Dental bonding is a procedure where a composite (tooth-colored material) is used to cover flaws in your teeth. A thin coating of bonding agent (dental adhesive) is applied on the surface of your teeth. After this, our dentists sculpt, color and shape the material to provide a pleasing result. A high-intensity light hardens the composite and then the surface is finely polished.
For What Conditions is Dental Bonding Used?
- To repair chipped or cracked teeth
- To improve the appearance of discolored teeth
- To close spaces between teeth
- To make teeth look longer
- To change the shape of teeth
- Tooth-colored cosmetic alternative to amalgam fillings
- To protect a portion of the tooth’s root that has been exposed when gums recede
Dental Bonding, Veneers or Crowns?
For some of the above situations, veneers and crowns can be better solutions for cosmetic work than dental bonding. Dental bonding is usually a less expensive solution but does not resist stains as well as crowns or porcelain veneers and is not as strong.