Bonding is a conservative way to repair, enforce, and strengthen slightly chipped, discolored, or crooked teeth. A white filling is placed onto your tooth to improve its appearance. The filling “bonds” with your teeth, 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 silver amalgam fillings. Many patients prefer bonding fillings because the white color is much less noticeable than the amalgam fillings. Bonding fillings can be used on front and back teeth depending on the location and extent of the tooth decay.
Bonding is less expensive than other cosmetic treatments 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 porcelain veneers. If it does break or chip, tell us right away. The bonding can generally be patched or repaired in one visit.