Dental bonding can be used as a restorative procedure for teeth that are chipped, discolored or disarranged.
How Does Dental Teeth Bonding 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.
Dental Bonding Considerations
The tooth bonding procedure can often be completed in a single office visit, and can improve the appearance of a tooth temporarily. 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. Teeth bonding typically lasts three months to a year before repair is needed based on wear and tear. Typically, it is more proactive to have the tooth restored using porcelain veneers because they are more predictable and longer lasting. Veneers strengthen the tooth and add beauty to enhance your smile for decades verses a few months.