Cosmetic Tooth Bonding
Cosmetic Tooth Bonding can be used as a restorative procedure for teeth that are chipped, cracked, discolored or misarranged, and is an alternative to veneers.
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How does Dental Bonding work?
The tooth is prepared for the procedure by lightly conditioning the surface and applying a bonding liquid. Once the liquid sets, porcelain reinforced resin is applied and sculpted into the desired shape by the dentist. Once set, with the use of a special light activation, the resin is trimmed, smoothed and polished to a natural appearance.
The dental bonding procedure is 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. Dental bonding typically lasts three to five years before repair is needed.