Cosmetic bonding is the process of applying a tooth-colored composite material to improve the appearance of a tooth.

Cosmetic bonding is the process of filling or restoring teeth with a tooth-colored material in order to improve a tooth’s appearance. In order to bond a tooth, composite material is added to the tooth structure to adjust the size, shape, or color of the existing tooth. This process enhances your smile while allowing the tooth to maintain a natural appearance.


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 time 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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