Dental Bonding

Bonding involves adhering tooth colored composite resin material to the front surface of the tooth. This is performed to repair damage caused by decay, to alter the alignment of the tooth, to close gaps between the teeth, or for other cosmetic purposes.

First the surface of the tooth is roughened in order to accept the bonding. A gel is applied so the resin will adhere to the surface of the tooth. The composite is then placed on the tooth and the bonding agent hardens with a curing light. The last step is shaping and polishing to give a lustrous finish.