Looking to improve your smile? The experienced dentists at Now Care Dental are skilled in restorative procedures like cosmetic dental bonding that can help you achieve the look you want by improving the appearance of your teeth. If you have chipped, cracked, discolored or crooked teeth, tooth bonding is an alternative solution to porcelain veneers.
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. In most cases, the teeth bonding process can be completed in just one appointment. Our dentists will prepare your tooth by lightly etching the surface and applying a bonding liquid.
The plastic resin used in cosmetic dental bonding is not as strong as your natural tooth enamel. Which means it's more likely to stain, chip or break than natural teeth. Bonding typically lasts three to five years before you’ll need a repair.
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.
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.
Most bonding procedures are completed in one visit. The length of the visit varies according to the procedure.
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.