Bonding and Composite Fillings

What is bonding?

Bonding is a technique used to adhere composite resin to a tooth in order to improve the aesthetic appearance. Bonding can be used to fix small cracks in the enamel, close space between teeth, make teeth longer and adjust the shape of the teeth.


Decay of tooth enamel is caused by acid-producing bacteria. Once the enamel surface is damaged, it cannot repair itself. A cavity has the appearance of a white or brown spot on the surface of the tooth. Although cavities may not cause pain, they can grow and infect the tooth if they become too large. It is better to treat cavities when they are small, rather than wait until a root canal is necessary to save the tooth. Luckily, tooth decay can be easily prevented by brushing and flossing daily, eating healthy foods, and avoiding sugar and soda.

Fillings are used to remove decay and seal teeth with composite resin. Once the decay is removed, tooth colored resin is applied to the teeth and hardened with an LED light. The resin is then trimmed to ensure a proper bite. In addition to removing decay, fillings also provide a better aesthetic appearance. For more information about bonding or fillings, call (203) 924-4731 or visit our Contact Us page for more information.