Composite bonding is used to correct many aesthetic problems such as colour of a tooth, shape of a tooth or to minimise gaps between teeth. Teeth that have been bonded look just like your own teeth.
Composite bonding is a simple procedure and the process is reversible. First, a solution is painted on the tooth enamel. A liquid resin is then flowed onto the tooth surface. A putty-like resin is then sculpted on the tooth and hardened with a special frequency light to a durable finish. It is polished and smoothed to match your surrounding teeth. Depending on the number of teeth involved, one visit of several hours is usually all that is needed and often, no anaesthetic is required.
Composite bonding is among the easiest and most affordable of all cosmetic dentistry procedures. Bonding is not as strong as veneers, it is less durable and more likely to get chipped or stained than other materials used in tooth restoration such as porcelain or ceramic. Bonding can last up to 5 years.