Bondings, or resin fillings (also called composite fillings), are a popular method to enhance the aesthetics of your smile. Bondings can be used to correct cracks or gaps in teeth, as a filling after a cavity has been removed, or to cover up stains or discolored teeth.
A composite resin is used on the affected tooth or teeth. It is molded and sculpted over an adhesive layer that is placed on the tooth. After the resin has been applied an ultraviolet light is used to harden or cure the resin which is then polished to give you a fresh new smile.
Bondings are an obvious improvement over unsightly silver amalgam fillings. With the advancements in dental technology bondings usually lasts for over 10 years. They are a safer alternative to silver mercury fillings because of their lack of toxic mercury, and are affordable and attractive solutions for many dental problems.