A favored procedure for minor dental corrections. Bonding, also known as composite bonding, is a quick and affordable way to correct a variety of dental flaws such as:
After inspecting the tooth in question, your dentist will select a color for the composite resin (the material used in bonding) that most closely matches your tooth. Then roughen the outer layer of your tooth, removing a minimal amount of tooth enamel, and apply a strong adhesive that will help the resin stick. After, the resin on your tooth will be shaped to fill in any cracks or gaps or change the contours of your tooth.
The composite resin used in bonding can last up to 10 years before it needs to be repaired or replaced.