Bonding is an alternative to veneers and can be used as a restorative procedure for teeth that are chipped, cracked, discolored, or misarranged.
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 for a natural appearance.
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. Bonding typically lasts three to five years before need of repair.
Tooth Colored Fillings
Tooth-Colored Composite Restorations
There are many advantages to tooth-colored restorations. Besides being beautiful, composite restorations are bonded to the teeth creating a tight, superior fit to the natural tooth. Such restorations can be used in instances where much of the tooth structure remains. The strength and longevity of this restoration comes from the natural tooth structure. Dr. Sharifi takes pride in sculpting and shaping these restorations to artistically re-create the natural anatomy of your tooth – rather than just plug in a white filling.
The result is naturally beautiful.