Cosmetic bonding is a process where the dentist attaches or “bonds” materials directly to your tooth in order to change the color and shape. The natural tooth enamel is then fused together with bonding materials such as resins to create a structure that still feels like your original tooth. 

While it can be used for different purposes, according to the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, tooth bonding is most useful for repairing teeth with small fractures or are chipped. That’s because the bonding materials are natural in color, allow for a finished product that closely matches your surrounding teeth. Teeth with large fractures, have a substantial portion missing and/or require caps/crowns.