The application of tooth colored filling material (composite) to the teeth has been a dental technique for many years. Recent advances have increased the strength, durability, and longevity of these restorations. Bonding material can be molded and shaped to achieve outstanding results including closing spaces between teeth, making teeth appear straighter, and repairing chips and cracks. When polished it gives the appearance of natural tooth structure.
In the bonding process, we apply the bonding material and sculpt, color and shape the material to create a cosmetically improved smile. High-intensity light hardens the materials and we polish the surface to create natural-looking teeth. As with any cosmetic procedure, it is best to choose a dentist that has cosmetic dentistry experience to ensure the most natural-looking results.
Each case is different, but, typically, bonding takes only a few hours.