In recent years bonding has developed into an exciting way of restoring teeth that have chipped, are stained, or have old stained fillings. It has also been used as a highly effective treatment for closing gaps in between the teeth. Bonding is a composite resin material that is molded onto the teeth. The surfaces of the teeth are prepared by a solution to create a stronger adhesion to the teeth. Bonding can be cosmetically appealing and a cost effective alternative to other treatments. Sometimes it can provide a healthy alternative to other more complicated procedures because they allow preservation of more natural tooth structure. Other ways that bonding can be effective is by splinting periodontal loose teeth, or as a cosmetic temporary solution while orthodontics are being done or if you are waiting for other treatment. You can still look great while awaiting other treatment! Bonding is usually finished in one appointment!