Bonding can be used as a restorative procedure for teeth that have become chipped, cracked, discolored, or slightly misarranged, and are often an alternative to veneers.
How does it work?
The tooth is prepared for the procedure by lightly etching the surface and applying a bonding liquid. Once the liquid sets, a plastic resin is applied and sculpted into the desired shape by Dr. Do. Once set, the resin is trimmed, smoothed, and polished to a natural appearance.
The bonding procedure can often be completed in one visit and can improve the appearance of a tooth significantly. However, since the plastic resin used is not as strong as your natural tooth enamel, it is more likely to stain, chip, or break than natural teeth. Bonding typically lasts three to five years before repair is needed.