Bonding

Bonding

Bonding involves adhering composite resin material that is matched to the color of the tooth. This is done to repair damage done to the tooth by decay, to alter the alignment of the tooth, close gaps between the teeth, or for cosmetic purposes. To do this procedure, the surface of the tooth is prepared to accept the bonding and hold it. Then, a gel is applied to micro-etch the tooth surface, and a primer/bond agent is applied so the material adheres to the surface. Lastly, the material itself is placed on the tooth and hardened with a curing light. The composite resin material is shaped, flossed and polished to get a lustrous finish.