This is a cosmetic procedure that reshapes or repairs your teeth using a material called composite resin. It’s a less expensive and less intrusive alternative to procedures such as veneers or orthodontics for repairing chipped or uneven teeth, and only requires a single visit to the dentist. Some of the reasons dental bonding is done include:
The procedure is straightforward. Your dentist will isolate and etch the teeth that will be treated and apply a conditioning liquid. This liquid helps to create a stronger bond between your teeth and the bonding agent. The tooth-colored bonding resin is applied, molded and smoothed until it’s the proper shape. An ultraviolet light is used to expose the resin, which hardens it. Once hardened, your dentist will trim and shape the resin to make it look good and feel comfortable for you, before finally polishing the material so it matches the rest of your teeth.