Bonding is among the easiest of cosmetic dental procedures. The tooth-colored resin used in bonding can be shaped and polished to match the surrounding teeth. Bonding can be used in a variety of applications.
To improve the appearance of a discolored tooth
To repair a chipped or cracked tooth
To close spaces between teeth
To change the shape of a tooth
To make teeth look longer
As a cosmetic alternative to amalgam (mercury fillings)
To protect a portion of the tooth's root that gets exposed when gums recede
No preparation is needed for bonding and anesthesia often is not necessary.