Dental bonding is a conservative way to repair slightly chipped, discolored, or crooked teeth. During dental bonding, our dentists will place a naturally colored filling on your tooth to improve its appearance. The filling “bonds” with your tooth. Bonding comes in a variety of tooth-hued shades, so it closely matches the appearance of your natural teeth.
Our office can use tooth bonding to fill cavities instead of using amalgam fillings. Many patients prefer white-shaded bonded fillings because they are much less noticeable than silver amalgam fillings. The dentist can use bonding fillings on both front and back teeth depending on the location and extent of tooth decay.
Bonding is less expensive than other cosmetic treatments and we can usually complete it during a single office visit. However, bonding can stain and is easier to break than other cosmetic treatments, such as porcelain veneers. If it does break or chip, our dentists can easily patch or repair it in one visit.