Advantages of Dental Bonding
Bonding is among the easiest and least expensive of cosmetic dental procedures. Unlike veneers and crowns, which are customized tooth coverings that must be manufactured in a dental lab, bonding can be done in one dental visit unless several teeth are involved. Dental bonding also looks natural in both shapes and color which can be easily blended in with your own teeth.
Disadvantages of Dental Bonding
Although the material used in bonding is somewhat stain resistant, it does not resist stains as well as crowns. Another disadvantage is that the bonding materials do not last as long nor are as strong as other restorative procedures, such as crowns or veneers. Additionally, bonding materials can chip and break off the tooth. However, it comes down to how well you take care of your own teeth. Dental bonding may last longer than crowns or veneers if you brush your teeth properly, floss everyday and visit our dental practice once every 6 months for your preventative maintenance appointment.
Dr Lavonne typically recommends porcelain veneers due to their greater stain resistance and durability. But if porcelain veneers are out of your price range, an affordable alternative is cosmetic dental bonding
Dental bonding involves using a very thin coat of tooth-colored composite resin that’s bonded onto the front of your teeth to smooth out any imperfections. However, while not as expensive as a veneer, cosmetic bonding is neither as strong nor as stain resistant.