Dental Bonding

Dental bonding is an alternative to teeth veneers and can be used as a restorative procedure for a single tooth that is chipped, cracked, discolored or misarranged.  In some cases, this may be an option for several teeth depending on a patient’s unique situation and dental goals.

How does dental bonding work?

The tooth is prepared for dental bonding 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.

Considerations for Dental Bonding

The bonding procedure can often be completed in a single office visit and can improve the appearance of a tooth significantly. 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 needing repair.