Dental bonding is an alternate to teeth veneers and may be used as a restorative procedure for teeth that are chipped, cracked, discolored or misarranged.
How does dental bonding work?
The tooth is ready for dental bonding by gently etching the surface and applying a bonding liquid. Once the liquid sets, a plastic resin is applied and carved into the specified form by the dentist. Once set, the resin is trimmed, smoothed and polished to a natural appearance.
Considerations for dental bonding
The bonding procedure will typically be completed during a single workplace visit, and may improve the looks of a tooth considerably. However, since the plastic resin used is not as strong as your own enamel, it's more likely to stain, chip or break than natural teeth. Bonding usually lasts 3 to 5 years before need of repair.