In dentistry, bonding refers to permanently adhering dental materials to your teeth via dental adhesives accompanied by a curing light.

Dental composites are tooth colored so they give off a natural appearance. These composites are used to fill cavities, restore chips and cracks or seal gaps between teeth and build up teeth edges that are worn-down . Direct composite bonding is usually complete in just one visit. In some cases these tooth-colored composite materials may be used to sculpt the tooth’s surfaces which are most prominent in your smile. This solution is ideal for qualifying patients as there are minimal preparations involved and no impressions or temporaries necessary.

In adhesive bonding ,the etching solution is applied to the tooth’s natural surface. This part of the process is much like using sandpaper to rough up a surface to enable the paint to adhere better. The etch is removed after 15 seconds and the liquid bond is then applied. A tooth colored composite resin is placed in stages to the tooth’s natural surface which is then shaped and sculpted. That layer is then hardened with a curing light. Another layer of composite will be added and cured in the same manner until the direct composite veneer or filling is finished, and its shape complete.