Dental bonding is tooth colored resin material that adheres to tooth structure,  It is transparent and blends nicely with the existing shade of your teeth and additions to your teeth can be almost invisible to the eye.  As an aded benefit, the bonding procedure can be completed in only one dental visit and unless there is decay present, anesthesia is not necessary.  Unlike crowns and veneers, dental bonding can be completed without substantial removal of your natural tooth structure.  A disadvantage of dental bonding is that the material can chip, fracture, or wear in areas of high bitging force such as on back teeth.  Bonding is primarily used on front teeth since biting pressure is lower than on back teeth.  Bonding is not as durable as other cosmetic dental procedures such as crowns or porcelain veneers and can stain from tobacco and red wine.