This common procedure is used by dentists to fill in cracks or gaps in teeth, cover stained or discolored teeth, or fill a cavity after decay has been removed.
The procedure begins when affected areas of a tooth or teeth are covered in an adhesive gel. A composite resin that has been molded and sculpted is then used to fill the cracks or cavities. Once the resin has been applied, it is hardened with a high-intensity lamp. Once hardened, the resin is polished to give the teeth a fresh appearance.
Because it is more durable than traditional silver amalgam fillings, bonding has been increasing in popularity. The procedure can last for more than 10 years and is a safe and affordable option for dentists and patients. Its popularity as a treatment will only increase as the technology advances.