Dental bonding is an easy and effective way to make small adjustments to teeth using a specially formulated composite material.
Dental bonding is also referred to as ‘tooth bonding’.
The dental bonding is added to the tooth to help restore small chips, fractures and cracks, as well as improving the cosmetic appearance of discoloured, shortened or misshapen teeth.
Composite Dental Bonding
Composite materials tends to stain more easily and therefore requires proper care and regular cleaning.
In order to ensure the longest possible duration of the bonding, composites should be brushed and flossed daily.
Common staining elements include coffee, tea, red wine, tobacco and some foods, e.g. curry.
Composite bonding, however, is not as durable and long-lasting as veneers and crowns and may need to be re-touched or replaced in the future
What are the Advantages of Composite Bonding?
- It is a quick process, which typically lasts less than one hour.
- It does not reduce the tooth’s original structure and is relatively inexpensive.
- Composite resins come in many different shades and provide better matching of shades to the natural color of your teeth
Benefits of Dental Bonding
- Fixing or repairing chipped or cracked teeth
- Reducing unsightly gaps or spaces between teeth
- Hiding discolouration or faded areas on the tooth’s surface