What You Need To Know...
Dental bonding is a method of repairing discolored, chipped, or crooked teeth in a conservative manner. During the placement of dental bonding, a white filling is used on the tooth to enhance the appearance. The filling holds to the tooth, and because of the tooth-colored shades available, it matches the natural teeth for a seamless look.
Dental bonding is also used instead of traditional silver amalgam dental fillings. Patients often prefer bonded fillings because they are much less noticeable than the dark silver of traditional alternative. Fillings completed with composite resin bonding can be used on all locations of a tooth, depending on where the dental decay is located.
Bonding has positives and negatives. It is less expensive than alternative cosmetic dental treatments and is often performed in just one visit to the office. Unfortunately, it stains easily and may break easier than alternatives such as porcelain veneers. This should be taken into consideration when deciding if they are right for you. Bonding that does break or chip can be repaired or patched at our practice during a single office visit.