This is a procedure in which a tooth-colored resin material is applied and hardened with a special light to “bond” or permanently attach the material to the tooth.
Unlike veneers and crowns, bonding requires less visits to the dental office and removes the least amount of tooth enamel. In addition, unless dental bonding is being performed to fill a cavity, anesthesia is usually not required.
Small cosmetic changes and for correction of teeth in areas of very low bite pressure. For instance: repairing chipped or cracked front teeth, improving the appearance of discolored teeth, closing spaces between teeth, making teeth look longer, or changing their shape.
Bonding material does not resist stains and does not last as long as other restorative procedures do. Also, bonding materials can chip and break off the tooth. Because bonding material can chip, it is important to avoid such habits as biting fingernails; chewing on pens, ice, or other hard food objects