In general, cosmetic dental bonding is a quick and easy procedure. Lanier Family & Cosmetic Dentistry offers dental bonding to treat minor cosmetic or functional issues including:
- Chipped or cracked teeth
- Gaps between teeth
- Discolored tooth structure
Tooth Bonding Before & After
Dr. Brown corrected this patient’s broken front tooth with a simple tooth bonding treatment.
What Is Tooth Bonding?
In cosmetic dentistry, dental bonding is used to improve the appearance of teeth and enhance the smile. For this procedure, a biocompatible composite resin is applied directly to the tooth and sculpted into the proper shape and form, then cured using a special light.
Composite dental bonding is a conservative method of treatment and is usually complete in less than an hour. Composite bonding does not remove any of the tooth’s natural structure as happens in porcelain veneers or dental crowns.
Dental composites are not as durable or long lasting as porcelain veneers or crowns and may need to be retouched or replaced in the future. Also, dental composites are more susceptible to staining from foods and beverages, so special care should be taken to ensure long term success.