Bonding restores teeth that are discolored, chipped, cracked, or misaligned. This technique restores teeth to their natural appearance. Bonding involves adhering to composite resin material that is matched to the color of the tooth. This is performed to repair damage caused by decay, alter the tooth’s alignment, close gaps between the teeth, or for other cosmetic purposes.
First, the surface of the tooth is treated in order to accept the bonding. A gel is applied so the resin will adhere to the surface of the tooth. The composite is then placed on the tooth, and the bonding agent hardens with intense light. The last step is sculpting and polishing to give a lustrous finish.