Dental bonding or tooth bonding is a cosmetic procedure that improves the appearance of a tooth by applying an artificial material known as a composite resin to natural tooth structure with the assistance of adhesives and curing light. Your dentist will do a thorough evaluation of your teeth and gums to determine what dental issues can be solved with dental bonding. This technique helps with any stains, cracks and gaps between the teeth, giving you a more aesthetically pleasing smile. The procedure is done at the office within 45 minutes.
The bonding material is not as durable as the material used in crowns and veneers, it can become stained so, it is recommended that within the first two days of your treatment you avoid cigarettes, coffee or any staining substances. However, you should avoid biting your nails or chewing on any hard object that might chip the material.