What is bonding?
The application of a tooth-like substance to change tooth shape or color, increase size, or repair a defect. Bonding is a multi-layered process in which durable, enamel-like composite plastic is applied to the tooth, then exposed to a special light to harden or “cure” the bond.
Is bonding painful?
It’s usually a painless procedure. Since very little tooth reduction is require (and so, minimal drilling), bonding is often performed without anesthetic. The process is conservative—we leave more of your natural tooth undisturbed.
Do bonded teeth stain or discolor?
Bonding material stains similarly to normal tooth structure. It polishes well and is very natural-looking—so it may show coffee and tobacco stains just like your enamel does.
Does a bonded tooth require extra care?
You should avoid biting into hard object such as ice cubes, candy or similar items. Longevity depends on many factors, including proper home care, diet, and your chewing habits.
How long does it take?
Most bonding procedures are completed in one visit. The length of the visit varies according to the procedure.
We’ve bonded teeth for many satisfied patients. Please call if you have any questions or, if you like, we can schedule a consultation about bonding.