Dental Bonding

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

How does dental bonding work?

The tooth is prepared for dental bonding 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 for Dental Bonding

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 structure, it can be more likely to stain or chip compared to porcelain. The good news Is that direct bonding is repairable most of the time. Dental bonding can last for many years and restore a beautiful smile.

For more information about Dental Bonding or to schedule a consultation with Dr. Gardner, call our office in Willmar, MN at Willmar Office Phone Number 320-231-1290.