Bonding

If you have teeth that are slightly chipped or damaged, it will definitely affect the beauty of your smile and perhaps even your ability to chew your food thoroughly. Bonding is a quick and usually simple method of filling in minor chips and breaks in front teeth.

A plastic-like material known as composite resin can be chemically adhered or “bonded” to your teeth. Numerous shades are available so that it blends in with your natural tooth color. Bonding has several advantages in these types of situations. A major advantage is that it is very natural looking so that others do not notice it. It is also less expensive than many cosmetic treatments. Bonding can often be completed in a single office visit, and it can easily be repaired if it ever chips. This resin is strong and durable but will discolor and need replacement in time.

Because the color of bonding is more natural looking than the traditional silver fillings, some patients even have their silver fillings replaced with this newer look. There is no need for a patient to continue dealing with damaged teeth when a treatment as simple as bonding provides such a perfect solution.