Cosmetic bonding is a dental procedure that uses a tooth-colored resin to restore teeth and improve a patient’s smile. Dentists find bonding incredibly effective, as it has a variety of uses. These include:
Repairing decayed teeth by filling cavities
Improving the appearance of discolored teeth
Closing spaces between teeth
Changing the shape of teeth
Acting as excellent cosmetic alternatives to amalgam fillings
When performing dental bonding, there is little need for advanced preparation. Anesthesia is often not necessary and the process takes about 30 to 60 minutes (per tooth). Once the surface of the tooth has been conditioned, the tooth-colored resin is then applied, molded, and smoothed to the desired shape. An ultraviolet light is then used to harden the material, and the doctor shapes and polishes the tooth to the desired appearance.
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