Definition - What does Dental Bonding mean?
Dental bonding is a cosmetic dental procedure where the dentist can improve the appearance of a tooth in color and shape by attaching or bonding specific materials directly onto it. After the treatment, the sensation of the tooth is still natural, as the original tooth enamel and the bonding material such as porcelain or resins are fused creating a firm structure.
TheConsultation explains Dental Bonding
Although dental bonding can be applied in various conditions, the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry suggests that it is most helpful for the repair of chipped, broken or cracked teeth. The spaces or gaps in the teeth increase the risk of infection and cavity since the roots can be exposed. Dental bonding may be completed in just one visit, if it involves only a tooth, and may last for years.
One of the main advantages of this treatment is that it offers a natural-looking appearance to the treated tooth similar to the surrounding teeth, as the bonding material and porcelain used are very close in color to the original enamel.