Dental bonding is similar to a sculptor’s clay. By using dental composite resin bonding, we can restore chipped or broken teeth, fill in gaps and reshape or recolor your smile. Essentially, bonding is a composite resin filling placed in the back teeth and the front teeth. Composites are the solution for restoring decayed teeth, making cosmetic improvements and even changing the color or shape of your teeth. Bonding lightens any stains you may have, closes up minor gaps and can be used to correct crooked teeth. Basically, bonding will cover any natural flaws applying a thin coating of a plastic material on the front surface of your teeth. After this, the dentist will apply a bonding material and sculpt, color and shape it to provide a pleasing result. Then, a high-intensity light hardens the plastic, and the surface is delicately polished.
How long does bonding last?
While traditional fillings last roughly seven years, the composites we use should last between eight to eleven years.