Bonding / Tooth Color Filling
Bonding is the term used for tooth-colored plastic filling material that is used to fill holes in teeth, cover and reshape teeth, or to protect areas of teeth from wear. Bonding is a common cosmetic procedure used on the front teeth. The material used is a composite resin that is in putty form when sculpted on to the tooth. A high intensity light is applied onto it for several seconds that cures it into a hard plastic. It is then shaped and polished. This procedure is not to be mistaken with Porcelain Veneers.