Bonding is the application of a tooth-colored composite resin (plastic) to repair a decayed, chipped, fractured or discolored tooth. Unlike veneers, which are manufactured in a laboratory and require a customized mold to achieve a proper fit, bonding can be done in a single visit.
What is the most common use of Bonding?
Bonding is among the easiest and least expensive of cosmetic dental procedures. The composite resin used in bonding can be shaped and polished to match the surrounding teeth. Most often, bonding is used for cosmetic purposes to improve the appearance of a discolored or chipped tooth.
If a tooth has been chipped or damaged and is in need of bonding do not worry. Bonding is a great solution to these types of damages. Bonding is not as strong as your actual teeth. If you have any bonding done on your teeth be sure to be careful of biting your nails, pen caps, or other hard surfaces that may cause the tooth to chip again.
When to call your dentist
If you notice little chips, thinning of the tooth area, or sharp edges make sure to see your dentist right away.
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