Dental bonding is an alternative to porcelain veneers and can be used as a restorative procedure for teeth that are chipped, cracked or discolored.
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 Dr. Neil Cohen. Once set, the resin is trimmed, smoothed, and polished for a natural appearance.
Considerations for Dental Bonding
The bonding procedure can often be completed in a single office visit and can significantly improve the appearance of a tooth. 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 or comparable porcelain veneers. Bonding typically lasts two to four years before requiring replacement or repair.