Bonding is used to correct blemishes and irregularities of a tooth without changing the tooth structure. It is a simple, painless and useful process for small irregularities or minor repairs. Bonding uses a tooth-coloured material known as composite resin which is shaped and hardened with light. The bonding process is usually completed in one dental visit.
Bonding may be used to:
- Shape a chipped tooth to look like the missing part
- Build up worn down teeth
- Fill in between teeth
- Restore a broken tooth to its original size
Bonding is a less expensive yet effective option for shaping teeth, however, the material used may wear down and is not as tough as veneers. Over time, your dentist may need to touch up the bonding with more composite resin. It is important to discuss with your dentist the best option for your individual case.