When Is Dental Bonding Used?
Dental bonding is often used on teeth that have been chipped, discolored, uneven, stained, or gapped.
In order to repair the tooth or teeth, we use a material called composite resin and perform a service called dental bonding. This composite resin is a tooth-colored material that is applied directly to the enamel of teeth and shaped to correct the patient’s cosmetic concerns. Once placed, a special ultraviolet light is used to harden the resin into place.
Some alternatives to dental bonding are porcelain veneers or crowns. While these solutions are often more expensive, they have proven to last significantly longer than dental bonding.