Dental bonding is a quick procedure designed to restore the appearance of chipped, cracked, or discolored teeth. A tooth-colored ceramic liquid is used to cover problem areas on the surface of the tooth, restoring the tooth’s color and shape. The surface of the tooth is slightly scuffed to prepare it to bond with the ceramic filling. After bonding, the tooth is shaped to perfection and buffed to a shine. Dental bonding is quick and virtually painless, and it is a less expensive alternative to porcelain veneers.