Bonding is a simple procedure that can quickly and comfortably improve one’s appearance! Bonding uses tooth-colored materials (composite resins) to repair or transform chips, cracks, or gaps into an attractive, natural looking smile. It is a virtually painless procedure that is usually completed in one visit. Periodically, it may have to be replaced since it usually lasts from three to five years. It can be used strictly for cosmetic purposes or to repair or protect the tooth. Regardless of its use, bonding can provide an attractive result.
Tooth bonding is generally a simple and quick procedure. An anesthetic is not usually needed unless the patient is very sensitive or the tooth needs to be repaired. Your dentist will match the bond with the color of your teeth. Direct composite bonding involves using natural tooth-colored materials. Your dentist will apply the bonding material onto the teeth. Adhesive bonding corresponds with other procedures, such as applying crowns, veneers and bridges. Your teeth will be roughened with a gentle acid solution and a liquid bonding will be applied. The bonding material will be molded onto the tooth until it is in its desired shape. An ultraviolet will be placed on the material to harden and cement in the tooth.