If you’re looking for a treatment that hides your smile’s chips, cracks, misalignment or discoloration, without resorting to porcelain veneers, dental bonding is an incredibly effective treatment!
Before bonding material is placed, the tooth is lightly etched with a bonding liquid in order to properly prepare it. After the bonding liquid sets, the composite resin is applied to the tooth and sculpted until it looks natural. After the resin is trimmed, polished and smoothed into a natural appearance, you can go about your day without worry!
One of the more notable benefits of the bonding procedure is how quickly it can be completed. Most cases only take one appointment to complete and you hide all of your imperfections in the process. However, the composite resin used in this treatment is not as durable as natural tooth enamel, which means it can more easily chip or stain. Dental bonding typically lasts between three and five years before it needs repair, but it may last even longer if you practice daily oral care and reduce consumption of staining foods and beverages.