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