Dental bonding is a procedure that permanently attaches tooth coloured dental materials to your teeth using dental adhesives and a high intensity curing light to restore or improve your smile.
There are two main areas referred to as dental bonding:
Direct Composite Bonding
Dentists use tooth-coloured material to fill cavities, repair chips or cracks, close gaps between teeth and build up the worn-down parts of teeth. These materials can also be used to give you a smile makeover. If they are applied directly to teeth they can be sculpted to improve the appearance of your smile. While dentists call these direct composite veneers many people refer to this as “bonding.”
Bonding is usually an ideal and less expensive solution for people with chips, gaps between the teeth, staining and discolouration, slight crookedness and misshapen teeth.
Direct Composite bonding is a medium-term solution in most cases.
Adhesive bonding is typically used for aesthetic and metal-free crowns, ceramic veneers, bridges and inlays/onlays. It usually refers to attaching the restoration to the tooth using a bonding adhesive and a high intensity curing light.
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