Bonding is a common dental procedure used by dentists to fill in cracks or gaps in teeth, cover stained or discolored teeth, or fill a cavity after decay has been removed.
The treatment begins when the affected area of a tooth or teeth is covered in an adhesive gel. A composite resin is then used to fill the cracks or cavities in the tooth. As the resin hardens with help from a high-intensity lamp, the material is molded and sculpted to match the teeth that surround it. Once the resin has hardened, it is polished to give the teeth a fresh appearance.
Bonding has proven to be more durable than traditional silver amalgam fillings, and has been increased in popularity because of it durability. A bonding procedure can last for more than 10 years and is a safe and affordable option for dentists and patients. The popularity of bonding as a treatment will only increase as dental technology advances.