Cosmetic Dental Bonding
Chipped tooth? Bond it!
Chips bite, especially when they’re on a front tooth. If the rest of your tooth is healthy, we make it look good as new by rebuilding the missing tooth with a durable, plastic resin. The process is called bonding.
Bonding is quick, painless and very affordable. For minor chips, it’s often the best choice. In some cases, you don’t have to be numb. Thirty minutes after you start, you’ve got your smile back
Dental bonding vs Veneers
These two different dental procedures can be used in very similar situations. Dental bonding utilizes a soft plastic material to repair or restore the tooth, whereas a porcelain veneer is fabricated from ceramic by a dental lab technician. The two materials have different physical and esthetic properties, different expected lifespans, and require a different preparation of your natural tooth. Dr. Patish and Dr. Khooshab would be happy to discuss these two options and help you decide which choice best suits the goals you have for your teeth and the appearance of your smile.
What should I expect
Taking care of a bonded tooth
The tooth under the bonding can still get a cavity. Maintaining good oral hygiene with brushing and flossing is essential, and we can work with you to reduce your risk of getting cavities. Bonding resin isn’t as strong as a natural tooth, so avoid chewing on pen caps, biting your nails, or crushing ice with your repaired tooth.