Dental bonding is a procedure that utilizes a composite resin (tooth-colored material) to cover flaws in your teeth. A thin coating of bonding agent (dental adhesive) is applied to the surface of your tooth. Dr. Janisse sculpts, colors and shapes the material to provide a pleasing result. A high-intensity light hardens the composite material and the surface is finely polished.
What Can Dental Bonding Do?
- Repair chipped or cracked teeth
- Improve the appearance of discolored teeth
- Close spaces between teeth
- Make teeth look longer
- Change the shape of teeth
- Protect a portion of the tooth's root that has been exposed when gums recede
Dental Bonding, Veneers or Crowns?
For many of the above situations, veneers or crowns are better solutions for cosmetic work than dental bonding. Dental bonding is usually a less expensive solution but does not resist stains as well as crowns or porcelain veneers and is not as strong or long-lasting.
To find out which option is best for you, schedule a complimentary consultation with Dr. Janisse.