Composite tooth bonding is a cosmetic procedure that can transform your smile. A composite is a tooth coloured material designed to match and blend with your teeth. It is then used to fill gaps, repair caries and broken teeth, resurface or slightly re position your front teeth.
Unlike veneers and crowns, which are made of porcelain in the dental laboratory, bonding usually can be done in one or two visits. Minimal tooth enamel is removed unless dental bonding is being performed to fill a cavity and anesthesia is usually not required.
Composite bonding is among the easiest and most affordable of all cosmetic dentistry procedures.
Composite bonding does not resist stains as much as porcelain and does not last as long as crowns, veneers, or fillings. Additionally, bonding materials can chip and break off the tooth. However if looked after well, the restorations may last for a number of years.