Dental bonding is an alternative to teeth veneers and can be used as a restorative procedure for teeth that are chipped, cracked, discolored or misarranged.
How does dental bonding work?
The tooth is prepared for dental bonding 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 the dentist. Once set, the resin is trimmed, smoothed and polished to a natural appearance.
Considerations for Dental Bonding
The bonding procedure can often be completed in a single office 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 chip or break than natural teeth. Also, the bonding tends to stain quickly, and oftentimes takes on a dark appearance after a few months. Bonding stains in approximately 6 months but typically lasts three to five years before need of repair.
North Chelmsford MA Dentist Brian P. McPartland, D.M.D., practices a full scope of general and cosmetic dentistry with expertise ranging from porcelain veneers to dental implant restorations, crowns and bridges. Dr. McPartland can now correct a wide variety of so-called permanent cosmetic dental problems.North Chelmsford Office Appointments