What is Dental Bonding?
Dental bonding is a non-invasive cosmetic procedure in which your dentist literally bonds the tooth-coloured composite resin to your tooth to match the natural teeth around it.
Dental bonding is most commonly used to repair discoloured or chipped teeth, but it is also used to close gaps between teeth, make teeth appear longer, or change the shape or colour of teeth to make them appear more symmetrical.
The Bonding Procedure
Dental bonding usually only requires one visit to your dentist and can be completed in 30 to 60 minutes per tooth.
Your dentist will apply an etching solution to the surface of your tooth, followed by a composite resin that matches the colour of your teeth, to prepare it for bonding.
The composite resin is then shaped and hardened with a high-intensity curing light.
Why Dental Bonding?
Dental bonding may be used to treat minor cosmetic dental issues such as a cracked, discoloured, or gapped tooth.
This procedure can improve the appearance of your teeth, especially if the tooth being filled is visible when you smile.
The composite also helps to strengthen your teeth, allowing you to eat without worrying about applying too much pressure to your tooth and breaking or cracking it again.