What is the dental bonding
Dental bonding is a procedure that uses a composite resin to restore
and reshape damaged and decayed teeth in a variety of manners.
Bonding can be used for everything from removing stains to closing
gaps in teeth to correcting crooked or misshapen teeth. A cosmetic
dentist will apply a bonding material to your tooth, shape and
sculpt it and then harden the material using a high-intensity light.
The resulting new surface is then finely polished. Composite bonds
can last from seven to eleven years.
Minor dental bonding procedures can usually be completed in one
office visit for small fixes and for replacing fillings. More
complicated bonding procedures can require additional time and
visits and may involve the casting of a mold and the use of
temporary fillings while the permanent bond is cast by the lab.
These types of bonds are usually made of porcelain, color-matched to
your existing teeth and provide a durable and stain resistant
solution to your problem.