Tooth bonding is a less expensive and less permanent way to enhance your smile. A composite resin is bonded to the area of the tooth that is chipped, missing, discolored or asymmetrical. Bonding can be used to fill in unsightly spaces as well as add tooth structure to give the appearance of a straighter smile. The use of a tooth-colored resin material further enhances the effect.
Bonding can be treated in one visit and can enhance the function and esthetics of your smile. Unfortunately, the resin is not as durable as porcelain veneers and crowns; which makes the bonding more subject to staining and chipping. Bonding is usually replaced every three to five years.