Bonding is an alternative to veneers. Bonding a layer or multiple layers of composite tooth colored restorative material is often used to improve the esthetics of a tooth or teeth. Minor defects like chips, cracks, spaces, or gaps between teeth, or discolored areas can be masked achieving remarkable esthetic results. These procedures are usually accomplished with minor tooth preparation and generally do not require the teeth to be anesthetized (numbed). Teeth that are not shaped ideally, or in some cases where the smile line could be improved ,are good cases for this procedure. When performed by our skilled and artistic dentists using the very best materials, very nice results will make you feel better about your smile.
There are some limitations to dental bonding. Not every situation can be treated with those techniques. Sometimes after several years the composite material will pick up some stain. They are, however, easily repaired. Eventually these bonded teeth could be restored with a porcelain veneer restoration, which would have a longer esthetic lifetime.