Dental bonding is a conservative way to repair slightly chipped, discolored, or crooked teeth. During a dental bonding procedure, a white filling is placed onto your tooth. This improves the tooth’s appearance. The filling “bonds” with your teeth. Dental bonding comes in a variety of tooth-colored shades. This 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. It all depends on the location and extent of tooth decay.
Bonding is less expensive than other cosmetic treatments. This procedure 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 your doctor. The bonding generally can be easily patched or repaired in one visit. Learn more about dental bonding.