Dental bonding is a technique in which a tooth-like resin is carefully sculpted and affixed to your teeth. Dental bonding creates a strong, durable surface that is indistinguishable from natural tooth enamel.
Dental bonding is an excellent solution to dental problems including:
- Repair decayed teeth (composite resins are used to fill cavities)
- Repair chipped or cracked teeth
- Improve the appearance of discolored teeth
- Close spaces between teeth
- Make teeth look longer
- Change the shape of teeth
- Cosmetic alternative to amalgam fillings
- Protect a portion of the tooth's root that has been exposed when gums recede
But how exactly does it work?
- Shade of composite resin is selected to match the color of the tooth
- Surface of the tooth is roughened and conditioning liquid applied to adhere bonding material to tooth
- Tooth-colored, putty-like resin is then applied, molded, and smoothed to the desired shape
- After being shaped, the resin is hardened and the surface is polished and finished.