Dental Bonding

Bonding is basically covering the surface of stained teeth to make the teeth look aligned and improves the smile. Here, a durable plastic resin material which is tooth colored is applied uniformly over the tooth profile and is bonded to the teeth ultimately. It is the least expensive of cosmetic dentistry treatments and requires the least time as well. Although bonding can be used to repair damage caused to teeth, owing to the limitations involved in bonding techniques such as wearing of the bonding material etc; it is best suited to impart small cosmetic changes only.

The two basic bonding techniques are:

Composite bonding

Here, a bit of the front tooth is removed and using a mild acid grooves for setting the bond are created. The resin material matching the tooth color is applied in the grooves and is made to harden by exposing it to a curing light to form the bond.

Veneer bonding

A veneer bonding is more expensive than a composite bonding as it is custom made in labs depending upon the requirement. The bonging procedure is the same as in composite bonding except the veneer is bonded to the tooth surface by means of bonding cement. It gives a natural look to the teeth and has a longer lifespan.

The dental bonding procedures are the least time consuming procedures and the bonds set within an hour and usually requires a single visit in most cases.