Bonding & Contouring

What is dental bonding?

Dental bonding is application of composite resin to the front of a tooth to hide imperfections. The composite resin we use is a durable, BPA-free plastic that we tint the existing color of your teeth. It resembles natural tooth enamel and can be sculpted to any shape. The one-visit procedure is quick and convenient.

What imperfections can bonding correct?

  • Gaps between the teeth
  • Chipped teeth
  • Cracks in the teeth
  • Restore worn teeth
  • Hide small imperfections and discolorations

How is bonding different from veneers?

Dental bonding is less expensive than porcelain veneers and can be placed in one visit. This makes dental bonding a great choice for a quick, temporary fix. Veneers are made of hard porcelain, and dental bonding starts in the liquid form of composite resin. The difference in materials makes dental bonding less durable than a porcelain veneer therefore it does not last as long.
Advantages of bonding include:

  • Immediate gratification
  • One-visit procedure
  • Good precursor to veneers

Disadvantages of bonding include:

  • You may need bonding replaced every 5-10 years.
  • Where bonding meets natural tooth enamel, stains can form.
  • Natural tooth enamel will discolor over time; bonding will not. This can cause noticeable restorations.