Bonding involves applying a tooth‐colored resin material to teeth to fix chips, cracks, or other minor imperfections. The surface of the tooth is prepared and the resin material isapplied, shaped, and smoothed to the ideal shape. An ultraviolet light hardens the material and then, with a little polishing and additional shaping, the procedure is completed!
Dr. Bawa will use a composite resin that matches the color of your teeth. For this reason, you may choose to have your smile whitened prior to completing your bonding treatment. Whitening and bonding are two inexpensive, quick, and easy treatments that can go hand‐in‐hand to dramatically improve the appearance of your smile!
Bonding is a relatively conservative cosmetic treatment that can be a solution for the following issues:
Bonding is typically painless and usually does not require anesthetic (unless it’s being performed to fill a cavity).
Depending on the location of your bonded teeth and how well you care for your teeth,bonding can typically last for three to 10 years. Although bonding resin material is strong, it is not as long‐lasting as other restorative procedures, such as veneers or crowns.