Bonding is the application of a tooth-colored composite resin (plastic) to repair a decayed, chipped, fractured, discolored tooth, to make teeth appear longer, and as a cosmetic alternative to amalgam fillings. Bonding can be done in a single visit to your dentist.

For the procedure Dental bonding treatment a very mild etching solution is applied to your teeth to create very small crevices in the tooth's enamel structure. These small crevices provide a slightly rough surface permitting a durable resin to bond materials to your teeth. The resin is then placed on your tooth and high-intensity light cures the resins onto your tooth's surface - with each individual layer of resin hardening in just minutes. When the last coat has been applied to your tooth, the bonded material is then sculpted to fit your tooth and finely polished. The resin comes in many shades so that we can match it to your natural teeth. Typically bonding takes an hour to two hours depending on your particular case.

Dental Bonding Video | Tooth Bonding

Dr. O'Braitis, a Mission Viejo Dentist discusses the process of improving your smile by using a bonding of tooth colored resin material to enhance your smile. The before and afters are from one of Dr. O'Braitis' actual patients.

Teeth Bonding - Teeth Bonding Procedure

Complete teeth bonding procedure. No needles. The case was completed in 1 1/2 hrs. by Dr. Rick O'Braitis