Bonding is technique of applying composite resin to teeth to fix chips, cracks, discolored or misaligned teeth. Teeth Bonding can be an alternative to veneers although it has some limitations.
Our Tooth Bonding Process
- The tooth is prepared or roughened with a bur. All old composite is removed from the tooth to expose its underlying structure.
- Lightly etch the surface of the tooth to create micromechanical irregularities in the surface.
- Bonding agent is applied to the surface and cured with a light that activates the setting reaction.
- Once the bonding agent 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.
Teeth Bonding Considerations
Bonding is not considered an permanent solution for damaged teeth. Bonding typically lasts three to five years before needing to be repaired. Techniques and materials are improving all the time, so it’s important to talk with your Miami prosthodontist to determine if bonding is a viable solution for you. The bonding procedure can often be completed in a single office visit, and can improve the appearance of a tooth significantly.