Cosmetic Bonding: Your Solution to a Brighter Smile?

While cosmetic bonding is well over 25 years old, improvements in the materials have recently made bonding one of the hottest items in dentistry. Bonding is a procedure in which a white plastic filling can be applied to the natural outer surface of the tooth. We can take a discolored or broken tooth and "glue" a fresh surface on it. Another common concern is a space between front teeth called a diastema. Instead of using porcelain crowns, we can now do it with bonding. There are big advantages: It's healthier. No tooth must be removed for bonding, so it is painless. It usually looks as good as a porcelain crown. It's less expensive than a crown. Many new dental materials [...]