Bonding is a composite resin that is used as an alternative to amalgam (silver filling). This is an excellent cosmetic option for those patients who do not want the look of silver in their mouths. White fillings can be used on teeth that are decayed, cracked, or stained. They can be used on front and back teeth.
The bonding procedure is usually completed in one visit. The first step is to remove the decayed or unsightly portion of the tooth. The tooth is then etched with a liquid or gel and a bonding agent is then applied. This will allow the composite resin to be placed in the prepared tooth. The resin is then trimmed and polished, leaving you with a beautifully sculpted, natural-looking restoration.