Cosmetic bonding is the process of applying a tooth-colored composite material to improve the appearance of a tooth.
This process improves the aesthetics of your smile while still maintaining your natural appearance. This procedure involves “bonding” or adding a tooth colored material to the tooth. Bonding may sometimes be preferred over porcelain veneers or crowns but it is not as long-lasting or durable. Therefore, proper home care is very important.
Bonding is often used to:
- Correct the shape of a chipped tooth
- Correct the appearance of a cracked tooth
- Provide more even tooth color
- Less Costly
- Only One Visit Versus Multiple Visits to Complete
- It is not as long lasting as porcelain laminate veneers because it is a weaker material, so certain precautions are necessary to prevent chips and wear.
- It can stain just like natural teeth that are exposed to coffee, tea, tobacco, and colored foods and drinks.
- There are limited variety of shades of bonding material to choose from.