Bonding

What is Dental Bonding?

Dental bonding is a quick, easy and non-invasive procedure offered by the dentists at Beacon Hill Dental Centre in Burlington to correct many minor defects of teeth. Dental bonding” refers to both the procedure and material used in the procedure.

How Does Dental Bonding Work?

Bonding is a white, malleable material which can shape in any way and to any size by the dentist when applying it to the tooth. It can be used to fill spaces between teeth and restore cavities where decay was removed. Dental adhesives are used to keep the bonded material in place.  Bonding is also known as a “white filling”, a “tooth-colored filling” or a “composite filling”. When the dentist applies it to your teeth it is soft, but after it is shaped to satisfaction, UV light will permanently set the material on the teeth.

Bonding is a white, malleable material which can shape in any way and to any size by the dentist when applying it to the tooth. It can be used to fill spaces between teeth and restore cavities where decay was removed. Dental adhesives are used to keep the bonded material in place. 

Bonding is also known as a “white filling”, a “tooth-colored filling” or a “composite filling”. When the dentist applies it to your teeth it is soft, but after it is shaped to satisfaction, UV light will permanently set the material on the teeth.

Who Can Benefit from Dental Bonding?

Defects corrected by dental bonding include:

  • Small gaps between the front teeth.
  • Restore teeth to original length.
  • To repair chipped or cracked teeth.
  • To correct the shape of teeth.
  • To protect the sensitive portion of a tooth after gum recession.
  • Visually pleasant to replace amalgam (silver) fillings.
  • Discoloration that will not respond to tooth whitening.
 

How is Dental Bonding Different From Other Restorative Procedures?

Tooth Bonding is a relatively low cost, single-visit procedure whereby a layer of composite is “bonded” to the surface of the tooth. Best part is that this procedure rarely requires drilling a tooth or using a numbing agent as it’s often painless.

If you think you might need or want bonding, request an appointment or call us today!