Unlike traditional metal amalgam fillings, tooth-colored fillings crafted from composite resin allow us to repair minor decay or damage as well as concealing cosmetic flaws. This treatment is often referred to as direct bonding because the putty-like resin filling seeps into even the smallest pits and grooves in damaged teeth creating a strong, natural bond. Composite resin can be mixed and shaded to closely match the surrounding healthy, natural tooth structure, so it will blend seamlessly into the natural smile line. The process is relatively simple, completed in just one visit. We apply the resin to teeth and shape it into position correcting or concealing damage and smile flaws. Then, a curing light is applied to the treated tooth to harden the composite resin into position. Finally, we polish and shape the treated tooth creating a flawless smile. Whether you’re in need of a filling or want to make your teeth look whiter, dental bonding using tooth-colored composite resin may be just the solution you’re after.