Dental bonding is an alternative to veneers and can be used as a restorative procedure for teeth that are chipped, cracked, discolored, or out of alignment.
How Does Dental Bonding Work?
The tooth is prepared for dental bonding by lightly etching the surface and applying a bonding liquid. Once the liquid sets, a composite resin is applied and sculpted into the desired shape by the dentist or EFDA. Once set, the resin is trimmed, smoothed, and polished to a natural appearance.
Considerations for Dental Bonding
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.