Dental bonding is the application of composite resin to the tooth surface. It can improve the appearance of chipped, broken, cracked and stained teeth, and fill in spaces between teeth. Dentists apply a thin layer of tooth-colored composite resin to the teeth to restore chips and cracks, fill in gaps or cover stains, and provide patients with a more attractive and functional smile.
First, a thin layer of plastic material is applied to the tooth’s surface. Then the dentist sculpts the bonding material to the desired shape and bonds it to the tooth using a special light. The bonding material comes in many colors so it will be possible to match the shade of your teeth. Once the plastic has hardened, it is polished until it is entirely smooth.
Care for your bonded restorations:
Plaque must be removed daily.
- Get your teeth cleaned professionally 3-4 times a year
- Don’t chew ice or bite your fingernails.
- Use a night guard if your clench or grind your teeth.
- Don’t smoke.
- Minimize stain-causing food and drink.