Bonding of tooth colored filling on your teeth may improve the shape and color of gapped, chipped, broken, or stained tooth.

Tooth coloured bonding materials are also used to fill small cavities or to protect the exposed root of a tooth.

The dentist can usually do this procedure in a single office visit by applying an etching solution followed by tooth-colored resin material applied directly to the tooth's surface where needed.

Although bonding can last for several years, it is likely to chip or become stained or wear down.