Bonding is a conservative way to repair slightly chipped, discolored, or crooked teeth. During a dental bonding treatment, we place a white filling on your tooth to improve its appearance. The filling “bonds” with your tooth, and because it comes in various tooth-colored shades, it closely matches the appearance of your natural teeth. Tooth bonding is a cosmetic dental treatment that can also be used for tooth fillings instead of silver amalgam.
Many patients prefer bonded fillings because white is much less noticeable than silver. In addition, bonded fillings can be used on front or back teeth, depending on the location and extent of tooth decay.
Bonding is less expensive than other cosmetic treatments and can usually 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 can generally be easily patched or repaired in one visit.