Tooth Bonding and Reshaping
Tooth bonding and reshaping is a procedure that is commonly used to correct chipped, cracked, discoloured or misaligned teeth and is also effective in closing gaps between teeth.
Tooth bonding has many advantages. It allows the dentist to reshape the teeth without the need to cut any of the healthy enamel underneath. This means the treatment can be minimally invasive leaving the teeth intact which is much better for the health of teeth long term. Also tooth bonding is a simple and quick procedure often allowing us to obtain the desired result in one visit. In addition, tooth bonding is often a better economic option compared to porcelain veneers.
Tooth bonding treatments however can have their limitations.They may not last as long as porcelain restorations and the resin materials used may cause inflammation of the gum if put too close to the gum margin. In many cases in comparison to tooth bonding, porcelain veneers are a better option long term especially when using newer materials which require very little amount of tooth cutting. Every case has to be assessed based on its own merits and sometimes even a mock up needs to be done to see which option works best. A consultation with the dentist is essential before you decide on the treatment.