Cosmetic Bonding

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

How does it work?

The tooth is prepared 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 by the dentist. Once set, the resin is trimmed, smoothed and polished to a natural appearance.

Considerations

The bonding procedure can often be completed in a single office visit, and can improve the appearance of a tooth significantly. 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. Bonding typically lasts three to five years before repair is needed.

Before Cosmetic Bonding
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After Cosmetic Bonding
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“Kyle fractued his front teeth and his parents were very upset. Dr Erlach performed cosmetic bonding to restore his teeth in only one day!”

 

Before composite fillings
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After composite fillings
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“Lacy did not care for he teeth when she was younger. Dr Erlach was able to repair the damage and enhance her smile using Direct Veneers.”

 

Before Direct Veneers
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After Direct Veneers
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“Genai did not like her front teeth that had yellowed over time. Direct Veneers by Dr. Erlach gave her an excellent match to her other beautiful teeth.”

 

Before Bonding
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After Bonding
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“Doug did not like the ‘raggedy look’ of his smile. He was very happy with the results of whitening and cosmetic bonding.”