A composite restoration is an alternative to veneers that can significantly improve the appearance of chipped, cracked, discolored or even misaligned teeth. The tooth is prepared by etching the surface and applying a bonding liquid. Once that is set, a resin is applied,trimmed, shaped, smoothed and polished to blend with the surrounding teeth. Because the bonding is more delicate than your natural tooth enamel, and is therefore susceptible to chipping and staining, it is important that you brush, floss, and visit Drs. Luczynski and McDonald regularly.