Cosmetic Bonding

Woman in dental chair with tooth shade guide

Cosmetic bonding is the process of applying a tooth-colored composite material to improve the appearance of a tooth.

This process improves the aesthetics of your smile while still maintaining your natural appearance. This procedure involves “bonding” or adding a tooth colored material to the tooth. Bonding may sometimes be preferred over porcelain veneers or crowns but it is not as long-lasting or durable.  Therefore, proper home care is very important.

Bonding is often used to:

  • Correct the shape of a chipped tooth
  • Correct the appearance of a cracked tooth
  • Provide more even tooth color


  • Less Costly
  • Only One Visit Versus Multiple Visits to Complete


  • It is not as long lasting as porcelain laminate veneers because it is a weaker material, so certain precautions are necessary to prevent chips and wear.
  • It can stain just like natural teeth that are exposed to coffee, tea, tobacco, and colored foods and drinks.
  • There are limited variety of shades of bonding material to choose from.