Bonding is an alternative to veneers and may be used as a restorative procedure for teeth that are chipped, cracked, or discolored.
How does it work?
The tooth is prepared for the procedure by lightly etching the surface and a bonding liquid is applied. Once the liquid sets, a plastic resin is applied and sculpted into the desired shape by the dentist. Once set, the resin is trimmed, smoothed and polished to look natural.
The bonding procedure can often be completed in a single office visit, and can greatly improve the appearance of a tooth. However, the plastic resin is not as strong as natural tooth enamel, so it is more likely to stain, chip or break compared to natural teeth