In dental bonding, a durable resin is bonded to the patient’s teeth to improve the health and aesthetics of the smile. The resin is secured to the teeth using a special medical light, thus strengthening it and helping ensure it will last.
There are many uses for dental bonding. It can repair damaged or decayed teeth, restore any yellowed teeth to a natural color, close the spaces that occur between teeth, or even improve the shape of the teeth.
Sometimes, dental bonding is used to protect the gums and roots of teeth. This may be necessary if ordinary gum recession has left a root partially exposed.