Bonding & Contouring
What is dental bonding?
Dental bonding is application of composite resin to the front of a tooth to hide imperfections. The composite resin we use is a durable, BPA-free plastic that we tint the existing color of your teeth. It resembles natural tooth enamel and can be sculpted to any shape. The one-visit procedure is quick and convenient.
What imperfections can bonding correct?
How is bonding different from veneers?
Dental bonding is less expensive than porcelain veneers and can be placed in one visit. This makes dental bonding a great choice for a quick, temporary fix. Veneers are made of hard porcelain, and dental bonding starts in the liquid form of composite resin. The difference in materials makes dental bonding less durable than a porcelain veneer therefore it does not last as long.
Advantages of bonding include:
Disadvantages of bonding include:
You may need bonding replaced every 5-10 years.
Where bonding meets natural tooth enamel, stains can form.
Natural tooth enamel will discolor over time; bonding will not. This can cause noticeable restorations.