Dental bonding is a simple and less costly alternative to porcelain veneers and can be used to restore teeth that are chipped, cracked, discolored or mispositioned.
How does dental bonding work?
Most times anesthetic isn’t necessary for a tooth needing dental bonding. The involved surface is lightly roughened and then after some conditioners and bonding agents are applied, a composite resin is placed on the tooth. The resin is meticulously sculpted into the right position and, once set, smoothed and polished to look like a natural tooth.
Considerations for Dental Bonding
Bonding can usually 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 need of repair.