Dental bonding is a procedure used for a variety of structural and cosmetic
purposes, such as restoring chipped or broken teeth, fill in gaps and reshape or
recolor your smile.
What is tooth bonding?
Bonding is a composite resin filling placed over the front teeth. Composites are
used for restoring decayed teeth, making cosmetic improvements, and changing the
color or the reshaping of teeth. Bonding will lighten any stains you have, close
up minor gaps, and can be used to correct crooked teeth. Bonding will cover any
natural flaws by having a thin coating of a plastic material applied on the
front surface of your teeth. After this, your cosmetic dentist will apply a
bonding material and sculpt, color, and shape it to provide a pleasing result. A
high-intensity light then hardens the plastic, and the surface is finely
Small corrections usually require one appointment, in which a filling is
colour-matched to the tooth and bonded to its surface.
Larger corrections require two visits, your first visit consisting of an
impression created of the teeth requiring a bond. The filling (onlay) is then
created in a lab and fitted to your teeth on your second visit. These fillings
are usually made of porcelain, are very durable, and custom-fitted to your
Who is a candidate for bonding?
If you have close, small gaps between your front teeth, or if you have chipped
or cracked teeth, you may be a candidate for bonding. Bonding is also used for
patients who have discoloured or uneven teeth, gum recession, or tooth decay.
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