Bonding

Bonding is an alternative to veneers, and can be used as a restorative procedure for teeth that are chipped, cracked, discolored or misarranged. 

How does it work?

The tooth is prepared for the procedure by lightly etching the surface and applying a bonding liquid. Once the liquid sets, a plastic resin is applied and sculpted into the desired shape by the dentist. Once set, the resin is trimmed, smoothed and polished to a natural appearance. Bonding is considered to be one option of cosmetic dentistry.  We can schedule a cosmetic consultation with our cosmetic dentist to see if bonding is right for you.

Considerations

The bonding procedure can often be completed in a single office visit, and can improve the appearance of a tooth significantly. Dental bonding is among the easiest and least expensive of cosmetic dental procedures. However, since the plastic resin used is not as strong as your natural tooth enamel, it is more likely to stain, chip or break than natural teeth. Bonding typically lasts three to five years before need of repair.