Dental BondingAn alternative to teeth veneers, dental bonding using composite resin can be used as a restorative procedure for teeth that are chipped, cracked, discolored, or misaligned.
How Does Dental Bonding Work?
The tooth is prepared for the procedure by lightly etching the surface and applying a bonding liquid. Once the liquid is cured, a plastic resin is applied and sculpted into the desired shape by the dentist. Once cured, the resin is trimmed, smoothed, and polished to a natural appearance.
The dental bonding procedure can often be completed in a single office visit, and can significantly improve the appearance of a tooth. 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 repair is needed.