Dental Cosmetic Bonding

Cosmetic bonding is the process of applying a tooth-colored composite material to the tooth in order to improve the aesthetics of the smile while allowing the tooth to maintain a natural appearance. In order to bond a tooth, tooth colored material is added to the tooth to build it up.

Bonding is often used to:

  • Correct the shape of a chipped tooth
  • Correct the appearance of a cracked tooth
  • Provide more even tooth color

Advantages of bonding over other treatments include:

  • Bonding can be a less expensive treatment than other cosmetic options
  • An appointment for bonding treatment usually takes less than one hour to complete
  • Bonding usually allows the tooth’s structure to be preserved

Bonding may sometimes be preferred over veneers or crowns but may not be as long-lasting or durable.  Bonding material can stain from coffee, tea, tobacco or some foods so proper home care is important.

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Cosmetic Dentistry