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 discoloured or chipped tooth. It also can be used to close spaces between teeth, to make teeth look longer or to change the shape or colour of teeth.

Bonding to treat Erosion

Bonding to treat Erosion

With the development of stronger materials, direct bonding is now a great choice for the treatment of extensive wear and erosion. Following a carefully planned process, we can restore your worn and chipped teeth using less appointments and working in a more cost effective way.

How Does It Work?

The tooth is prepared for the procedure by lightly etching the surface and then applying a bonding liquid. Once the liquid sets, a plastic resin that has been shaded to blend with your tooth's colour, is applied and sculpted into the desired shape by the dentist. After hardening the resin with a curing light, the resin is trimmed, smoothed, and polished to a natural appearance. It usually takes about 30 minutes to an hour to complete the procedure. If you're having more than one tooth done, you may need to schedule several visits.

What to consider

The bonding procedure can often be completed in a single office visit and can significantly improve the appearance of a tooth. However, since the plastic resin used is not as strong as your natural tooth enamel, it is more likely to stain, chip, or break than natural teeth. If damage does take place, it is relatively easy to repair in one visit. Bonding typically lasts three to five years before repair is needed

Bonding to treat Erosion