Bonding is a conservative way to repair slightly chipped, discolored, or crooked teeth. During dental bonding, a white filling made of glass particles and resin is placed onto your tooth to improve its appearance. The filling “bonds” to your tooth, and because it comes in a variety of tooth-colored shades, it closely matches the appearance of your natural teeth.
Tooth bonding can also be used for teeth fillings instead of amalgam fillings. Many patients prefer bonded fillings because the white color is much less noticeable than the silver amalgam fillings. Bonding fillings can be used on front and back teeth depending on the location and extent of tooth decay.
Bonding is less expensive than other dental laboratory cosmetic treatments involving ceramics and usually can be completed in one visit to our office. However, bonding can stain and is easier to break than other cosmetic treatments such as ceramic/porcelain veneers. If it does break or chip, tell your doctor. The bonding generally can be patched or repaired in one visit also.