Cosmetic bonding involves the “bonding” of composite resin directly to your tooth in order to improve its appearance and fix discoloration or chips. The composite resin is then shaped and polished to match your natural teeth.
Bonding is an easy process that takes place in-office during one visit.First, the dentist will prepare your tooth for bonding by removing a small amount of enamel—the outer layer of your tooth.Once your tooth has been prepared, your dentist will apply a special liquid that will help the composite resin bond to your tooth effectively.
Your natural tooth enamel and dentin—the layer of your teeth beneath the enamel—are fused together with the composite resin to create a strong structure. The dentist will then shape and polish the composite resin to match the shape of your natural teeth.Finally, the dentist will harden the resin using a special light or laser.