Bonding is a popular alternative to porcelain veneers that can be used as a restorative procedure for teeth that are cracked, discolored, chipped, crooked or misaligned. It’s safe, effective and provides dramatic results in as little as one office visit.
How Does Tooth Bonding Work?
After consulting with your dentist and making the decision to undergo the procedure, the teeth in question are prepared by lightly etching the surface and applying a bonding gel. Once the liquid has set firmly in place, a safe plastic resin is applied and then sculpted to the desired shape by your dentist. Once setting is complete, the resin is trimmed, smoothed and polished to impart a completely natural appearance.
Considerations for Tooth Bonding
The process of bonding can often be completed in just one office visit, offering a significant improvement in appearance for most patients. It’s important to remember, though, that since plastic resins are not as strong as the enamel of natural teeth, it can be more prone to stains, chips or breaks than natural teeth. Bonding treatments traditionally last three to five years before they may need a touch-up or repair.
For more information on how tooth bonding can help improve your smile and self-confidence, or to schedule an appointment with one of our cosmetic dentists, get in touch with Harborside Dental today. We’re located in Webster, NY and proudly serve the needs of patients throughout Rochester and all of Western NY. You can reach us by phone at 585-671-2720 or via email through our website’s contact page.