Dental bonding is a procedure that is generally used to cosmetically enhance a discolored, decayed, chipped, or crooked tooth. It can also be used to fill in spaces between teeth, to add length to a tooth, to give an instant whitening boost or shape change to a tooth or teeth. It is also often used as an alternative to silver (amalgam) fillings.
Dental bonding involves the application of a tooth-colored composite resin, which is bonded onto the tooth or teeth, giving the procedure its name. The entire process of tooth bonding can usually be done in less than an hour and is so natural looking, no one will notice it’s there! It’s also considerably less expensive than other cosmetic dental procedures, such as porcelain veneers or crowns.
With dental bonding, very little of the natural enamel of the tooth is removed, if any, and the patient usually does not require anesthesia. The ease and minimal expense of the procedure have made bonding the most commonly performed cosmetic dental treatment.
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