If your teeth are chipped, broken, stained, or have unsightly gaps, bonding may be a good solution for you.
Bonding is a cosmetic procedure that uses tooth colored material that is “bonded” to your teeth to smooth, reshape, or resurface them, providing a great aesthetic result in minimal time and with minimal expense. Bonding can also be used to fill small cavities.
The process begins with the application of an etching solution which allows the bonding solution (a resin-based composite material) to adhere better to the surface of the tooth. The resin is applied and shaped, then smoothed and polished to achieve optimal function and natural beauty. Results can usually be attained in a single visit.
There is no recovery time involved with the cosmetic bonding procedure. You can go back to work immediately after dental bonding and it shouldn’t affect your ability to drive.
Dental bonding can last between 3 and 10 years. In general, dental bonding lasts longer when you take good care of your teeth and gums. Please see our tips above about taking care of bonded teeth.