Bonding in Rush City
Bonding is a conservative way to repair slightly-chipped, discolored or crooked teeth, often for cosmetic purposes. The process comprises placing a white filling on your tooth to improve its appearance. The filling "bonds" with your teeth, and because it comes in a variety of tooth-colored shades, it closely matches the appearance of your natural teeth.
Bonding can also be used in place of regular amalgam fillings. Many patients prefer bonded fillings because the white color is much less noticeable than the silver of the amalgam fillings. Bonding fillings can be used on front and back teeth, depending on the location and extent of tooth decay.
PROS AND CONS OF BONDING TREATMENTS
- Pro: Less expensive than other cosmetic treatments
- Pro: Closely matches the appearance of your natural teeth
- Pro: Can usually be completed in one office visit
- Con: Can stain and breaks more easily than other cosmetic treatments like porcelain veneers
If your bonding does break or chip, please let us know. We can generally patch or repair bonding in one visit.