Cosmetic Dental Bonding

Cosmetic Dental Bonding is done by placing tooth-colored filling material (composite) onto the tooth, to both build up the tooth and, when needed, to alter the shape of it. It requires an artistic eye to achieve optimal aesthetics using cosmetic bonding.

It usually takes one visit and it is the procedure of choice when an instant result is required. Composite is applied directly to the tooth and can be used to correct minor gaps between teeth or to cover heavy staining.

The advantage of bonding is that it is a relatively inexpensive and conservative way to restore a tooth, and the result is immediate.

Cosmetic bonding can resolve small cavities, chipped teeth, fractures, spaces between teeth, and tooth discoloration. However, if you have teeth that are more extensively damaged, a porcelain veneer or porcelain crown might be necessary.