Dental bonding is an alternative to porcelain veneers and can be used as a restorative procedure for teeth that are chipped, discolored or mildly misshaped.
How does dental bonding work?
The tooth is prepared for dental bonding and lightly etched to allow a physical bond with the composite restorative material. State of the art bonding agent utilizing nano-technology and custom colored composite materials are applied and cured into the preparation. Once cured, the resin is smoothed and polished to a natural appearance.
Considerations for Dental Bonding
The bonding procedure is usually used for small chips or small space closures and can often be completed in a single office visit. For larger space closures, or more involved changes to tooth shape, porcelain veneers are often used.