Dental bonding is an alternative to dental veneers and can be used as a restorative procedure for teeth that are chipped, cracked, discolored or misarranged.
How Does Dental Bonding Work?
The tooth is prepared for the procedure 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 dentist. Once set, the resin is trimmed, smoothed and polished to a natural appearance.
Bonded Teeth Considerations
The bonding procedure can often be completed in a single office visit, and can improve the appearance of a tooth significantly. However, because 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. Bonding typically lasts three to five years before need of repair.
For more information about Dental Bonding or to schedule an appointment, call our Quad Cities office in Moline IL at Goebel Family Dentistry Moline Phone Number 309-277-3480.