A tooth bonding is the application of a tooth-colored composite resin material with the use of adhesives and a high intensity curing light to repair a damaged or discolored tooth. Unlike veneers which are created in laboratories and involve a personalized mold to attain a perfect fit, bonding can be done in just a single visit. The procedure bonding gets its name because the materials are bonded to the tooth.

Uses

Bonding is considered easy and the least expensive dental cosmetic procedure among others. Tooth bonding is commonly done for cosmetic purposes. Many people have this procedure done to improve or bring back the normal appearance of a discolored or damaged tooth. It also used to fill the spaces between teeth and to change the shape of the tooth and its color making it appear desirable. Sometimes, this serves as an alternative for amalgam fillings, and a protective procedure for an area of the tooth’s root that has been exposed when gums recede.