Dental bonding and its uses

Dental bonding is a procedure in which a tooth-colored resin material is applied on the tooth with the help of adhesives and a high intensity curing light.  This material bonds with the tooth and gives a natural appearance. It is a painless procedure which can be done in minutes.

 The uses of dental bonding:

  • For improving the look of discolored teeth.
  • For repairing decayed or rotten teeth.
  • For repairing broken, chipped or cracked teeth.
  • For filling gaps between teeth.
  • For altering the shape or color of teeth.
  • For making the teeth last longer.
  • For replacing amalgam fillings.
  • For providing protection to the exposed dental root due to gum receding.


Procedure of dental bonding:


  • Painless procedure usually performed without anesthesia.
  • Anesthesia may be needed if used for decayed teeth.
  • The dentist selects the matching color of composite resin with the help of a shade guide.
  • Then the dentist roughens the tooth surface and applies conditioning liquid.
  • Next the tooth colored resin is pasted, molded in the desired shape, and is smoothed out.
  • Now the material is made to harden by using ultraviolet light or laser.
  • Finally the tooth is trimmed and polished to make it resemble closely with the adjoining teeth.
  • The whole procedure takes about 30 to 60 minutes for each tooth.