Bonding is a a tooth-colored resin usually applied to front teeth to repair and/or change the color or shape of the teeth. This is the same material used in composite resin fillings.
The procedure is simple. The teeth are slightly etched and then the resin is applied. The resin is hardened and cured with an intense LED light. When the resin is fully cured, it is then shaped and polished to match adjacent teeth.
Bonding is often used to address small gaps between front teeth, stained or discolored teeth, minimally decayed teeth, or front teeth with chips or jagged edges.
Bonding is virtually undetectable when complete and very little tooth structure is removed in the procedure. It is low cost and only one visit is needed.