Bonding is an alternative to veneers and can be used as a restorative procedure for teeth that are chipped, cracked, discolored, or misarranged. The most common form of dental bonding we perform at Titus Dental is your standard filling that needs to be bonded to the tooth.
HOW DOES IT WORK?
The tooth is prepared for the procedure by lightly etching the surface and applying a bonding liquid. Once the liquid sets, a plastic resin is applied and sculpted into the desired shape by the dentist. Once set, the resin is trimmed, smoothed, and polished to a natural appearance. The main advantage of bonding is it can all be done in one visit, and there is no lab involved like what we do with veneers or crowns.
The bonding procedure can often be completed in a single office visit and can improve the appearance of a tooth significantly. However, since it is a plastic resin, it will not be as strong and possibly as long-lasting as a veneer or a crown.
Bonding is a great alternative since it can be done in one visit, and it is less expensive than veneers or crowns.
Repairs chipped or cracked teeth, fills in gaps between teeth, and gives teeth a uniform appearance.