Dental bonding is an alternative to veneers and can be used as a restorative procedure for teeth that are chipped, cracked, discolored, or misaligned.
Dental bonding includes preparing the tooth for the procedure by lightly etching the surface and applying a bonding liquid. Once the liquid sets, a plastic resin is applied and sculpted into the desired shape. Once set, the resin is trimmed, smoothed, and polished to a natural appearance.
Bonding is used to repair or improve the appearance of a tooth. It’s commonly used in cosmetic procedures to cover chipped teeth but can also be used as an alternative to fillings, to close up spaces or to fill in gaps.