Dental Bonding

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Boulder Smiles Dental Repair

What is Dental Bonding?

Bonding is an alternative to veneers and can be used as a restorative procedure for teeth that are chipped, cracked, discolored, or disorderly.

Because of recent advances in dental technology, we can now use tooth-colored filling materials and bonding agents to restore a chipped or cracked teeth in just one appointment. We do this by layering different colors to create a natural look.

How does Dental Bonding work?

First, we will lightly etch your tooth. Next, a bonding liquid is applied and set. After the bond sets, a composite is applied and sculpted into the desired shape. Lastly, it will be trimmed and polished down to create a natural appearance.

Considerations for Dental Bonding

The bonding procedure can often be completed in a single office visit and can improve the appearance of a tooth significantly. However, since the composite used is not as strong as your natural tooth enamel, or ceramic materials like porcelain. it is more likely to stain, chip, or break than natural teeth. Bonding typically lasts three to five years before the need for repair.