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.