COSMETIC BONDING

bondingBonding may be used for the following reasons:

 

-Repair of damage caused by decay or fractures

-Close gaps between teeth

-Change the appearance of a tooth’s alignment

 

Bonding involves application of composite resin (white) filling material matched to the color of the tooth.  The tooth surface is roughened and an etching gel is applied.  A bonding agent is then added to the surface to help the material adhere to the tooth and the composite resin material is placed on the tooth and hardened with a light.  Finally, the composite resin material is shaped and polished to a lustrous, natural finish.  Many cosmetic bonding procedures can be completed painlessly without use of local anesthetic.