Bonding restores chipped, cracked, discolored or misaligned teeth by rebuilding the surface with a resin material. To place the bond, your dentist prepares your tooth with an etching solution. Then special composite-resin materials are blended in colors carefully chosen to match your teeth. These materials are applied to your teeth and then shaped into just the right contours. Finally, they are bonded to the tooth where they become very hard, with a visible curing light. Bonding provides long lasting results at an affordable cost.