Cosmetic bonding refers to restorations made from composite plastic material, similar to porcelain veneers and onlays. The cosmetic bonding requires no outside lab procedure and is built directly onto the tooth structure. Dental bonding is a fast, effective way to restore teeth that have suffered minor damage.
Bonding is durable, tissue compatible, kind to the opposing teeth, and stain resistant. During this treatment, a composite resin is placed on the teeth to repair chips and cracks, or to fill in a tooth that has been damaged by decay. We are able to make absolutely the thinnest restoration possible using this material. Cosmetic bonding allows us to preserve the greatest amount of natural tooth structure, with minimal or no numbing required. Exquisite natural esthetics are achieved, as well as the light transmitting qualities found in natural teeth. Cosmetic bonding is most often used to close spaces, replace worn enamel, repair broken or chipped teeth, re-shape crooked or misaligned teeth, and to cover permanently stained or discolored teeth. Composite bonding is also used to fill cavities and to replace existing mercury silver fillings.