Bonding

Composite Resin Bonding is an alternative to veneers (Lumineers), and can be used as a restorative procedure for teeth that are chipped, cracked, crooked, in need of whitening, or to close gaps.

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 composite resin matching the shade of your tooth is applied and sculpted into the desired shape. Once bonded, the resin is trimmed, smoothed and polished to a natural appearance.

Considerations

Bonding can be performed on multiple teeth as a technique for whitening while simultaneously correcting a variety of other cosmetic problems, as is done in much the same manner with the cosmetic technique of placing LUMINEERS. The main advantage of composite bonding is that it is less costly than all-ceramic Lumineers. The bonding procedure can usually be completed in a single office visit, and can improve appearance significantly. However, since composite bonding resin is not as strong as your natural tooth enamel or all-ceramic Lumineers, it is more likely to stain, chip or break. Nevertheless, bonding can still last for many years.