Bonding/White Fillings

A tooth bonding is a composite resin that is used as an alternative to amalgams and veneers. This is an excellent cosmetic option for those patients who do not want the look of silver in their mouths and do not want the expense of veneers. Bondings can be used on teeth that are decayed, cracked, or stained.

Tooth Bonding Procedure

The tooth bonding procedure is usually completed in one visit. The first step is to remove the decayed or unsightly portion of the tooth. The tooth is then etched with a liquid or gel and a bonding agent is then applied. This will allow the composite resin to be placed in the prepared tooth. After the resin is trimmed and polished, you then possess a beautifully sculpted, and natural-looking dental restoration.

Tooth Bonding Durability

Please note that while composite resins are easy to place and cosmetically pleasing, their durability is not as strong as other restorations. Composite resins typically last from four to seven years before they begin to wear out or chip. The restoration would need to be replaced when this happens.