Dental bonding uses a durable tooth-colored plastic that is hardened with a special light, bonding it permanently to the tooth.
It is used to repair decayed, chipped and cracked teeth. It is also used to deal with gaps between teeth, small or misshapen teeth, and to deal with exposed roots.
Bonding is one of the simplest and most inexpensive cosmetic dental procedures. It is generally painless and can be accomplished in a single visit. However, the material is not as long-lasting, hard or stain-resistant as porcelain crowns, veneers or fillings.
It is most appropriate for minor cosmetic issues or temporary correction.