Bonding is an alternative to veneers and can be used as a restorative procedure for teeth that are chipped, cracked, discolored or misarranged.
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 resin composite is applied and sculpted into the desired shape by the dentist. Once set, the resin is trimmed, smoothed and polished to a natural appearance.
Tips for extending the life of your bond:
- Refrain from biting on your toothbrush
- Refrain from opening water bottles with your teeth
- Minimize the consumption of ice and hard candies
- Cut up hard/tough foods before consuming (i.e. candied apples)