Bonding is a conservative way to repair slightly-chipped, discolored or crooked teeth. During dental bonding, we place a white filling on 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.
Bonding can also be used in place of regular amalgam fillings. Many patients prefer bonded fillings, because the white color is much less noticeable than the silver of the amalgam fillings. The fillings can be used on front and back teeth, depending on the location and extent of tooth decay.
It is less expensive than other cosmetic treatments and can usually be completed in one visit to our office. However, it can stain and breaks more easily than other cosmetic treatments like porcelain veneers.
If your filling does break or chip, please let us know We can generally patch or repair in one visit.