Dental bonding is an excellent alternative to teeth veneers and can be used as a minimally invasive procedure to repair teeth that are chipped, cracked, discolored or misaligned.
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 tooth-colored material is applied and sculpted into the desired shape by the dentist. Once the material is hardened, the bonding material is further modified and adjusted in order to provide you with the most cosmetic outcome.
Considerations for Dental Bonding
The bonding procedure can oftentimes be completed in a single office visit and can improve the appearance of a tooth significantly despite small, detailed improvements. Since the bonding material is not as strong as your natural tooth, it is more likely to stain, chip or break than natural teeth. Bonding may last three to five years before replacement.