- First Visit
- Diagnostic Records and Treatment Planning
- Length of Treatments
- Successive Treatments
- Dental Care
- Frequently Asked Questions
- Progressive Orthodontics (POS)
- International POS Consultants
- Certified POS Clinician
- Treatment Information Teeth and Face Classifications
- Impacted and Missing Teeth
- Crowding and Spacing of Teeth
- Orthodontic Disorders
- Retainers and Appliances
- Brushing and Flossing
- First Aid Emergency Care
Bonding can be used as a restorative procedure for teeth that are chipped, cracked, discolored or misarranged, and is an alternative to veneers.
How does it 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.
The bonding procedure can oftenbe complete in a single office visit, and can improve the appearance of a tooth significantly. However, since the plastic resin used is not as strong asyour natural tooth enamel, it is more likely to stain, chip or break than natural teeth. Bonding typically lasts three to five years before repair is needed.