Bonding is a popular method used by dentists to enhance the smile’s cosmetic appearance. A dentist will generally recommend bonding to correct cracks or gaps in the teeth, as a filling after a cavity has been removed, or to cover up stains or discoloration.
While braces or Invisalign may be recommended to correct large gaps or misalignments, dentists prefer bonding for more minor imperfections. Bonding is often relied upon in cosmetic dentistry. First, resin is molded and sculpted over an adhesive gel that is placed on the tooth. After the resin is applied, an ultraviolet light is briefly applied to harden the resin. Finally, your dentist will polish the rein so you have a bright, fresh smile. For family dentistry, bonding is a significant improvement over the unsightly silver fillings used for cavities in the past. Bonding is not only more attractive, it is also an affordable solution to dental problems.