Bonding is an alternative to veneers and can be used as a restorative procedure for teeth that are chipped, discolored, or uneven.
How does it work?
The tooth is prepared for the procedure by lightly etching the surface and applying a bonding agent. A composite resin is then applied and sculpted into the desired shape. Once set, the resin is trimmed, smoothed, and polished to a natural appearance.
Bonding procedures are often completed in a single office visit and can improve the appearance of a tooth significantly. However, since composite resin is not as strong as your natural tooth enamel, it is more likely to stain, chip, or break than natural teeth. On average, dental bonding lasts three to five years before need of replacement.