Bonding uses tooth-colored composite resin material to restore teeth that are worn, chipped, discolored or have an unwanted size or shape.

Chairside composite bondings are a simplified version of laboratory processed ceramic veneers. Unlike veneers, bonding can be done in a single visit usually with minimal or no local anesthesia.

Bondings may be used to:

  • Fill in a small gap between two teeth
  • Repair decayed teeth by filling a cavity with tooth-colored resin
  • Change the shape of a tooth
  • Repair chips or cracks in teeth
  • Cover up discoloration
  • Protect the root of a tooth after it’s been exposed by receding gums
  • Make a tooth look larger than it is, which is usually done to make it match the other teeth
Tooth Bonding Video