Dental bonding is a dental procedure in which a dentist applies a tooth-colored resin material (a durable plastic material) and hardens it with a special light. Bonding repairs a decayed, chipped, fractured or discolored tooth.
Unlike veneers, which are manufactured in a laboratory and require a customized mold to achieve a proper fit, bonding can be done in a single visit. The procedure is called bonding because the material bonds to the tooth.
Dental bonding is ideal when a patients needs to get a decay teeth repaired.
Sometimes to close spaces between teeth or a cosmetic alternative to amalgam fillings.
Anesthesia is not necessary unless the bonding is being used to fill a decayed tooth.
Dental bonding takes about 30 to 60 minutes per tooth to complete.