Bonding is a dental procedure that makes use of a composite filling to repair a damaged tooth and improve the appearance of your smile. This procedure is ideal for small corrections in which most of the tooth is stable and healthy. Bonding is normally used to correct a large number of problems including crooked teeth, discoloration, gaps between teeth, cracks, chips, and minor decay. Dental bonding is both durable and aesthetic. This procedure is considered to be a great alternative to restorations or metal fillings.
Composite resin is a mixture of glass and plastic resin. The color of the material will be adjusted to match your shade of natural teeth before being applied. After the damaged area of the tooth is cleaned, the composite material is "set" with the help of a bright light. The composite is placed in multiple layers and smoothed to fit perfectly with your teeth.
Dental bonding procedures can usually be completed in one visit of several hours. The lifespan of composite resins is between 7 and 11 years. Keeping a good oral hygiene is important so make sure you brush your teeth daily and also use dental floss. The cost of dental bonding is somewhere in the $ 200 - $ 600 range.