What is bonding?
Simply, it is a technique used to stick tooth-coloured materials to teeth.
How does it work?
Bonding with a composite resin (white filling material) was introduced approximately 50 years ago. The tooth enamel is gently cleaned with a weak acidic gel to prepare the surface before the bonding agent is placed. The dentist will then apply tooth coloured composite resin material in small amounts over a stained, crooked, short, chipped, decayed or broken tooth. A special light is then used to harden and set the material. The material is then polished to perfection. Once complete, the material will look just like natural tooth enamel.