Services

Dental Bonding

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

How does it work?

The tooth is prepared for the procedure by removing a small amount of enamel and lightly etching the surface. A bonding agent is then applied and cured with a special light. A composite resin is applied and sculpted into the desired shape by Dr. Rye. Once curing is complete, the resin is trimmed, smoothed and polished to a natural appearance.

Considerations

Bonding procedures can often be completed in a single office visit, and can improve the appearance of a tooth significantly. However, the color is not as natural as ceramic veneers and since the composite 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.