ProcedureThe bonding procedure is usually completed in one visit. The first step is to remove the decayed or unsightly portion of the tooth. The tooth is then etched with a liquid or gel and a bonding agent is then applied. This will allow the composite resin to be placed in the prepared tooth. The resin is then trimmed and polished, leaving you with a beautifully sculpted, natural-looking restoration.
Bonding DurabilityAlthough composite resins are cosmetically pleasing and easily placed, their durability is not as strong as other types of restorations. These resins typically last from 4-7 years before they begin to chip and wear away. When this happens, the restoration will need to be replaced.
Although only in her early twenties the chips and ragged edges of this young lady's smile gave her a hard appearance. In about 45 minutes of composite resin bonding, and enamel recontouring her smile reflected a more youthful, feminine appearance.