Bonding is a conservative way to repair slightly chipped, discolored, or crooked teeth. During dental bonding, a white filling is placed onto your tooth and “bonds” with your teeth, closely matching the appearance of natural teeth. This process can be used in replacement of amalgam fillings—the white color of tooth bonding is much less noticeable than the silver amalgam fillings. Bonding fillings can be used on both front and back teeth depending on the location and extent of tooth decay.
Less expensive than other cosmetic treatments, bonding can usually be completed in one visit to Dr. Bae’s office. However, bonding can stain and is easier to break than other cosmetic treatments such as porcelain veneers. It can generally can be easily patched or repaired in one visit.