Bonding can be used as a restorative procedure for teeth that are chipped, cracked, discolored or misarranged and is an alternative to veneers.
What is the bonding procedure?
The tooth is prepared by lightly etching the surface and applying a bonding liquid. Once the liquid sets, a plastic resin is applied. Then the dentist will sculpt the tooth into the desired shape. Once set, the resin is trimmed. Then the tooth is smoothed and polished to look natural. A bond can be completed in a single office visit. We can greatly improve the look of a tooth.
Plastic resin bonding is not as strong as your natural tooth enamel so it is more likely to stain, chip or break than natural teeth. Bonding typically lasts three to five years before repair is needed.
Bonding fixes stained and chipped teeth. It also fixes gaps between teeth. There’s no drilling needed. Bonding is simple and does not cost very much.
How We Bond Teeth:
- We sightly roughen teeth to help the resin stick.
- Then we apply a solution and then coat or fill with bonding resin.
- Then We match you tooth enamel.
- We shape and sculpt the tooth to look real.
- The resin will be hardened with a light.
- We finish with a tooth polish.