Cosmetic Bonding is a procedure that can improve the appearance of teeth that are chipped, stained, or even gapped. With bonding, tooth colored materials are attached and shaped to a natural tooth structure. This process can improve unsightly stains from coffee, tea, wine, or certain childhood medications. Front tooth gaps and accident induced cracks or chips can be filled in with bonding that matches the natural tooth exactly.
This process involves preparing the tooth structure with a solution that allows the bonding material (composite resin) to stick. The resins are made of plastic materials made of glass and resin. Various color resins are carefully blended to match the existing tooth and look completely natural. The resin is applied and contoured into the proper shape and hardened with a special light or a chemical process. It is then smoothed and
polished to appear natural. Bonding may not require the use of anesthesia and usually can be completed in one visit.