Cosmetic Bonding

Although you may not always wear brightly colored clothing, sporting a white smile is in season year-round. Of course sometimes, cosmetic help is necessary to maintain a healthy appearance. One such method is the process of dental bonding. Before deciding if it's appropriate for you, however, consider this about the procedure's result: How long does tooth bonding last?

What Is Tooth Bonding?

Tooth bonding is a process wherein your dentist applies a composite resin to one or more teeth that have become discolored or physically damaged. The plastic resin will be tooth-colored to blend in, and your teeth can be bonded for numerous reasons. If they're chipped, fractured, discolored or simply decaying, this cosmetic solution may be a great supplement to an improved oral care routine.

Veneer Bonding

An alternative to a composite resin bond is a veneer, made from either porcelain or composite. Porcelain is the stronger of the two, and requires a molding to be taken before it's sent to a laboratory for manufacturing. Composites are therefore a less-costly alternative to porcelain. Whether you receive porcelain or composite, the veneer is then bonded to the tooth using a specific dental instrument.