First, a soft composite resin filling is first scooped onto the teeth. The dentist will sculpt, and shape the composite filling. Next, a high intensity light is applied to the resin, which hardens the material. Finally, the dentist polishes the surface to obtain natural looking appearance that blends with the tooth. The typical time it takes to complete dental bonding is anywhere from 30 to 60 minutes per tooth. Some of the advantages of deciding to use dental bonding is that it is one of the least expensive but one of the easiest dental procedures to have completed. Plus, it most often doesn’t require the use of anesthesia.
Dental bonding is used for many reasons, including restoration of chipped, broken or decayed teeth, to reshape or whiten your smile, or to fill in gaps between the teeth. Bonding can also be used to attach bridges, and orthodontic appliances and fillings onto the teeth. With it’s ability to match your tooth color and blend in with the rest of your mouth, dental bonding can help your smile makeover make you feel more self confident, allowing you to show your smile, rather than hide it away due to shame of your teeth. When you look your best, you feel your best and others notice the difference, having positive psychological and emotional impacts on you. Research done has shown that individuals with a full straight smile are seen as more attractive, more intelligent, and more successful.