Bonding

If you have a gap in between two of your front teeth but you don’t want braces, or you have a minor chip you might be the perfect candidate for dental bonding.
Whether your teeth have been chipped, stained or cracked dental bonding can help. In fact, dental bonding procedures are used not only to repair physical damage, but also hereditary flaws and some structural damage that has been caused by decay.

Dental bonding creates a strong, durable surface that is indistinguishable from natural tooth enamel. It involves the use of composite resin that is specially designed so that it can be color-matched to each patient’s teeth to provide a completely natural-looking result.

As with most dental procedures, the more teeth a patient needs fixed, the longer the procedure will take, however minor dental bonding can usually be done in about an hour.

What is the procedure?

The procedure involves first applying an etching substance to the patient’s damaged teeth (when decay is involved the damaged area will need to be drilled out first). The etching substance creates grooves that allow for proper adhesion of the composite resin bonding agent.
Then the resin is applied to the teeth in layers. After each layer is applied it is hardened with a powerful, specially designed light. Once the appropriate number of resin layers has been applied and hardened the tooth can be sculpted and polished until a comfortable and aesthetically pleasing result is achieved.

Dental bonding looks and feels incredibly natural.