Dental bonding is a common choice for smile enhancement. Bonding utilizes a tooth-colored composite resin that is color matched to your existing teeth in order to blend in. Often, it is used to repair chips in the teeth, close gaps, or to change the shape and color of existing teeth.
First, your dentist will utilize a swatch chart to match the resin to your surrounding teeth. Then, the teeth will be gently sanded to rough up before a conditioning liquid is applied to the teeth. Finally, the resin will be applied, it will be cured by a light, and it will be smoothed and sanded if needed. This process is less expensive and comes with less prep, but bonding is often not as strong as a veneer.