Bonding | Composite Veneers | Scottsdale Cosmetic Dental Services
At Scottsdales Dentist, our favorite part of the job is to make our patients smile. One of the more cost effective ways to do this is Composite Veneers or Bonding.
Bonding is an alternative to veneers, and can be used as a restorative procedure for teeth that are chipped, cracked, discolored or mis-arranged.
How does it work?
First off, our doctors will perform a comprehensive exam. After proper planning, the doctors will prepare the tooth 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.
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 need of repair.