Bonding can be considered to repair decayed teeth, repair chipped or cracked teeth, improve discoloured teeth, close gaps between teeth, make teeth look longer, change the shape of teeth and to protect a portion of a tooth’s root that has been exposed when gums recede.
Composite resin veneer bonded to tooth to make the tooth more visually prominent and improve its appearance. The colour was minimally changed at the patient’s request and no cutting of the tooth was required.
Dental bonding is one of the easiest and inexpensive cosmetic dental procedures.
The dental bonding procedure begins with the application of a very mild etching solution that slightly roughens the surface of your teeth and allows the bonding material to adhere to. The resin is then applied and sculpted, coloured and shaped to produce a pleasing result. A high-intensity light hardens the material, which is then finely polished. Dental bonding takes about 30 to 60 minutes per tooth to complete.
Dental bonding does have its limitations and you will need to discuss with the dentist whether they are a suitable option for you to consider. Bonding material can chip and do not last as long as crowns or veneers and therefore is viewed by some dentists as best suited for small cosmetic changes or temporary corrections.