Composite bonding is a minimally-invasive, quick and painless way to correct small imperfections in the teeth and improve the overall appearance of your smile. Things like cracks, discoloration and even small gaps in the teeth can be easily corrected with Composite Bonding. The process is simple: after removing a small amount of enamel from the surface of the tooth for a more secure hold, the bonding agent is applied followed by the composite resin. The composite resin is then cured with a special light and the tooth is polished and ready to go!
Composite Bonding can be a good solution when teeth are healthy but need a cosmetic boost. Perhaps a tooth is cracked or chipped or there is a small gap between teeth that could be repaired much easier with bonding than orthodontic treatment. Dental bonding is not a solution for those whose teeth are crooked or misaligned due to an overbite or under bite.
Composite Bonding can last up to 10 years when cared for properly. Avoid using teeth as tools to open things and stay away from hard candies, ice and other things that could damage teeth or chip away the bonding on the teeth. For appearance sake, it’s best to avoid tooth staining food and drinks like coffee and wine as composite can be prone to staining just like your natural teeth.
Both Composite Bonding and Porcelain Veneers are used to improve the appearance of teeth and your overall smile. Porcelain veneers last longer and are a more permanent solution because they can’t be reversed. They’re also more expensive. Dental bonding is more affordable but doesn’t last as long.