Bonding

Bonding is an alternative to porcelain veneers and can be used as a cosmetic restorative procedure for teeth that are chipped, cracked, discolored or misaligned.

How does it work?

A tooth-colored composite resin is applied onto the front of the tooth and sculpted into the desired shape by the dentist. Once set, the resin is trimmed, smoothed and polished to a natural appearance.

Considerations

The bonding procedure can often be completed in a single office visit, and can improve the appearance of a tooth significantly. However, since the composite 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.