Bonding is an esthetic white filling which is used to repair cavities, fractures and other smaller defects on front teeth. Bonding restorations come in a wide variety of shades to best match your existing tooth color. Cosmetic dentists tend to stay away from using silver fillings (Amalgam) because not only does it not look natural, but silver fillings also contain mercury, which is a known toxin. Bonding using esthetic, white fillings is our preference for restoring your front teeth. We are sure that you will agree after your treatment is complete!
While bonding is a great solution for fixing smaller and medium-sized tooth defects, bonding does have its limitations. For instance, bonding may fall off if the defect is too large. Even worse, an oversized bonding can leave your tooth vulnerable to added stress during biting, which leads to tooth fracture and possibly even tooth loss. Bondings also tend to get stained at their boarders, the area where bonding meets natural tooth. This means that your bonding may have to be replaced every few years to prevent it from accumulating cavity or changing color. As a result, bonding is not the ideal solution for fixing larger and more visible cavities and fractures. Cosmetic dentists prefer to use sturdier one-piece restorations, such as inlays, onlays, veneers or ceramic crowns, to treat these types of cases.