What is composite bonding?
Bonding is a form of smile sculpture accomplished with a composite resin which enables patients with imperfections in their teeth to have more attractive smiles. Bonding can be used to close spaces, change the color of the teeth, mask any discolorations, repair chips, alter the size or shape of teeth, and give jumbled or crooked teeth a straight-looking appearance.
How is it done?
Bonding is a simple procedure. A white filling material is matched to your tooth color and sculpted on the tooth. It is then hardened with a bright light to a durable finish. It is polished and smoothed to a life-like luster. The bonding process is usually reversible. Generally, no anesthesia is required.
This is a less expensive alternative to porcelain veneers.
How long does it last?
The life of bonding is 8 - 10 years depending on your lifestyle. If you drink, smoke, bite your nails, etc. you may not see the entire life expectancy of your tooth bonding.
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