Dr. Steven C. Wilburn D.M.D.
4755 Hoen Ave.
Santa Rosa, CA, 95405
Phone: (707) 542-2881
Email: staff@stevewilburndmd.com

Bonding

Improve your smile with bonding

Improve your smile with bonding

How does it work?

The tooth is prepared for the procedure by lightly etching the surface and applying a bonding liquid. Once the liquid sets, a composite filling material is applied and sculpted into the desired shape by the dentist. Once set, the resin is trimmed, smoothed and polished to a natural appearance.

Considerations

The bonding procedure can often be completed in a single office visit, and can improve the appearance of a tooth significantly. However, since the plastic 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.

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