What is tooth bonding?
Bonding is a composite resin filling placed in the back teeth as well as the front teeth. Composites are the solution for restoring decayed teeth, making cosmetic improvements and even changing the color of your teeth or the reshaping of teeth. Bonding will lighten any stains you may have, close up minor gaps and can be used to correct crooked teeth. Basically, bonding will cover any natural flaws applying a thin coating of a plastic material on the front surface of your teeth. After this, your cosmetic dentist will apply a bonding material and sculpt, color and shape it to provide a pleasing result. A high-intensity light then hardens the plastic, and the surface is finely polished.
How long does tooth bonding last?
While the traditional silver fillings last about seven years, these composites should last about seven to eleven years.
- Introduction to tooth bonding
- What is it and how long does tooth bonding last?
- Procedure description: cosmetic tooth bonding
- What types of cosmetic dental bonding are there?
- Who is a candidate for the dental bonding procedure?
- How much does tooth bonding cost?
- What are the pros and cons of the dental bonding procedure?
- Before and after photos - dental bonding
- Personal stories from tooth bonding patients
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