Dental bonding is an affordable cosmetic procedure used to hide many types of flaws. In many cases, it is also a faster alternative to other cosmetic or restorative procedures. Below is more about bonding, including what it can do and how long it lasts.
Application of Composite Resin
Bonding is basically the application of a custom-tinted, tooth-colored composite resin to tooth enamel. The resin is shaped, cured, and polished to ensure that it matches the shape of the surrounding tooth structure.
What Bonding Can Do
Our dentist can hide many aesthetic flaws with bonding, including chips, cracks, and unappealing tooth shape. Very heavy stains can also be hidden this way when teeth whitening does not resolve the problem. In some cases, bonding is even used to reduce gaps between teeth, making braces unnecessary.
How Long Bonding Lasts
Taken care of properly, bonding can last for years. Although bonded areas will not respond to whitening, they can be polished or replaced if stains develop.
Patients of all ages can receive bonding, which is also often used as part of a smile makeover. A consultation with our dentist in West Hollywood can be scheduled by patients who want to learn more about bonding and its applications.