What is Bonding?

Bonding is a procedure that’s normally accomplished in a single visit. An enamel-like material is applied to a tooth’s surface. Once applied, it is sculpted to an attractive shape and then it is hardened and polished. The purpose of bonding is to fill in gaps or change the color of your teeth. The results last for several years.

Bonding has a number of cosmetic uses. If a tooth is chipped or even slightly decayed, bonded composite resins can restore it to its natural shape. It is also used as a tooth-colored filling for small cavities and broken or chipped surfaces.

One thing you should take into consideration before proceeding, bonding can be more susceptible to staining or chipping.

Bonding can also be used to close spaces between teeth. Want to change the color and shape or cover the outside surface of a tooth? Bonding is the easiest and fastest way to do this.  When other procedures won’t be effective, crowns or caps are used. Although they have the longest life expectancy of all cosmetic restorations, they are the most time consuming