What is Dental Bonding?
Dental bonding is a non-invasive cosmetic procedure where your dentist literally bonds tooth-coloured composite resin to your tooth to match the surrounding natural teeth.
Most dental bonding is used to repair discoloured or chipped teeth by covering up the aesthetic issues. However, this treatment can also be used to close gaps between teeth, to make teeth appear longer, or the change their colour and shape, making them look more symmetrical in your smile.
The Bonding Procedure
Dental bonding typically requires only one visit to your dentist's office and can usually be completed in 30 to 60 minutes per tooth.
In order to prepare your teeth for the bonding process, your dentist will apply an etching to the tooth's surface, then applying the composite resin to the teeth that best matches the colour of your natural smile.
The composite resin is then molded into shape and hardened in place with a high-intensity curing light.
Why Dental Bonding?
If you have a minor cosmetic dental issue, such as a cracked, discoloured, or gapped tooth, dental bonding may help address it.
This procedure can give your teeth a more natural appearance, especially if the tooth being filled is visible when you smile.
The composite resin will also help to strengthen your natural tooth structures so you can enjoy meals without having to worry too much about placing pressure on your teeth and having them break or crack.