We recommend bonding as an alternative to veneers. Bonding can be used as a restorative procedure for teeth that are chipped, cracked, discolored or misarranged.
The Basics of Bonding:
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. Kaady. To finish, the resin is trimmed, smoothed and polished to a natural appearance.
More to Consider About Bonding:
We can often complete the bonding procedure in a single visit. Bonding 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 needing repair.