Cosmetic Dental Bonding
Dental bonding is composed of a ceramic resin that is brushed onto the tooth and hardened with intense light. Prior to bonding application, the tooth surface must be prepared to accept the bonding. This is accomplished by roughening the tooth surface and applying a gel to micro-etch the surface. A primer agent is then applied so the bond will adhere properly.
Dental bonding is used:
- To repair damage from tooth decay
- To improve tooth alignment
- To fill gaps between teeth
- For cosmetic reasons (improve tooth appearance, including altering shade)