Dental bonding is an alternative to veneers, and can be used as a restorative procedure for teeth that are chipped, cracked, discolored or disarranged.
How do we perform dental bonding at our practice?
The tooth is prepared for the procedure by lightly etching the surface and applying a bonding liquid. Once the liquid sets, a plastic resin, which is designed to match your surrounding teeth, is applied and sculpted into the desired shape by one of our dental doctors. Once set, the resin is trimmed, smoothed and polished to a natural appearance.
The bonding procedure can often be completed in a single office visit, and can improve the appearance of a tooth significantly. Bonding typically doesn’t last as long as porcelain veneers, but is an exceptional value as an alternative to porcelain veneers.
Since dental bonding does not provide the same strength as real teeth, it’s important to avoid activities that would cause stress on the surface. Examples include: opening packaging with your teeth, chewing pen caps, . Our dental doctors will go over care of your new dental bonding, as well as provide you with home care instructions for the first two days after your procedure.
For patients considering bonding for their cosmetic dentistry solution, we offer New U Imaging to preview potential changes to your smile! All we have to do is take a simple digital photograph to see a digital recreation of what your new smile may look like.