, there are all sorts of procedures that can be scheduled at the dentist’s office to help improve the look and functioning of the teeth. In any given situation, there may be multiple options to choose between, so it’s important to know the pros and cons of the various services including Dental Bonding in Toronto.
Who May Benefit
Dental bonding can serve a number of different purposes, including serving as a tooth-colored filling, making the shape or appearance of the tooth more pleasing, repairing any cracks or chips in the tooth, closing spaces between teeth or between a tooth and the gums and making the teeth look longer. Dental Bonding in Toronto is best for making relatively small changes in areas where the tooth isn’t under a lot of pressure.
Basically, the tooth has to be made a little rough before the bonding can be applied in order to help it stick to the tooth better. Then the resin, which is like a putty, is applied and molded into the shape that is wanted. A special laser or ultraviolet light is used to harden the resin, and then the dentist will make any remaining necessary changes, including polishing it so the tooth looks similar to the other teeth nearby. Each tooth takes 30 minutes to an hour to finish.
The main benefit of dental bonding compared to other cosmetic treatments that can be used in a similar manner is that it tends to be one of the faster and less expensive options available. It doesn’t typically require the use of any anesthesia, and it doesn’t require that much of the tooth be removed, unlike crowns or veneers.
Amalgam fillings, crowns and veneers are all stronger than dental bonding and will last longer. The bonding materials can sometimes chip when the tooth has too much pressure applied to it (such as when you bite something very hard) and they can become stained more easily than crowns if exposed to certain foods or beverages, including red wine.
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