Dental bonding is a process in which an enamel-like material is applied to a tooth’s surface, sculpted to an ideal shape, hardened, and then polished for an ideal smile. This procedure usually can be accomplished in a single visit.
Bonding is often performed in order to fill in gaps or change the color or size of your teeth. It is also used as a tooth-colored filling for small cavities and broken or chipped surfaces. It typically only entails one office visit, and the results last for several years.
Bonding is more susceptible to staining or chipping than other forms of restorations such as veneers or crowns. When teeth are greatly chipped or decayed, bonded composite resins may not be the material of choice. Dental crowns, sometimes referred to as caps, or even veneers are used in these cases. Dental crowns and veneers are great alternatives due to their longer life expectancy and strength.