Tooth bonding is a type of direct restoration, meaning a tooth colored material is applied directly to the tooth and sculpted into form. It is important to choose a dentist experienced with cosmetic dentistry, like Dr. Irene Theodore, to ensure the most natural looking outcome.

Is Tooth Bonding Right For You?

Tooth bonding is a fast and affordable cosmetic dentistry treatment. When compared to crowns or veneers, tooth bonding requires little or no tooth preparation, meaning faster, more comfortable treatment. If there is more extensive damage to the tooth, Dr. Theodore may recommend a porcelain inlay or onlay. This is like a filling or partial crown and will provide additional support and stability to the tooth. Common concerns that tooth bonding can correct:
  • Small tooth chips or cracks
  • Tooth discoloration
  • Minor alignment issues or asymmetrical teeth
  • Diastemas (spaces between teeth

How Long Does Tooth Bonding Last?

With proper care and maintenance, you can expect the bonding to last five years or more. Composite resin is not as stain resistant as porcelain or metal restorations, but you can maintain the best cosmetic appearance by visiting the dentist regularly and avoiding smoking, tobacco and dark liquids.