What Is Dental Bonding?

Dental bonding, also known as composite bonding or teeth bonding, is a cosmetic dentistry procedure. Dental bonding is when a custom tooth-colored resin material is applied to your teeth to change their shape, size, and color, giving you a straight white smile! Dental bonding is a popular cosmetic dentistry option because it is quick, cost-effective, and changes the look of your smile without any invasive procedures. Gentle Dental Maine provides dental bonding and a wide range of other cosmetic dental procedures in the Southern Maine region! In this article, we’ll go over everything you need to know about dental bonding! 

Is Dental Bonding Right For Me?

Dental bonding is a relatively painless way to fix a lot of common problems that make people unhappy with their smiles. Dental bonding is a great idea for anyone that wants to: 

  • Conceal chips or cracks in your teeth. 
  • Camouflage tooth discoloration. 
  • Close gaps and spaces between your teeth. 
  • Make your teeth look longer. 
  • Change the shape of your teeth. 

Dental bonding is cost-effective when compared to other cosmetic dentistry procedures, and the results are immediate. When you want to fix your smile fast, dental bonding is a great option!  

What’s The Difference Between Dental Bonding & Dental Veneers?

Dental bonding and veneers are similar, but not the same. Veneers are thin, custom-made porcelain shells that are applied over the top of your existing teeth with an adhesive. Veneers are used for strictly cosmetic purposes, as they will not fix cracked or chipped teeth. Veneers are also quite a bit more invasive than bonding, as they require trimming & reshaping of the tooth’s enamel. There are two main types of dental veneers: composite and porcelain. Composite veneers are typically less expensive than porcelain and can be repaired relatively easily. Porcelain veneers generally last longer and are more stain resistant than composite resin veneers. If you’re not sure whether dental bonding or veneers are right for you, our team at Gentle Dental Maine would be more than happy to recommend your best options!

Contact Gentle Dental For Restorative Dentistry Solutions In Southern Maine!

If you have any additional questions about dental bonding or are considering a cosmetic dental procedure, contact Gentle Dental Maine! Our family dentists specialize in general, cosmetic, restorative, and emergency dentistry services at each of our offices in South Portland, Biddeford, and Topsham. Give us a call at any one of our offices, or if you’re not yet a patient with us, please fill out the new patient form on our website!