Tooth Bonding


Are your teeth discoloured, chipped or cracked? Bonding may be a suitable solution for you

Tooth bonding is a tooth-colored resin material, which is bonded to the tooth using an high-intensity curing light. We use bonding to improve the cosmetic appearance of a chipped or discolored tooth. We also use it to close spaces between teeth, to change the shape or color of teeth, or to make teeth look longer. Bonding can be used to protect a portion of the tooth’s root that has been exposed due to receding gums.

As the name suggests, bonding actually does bond the tooth, unlike metal fillings which can over time cause a tooth to crack.

What are the benefits of bonding?
Bonding can significantly improve the appearance of a tooth and can usually be done in a single office visit. On back teeth bonding is preferable to a metal filling as it will strengthen the structure.

How long does bonding last?
Bonding is durable in the posterior and many applications on the front teeth. For full coverage of front teeth, it is expected only to last around five years. For full coverage on the anterior teeth, veneers are usually best for a long term solution.

Veneers are usually the preferred option
Veneers are stronger and last longer, which is why most people choose veneers over bonding. However, bonding has its place as a short term solution.

Contact Us Today To See If Bonding or Veneers Are Right for Your smile 423-899-1112

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