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What is a dental bonding? What it is made of? How can bonding improve a smile? Keep reading to learn the answers to these questions and more:

  • A dental bonding is a composite resin attached to a tooth.
  • A bonding is used for cosmetic purposes, covering stained teeth, a chipped tooth, teeth that are spaced too far apart, misshapen teeth, or short teeth.
  • Bonding can also be used to act as a filling for decayed teeth.
  • Dental bonding doesn’t cost as much as other cosmetic restorations like crowns or veneers.
  • Bonding is quicker and easier to apply than other cosmetic restorations.
  • Bonding requires less enamel removal than other cosmetic restorations.
  • Dental bonding works best for small or temporary changes.
  • A bonding is cleaned and cared for with brushing and flossing.
  • A bonding does not require anesthesia for application (unless it is being used as a filling).
  • Dental bonding is applied by roughening the tooth surface, applying and shaping the composite resin (which will be a putty-like material), and then hardening it with a dental light.
  • A bonding is still subject to fracture and stain.
  • A bonding can last 3-10 years.