Bonding is a common procedure that dentists use to reduce cracks or gaps in your teeth, cover stained or discolored teeth, or fill a cavity after the decay has been removed.
Affected areas of a tooth or teeth are first covered in an adhesive gel before a composite resin that has been molded and sculpted is used to fill the cracks or cavities. After the resin has been applied, a high-intensity lamp is used to harden the resin. Once hardened, the resin is polished to give the teeth a fresh appearance.
Bonding is increasing in popularity because it is more durable than traditional silver amalgam fillings. Bonding can last for more than 10 years, is a safe and affordable option for dentists and patients and is sure to become more popular as the technology advances.