Dental bonding is a dental procedure that can fill in small cracks or gaps in your teeth. It provides the look of natural enamel, but is stronger than regular enamel, which makes it an excellent alternative to porcelain veneers.

The procedure usually takes only about an hour in-office and can dramatically improve the appearance of your smile in just one visit.

Dental bonding is a tooth-coloring process that camouflages minor chips and cracks as well as larger, more serious damage. These imperfections can be hard to ignore -- but no more, thanks to dental bonding. With this tooth-colored resin, you can restore the look of your smile in just one visit to Health Smiles Dentistry of Sierra Vista.

What to Expect

Bonding is a popular restorative procedure that sometimes requires no anesthesia. It’s reversible, relatively quick, and may not require drilling or stitches. The procedure begins with sculpting out the tooth to create a cavity in the natural tooth, which is then filled with an adhesive composite resin. Bonding is often used to: Repair teeth damaged by decay, fractures and stains; level off uneven surfaces; and close gaps between the gum and tooth.

It’s small enough to tackle even the smallest gaps and fill highly visible chipped teeth. Bonding is made from tooth-safe materials, and is custom sculptured for a smooth, natural look.

Bonding is one of the most popular dental procedures performed in The United States each year. Over 80% of all dental restorations performed are bonded. Bonding is like porcelain veneers (currently the most popular cosmetic procedure), except it has less limitations and can be applied to your natural teeth, versus veneers which are only applied to very healthy adjacent teeth

It makes for an economical  solution that can be brought into play at any time, with little disruption to one's daily routine.