Often used to improve the appearance of your teeth and enhance your smile. As the name indicates, composite material is bonded to an existing tooth. Unlike porcelain veneers or dental crowns, composite bonding removes little, if any, of the original tooth.
What is Dental Bonding Used For?
- Fixing or repairing chipped or cracked teeth
- Reducing unsightly gaps or spaces between teeth
- Hiding discolouration or faded areas on the tooth’s surface
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
- 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
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.