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Dental bonding: An affordable option to improve the appearance of your teeth.

Dental bonding: An affordable option to improve the appearance of your teeth.

Dental bonding can be an economical way to fix discolored, broken or chipped teeth. Bonding is a cosmetic dentistry procedure in which a tooth-colored composite material is applied to a tooth, sculpted into shape, hardened and polished. It is called bonding because the material bonds to the tooth. Dental bonding is ideal for small cosmetic dentistry work, such as fixing a broken or chipped tooth or closing small gaps between the teeth.

Compared with other cosmetic procedures, such as veneers, bonding is relatively inexpensive, quick, and painless. Bonding may not be appropriate for all patients, so a consultation with your dentist is necessary to determine if you are a good candidate. It is also important to be aware that bonding is not as durable as porcelain crowns and veneers and in certain situations can become stained or chipped over time. Your dentist can discuss all the benefits, risks, and options with you.

Combined with take home whitening trays, bonding can dramatically improve the overall appearance of your teeth without breaking the bank!