What is Dental Bonding?
Dental bonding is a cosmetic procedure that allows your dentist to bond tooth-coloured composite resin to your tooth that will match the surrounding natural teeth while repairing dental issues or altering the appearance of your smile.
Some of the ways that our dentists most commonly use dental bonding are to repair discoloured or chipped teeth, but it is also often used to close gaps between teeth, can help make teeth appear longer, or change their shape or colour, make them look more symmetrical.
The Bonding Procedure
Dental bonding generally requires only one visit to your dentist's office and can usually be completed in approximately 30 to 60 minutes per tooth.
When you are undergoing the dental bonding procedure your dentist will prepare your teeth for bonding and apply an etching solution to the surface of your tooth. Your dentist will then apply a composite resin that matches the colour of your teeth.
At this point the composite resin is then moulded into shape and hardened in place with a high-intensity curing light.
Why Dental Bonding?
Dental bonding is a useful procedure if you are experiencing minor cosmetic dental issues, such as a cracked, discoloured, or gapped tooth.
This procedure can give your teeth a more natural appearance, which can be especially beneficial if the tooth being filled is visible when you smile. This is accomplished by using a tooth-coloured resin.
The composite also helps to strengthen your teeth, so you can enjoy meals without having to worry about applying too much pressure on your tooth and causing further damage.