Dental bonding ‘alternative to porcelain veneers’
Cracked, discoloured or chipped teeth can be repaired with dental bonding at a cosmetic dentistry clinic, it has been reported.
Beverly Hills cosmetic dentist Dr Steven Goldy explained that bonding can correct misaligned teeth, giving the patient a straighter smile.
He stated that it is "quick, affordable, relatively painless and long lasting", but requires the artistic ability of a cosmetic dentist to achieve.
Dentists layer a composite resin onto the tooth in a shade which matches the patient’s original teeth, he explained, which is then hardened with a high-intensity light.
The tooth is then sculpted and polished to achieve a comfortable and natural-looking result, Dr Goldy added.
"You need both art and science to produce the best result," he said.
Dr Goldy claimed that bonding with composite resin can be considered as a cheaper alternative to porcelain veneers in some cases.
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