Bonding and White Fillings
Bonding is a popular method dentists use to enhance the look of your smile. Bonding can be used for a variety of reasons: to correct cracks in your teeth or gaps in your smile, as a filling after a cavity has been drilled out, or to cover up stains and discolorations on your teeth.
Bonding material consists of a composite resin and is used on the affected tooth or teeth. The resin needs to be molded and sculpted over adhesive gel that is placed on the tooth. After your dentist has applied the resin, an LED light is used to solidify it to your tooth. Bonding is what gives you a polished and fresh, new smile.
You may remember unsightly silver amalgam fillings that were used in years past. Bonding is an obvious aesthetically pleasing improvement over those! With the advancements in dental technology and materials, bonding typically lasts for over 10 years. Bonding is a safe, affordable, and appealing solution for many people.