Repair Your Smile
Dental bonding is a non-invasive cosmetic procedure where your dentist bonds a tooth-coloured composite resin to your tooth to match the surrounding natural teeth, which will then be formed into shape, hardened and polished.
Your dentist will match resin material to the shade of your teeth. The resin is then "bonded" to your teeth to repair chips or cracks, close gaps, fill cavities or make your teeth appear longer and more symmetrical.
Bonding also promotes oral health since it prevents further tooth damage that could threaten the health of your surrounding teeth.
Preparing for Teeth Bonding
Before proceeding with a dental bonding procedure, your dentist will engage in a thorough discussion about your cosmetic objectives. They'll also assess your teeth and gums, and utilize dental X-rays to determine a suitable course of action.
The Bonding Procedure
Dental bonding can typically be done in one appointment with your dentist, and usually takes about 30 to 60 minutes per tooth.
Your dentist will apply an etching solution to the surface of your tooth to prepare it for bonding before applying a composite resin that matches the colour of your teeth.
This composite resin is then moulded into shape. A high-intensity curing light is then used to harden it into place.
Why Dental Bonding?
Dental bonding can help address minor cosmetic dental issues such as cracked, discoloured or gapped teeth that are in need of repair.
You may notice your teeth have a more natural appearance following this procedure, especially if the tooth that's been filled is visible when you smile.
The composite used by your dentist helps strengthen your teeth, so you'll be able to enjoy meals without needing to be concerned about putting too much pressure on your teeth and cracking it again.