Pauly Dental in Wichita, Kansas
With slightly chipped, discolored, or crooked teeth, a conservative method for repair is what we call “bonding”. Bonding is when a white filling is placed onto your tooth in order to improve its appearance. The filling “bonds” with your teeth and closely matches your natural look. This is so successful due to the fact it comes in a variety of tooth-colored shades.Bonding can also be employed for teeth fillings in place of the traditional amalgam fillings. The white color of the bonded fillings are often preferred over the traditional silver amalgam fillings because they look like your normal teeth. Depending on the extent and location of the tooth decay, both front and back teeth are candidates for bonding fillings.
Bonding can be completed in typically one dental visit and is also less expensive than the other treatments. Bonding is however easier to break and stain than other cosmetic methods like porcelain veneers. Inform your dentist if they do happen to chip or break for they can easily be repaired in just one appointment.