Bonding is a conservative way to repair slightly chipped, discolored, or crooked teeth. During dental bonding, a white filling is placed onto 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.
Tooth bonding can also be used for teeth fillings instead of amalgam fillings. Many patients prefer bonded fillings because the white color is much less noticeable than the silver amalgam fillings. Bonding fillings can be used on front and back teeth depending on the location and extent of tooth decay.
Bonding is less expensive than other cosmetic treatments and usually can be completed in one visit to our office. However, bonding can stain and is easier to break than other cosmetic treatments such as porcelain veneers. If it does break or chip, tell your doctor. The bonding generally can be easily patched or repaired in one visit.
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- Effective treatment of smooth surface white spots
- Minimally invasive: no drilling or anesthesia
- Restores tooth back to its natural shade with no unnecessary loss of healthy tooth structure
- One quick and simple patient visit
The microinvasive, effective and esthetic solution for enamel white spots
Until now, dental professionals have had only two choices to treat early caries: use fluoride and other treatments to remineralize enamel in the very early stages - or "wait and see" until it's time to "drill and fill."
Icon represents a revolutionary new approach to treating incipient caries: a caries infiltrant. This breakthrough micro-invasive technology fills and reinforces demineralized enamel without drilling or anesthesia.