The restoration of a damaged tooth by applying a tooth-colored resin is known as bonding. The procedure gets its term from the materials hat are bonded to the tooth by use of dental adhesives. Bonding can be used for dental cosmetics to cover discolored teeth, restore damaged tooth structure from decay or fracture or it is used to close spaces between the teeth also known as a diastima. Bonding can also be use to lengthen teeth or to change the shape or color of teeth. At our office we only use bonding restorations to restore damaged teeth and we do not utilize amalgam or silver restorations for our restorative dentistry.