Dental Bonding

Dental bonding is a popular cosmetic procedure in which a tooth-colored resin is applied to the teeth to change their appearance. A composite resin is placed on the affected tooth or teeth. It is shaped over an adhesive layer that is bonded to the tooth. After the resin has been properly shaped an ultra violet light is applied to cure the bonding material.  Finally a series of fine diamonds and discs are used to finish and polish the surface.  Bonding may be used to repair a damaged, cracked, or chipped tooth. The procedure is also used to change the appearance of the smile by closing gaps in teeth or altering the shape of teeth. If cavities occur in parts of teeth that are visible, bonding material may be used in lieu of silver amalgam fillings.