Composite bonding, or bonds, are the simplest and fastest of almost all
cosmetic dental options – excluding professional whitening, of course. Unlike
veneers, bonds are resin applied directly to teeth that changes their shape.
The resin is customized to match the patient’s teeth and is an easy way to fix
permanent stains, chips, decayed areas (after treatment) and even fractures.
The vast majority of dental offices need to have veneers created in an off-site
lab, which is why it can take up to two weeks, but composites can be completed
in just one visit and require minimal to no natural tooth shaping or removal.
Composite bonding has many benefits. It’s not invasive, and you can keep most of
your natural tooth. You also get instant gratification, since the bonds are perfect and
ready to use right away. Composite bonds are simple and quick to repair, pain free
and look just like your natural teeth. Many patients are ideal candidates for the
composite bonding, but some repairs are beyond this procedure – in this case, your
dentist may recommend veneers or tooth extraction followed by a dental implant.
No pain or discomfort is involved when getting composite bondings applied. Veneers
are not painful to get either, but they require anesthesia, and discomfort can result
from having your jaw open for extended periods, but neither is the case with bonds.
Bonds are also much more conservative procedure, and many patients don’t need
any tooth removal at all.
Bonds, just like natural teeth, need proper care and maintenance. They can sustain
surface stains, but these are easily removable with cleaning ang polishes. Contact
Oak Hills Dentistry in Layton, Utah, today to schedule an appointment and find out
if composite bonds are the right choice for you.