If you want to improve the cosmetic appearance of your teeth, but are on a budget, you may be interested in dental bonding. In this treatment, a dentist will skillfully apply a tooth-colored resin to each tooth you wish to treat. The resin is cured with a light, then filed and polished to blend flawlessly with your natural tooth. Dental bonding can be a great solution to correct small cracks or chips, to fill gaps between teeth, to elongate worn teeth, or to cover stains. Bonding is a more affordable option than veneers. Dental bonding can be done in one office visit with immediate cosmetic results. However, since plastic resin is not as strong as your natural teeth, the bonding is more prone to chips, cracks, or breaks. Usually, dental bonding lasts for three to ten years before it needs to be reapplied. Talk with your dentist to find out if bonding is the right solution for your chipped, cracked, or discolored teeth.