COMPOSITE BONDING

Composite bonding, has been used in dentistry for many years.
It is an excellent way to repair cracked, chipped and discoloured teeth as well as
replacing silver amalgam fillings.
On the front teeth, composite bonding can also be used to close gaps and reshape
misaligned teeth, providing a straighter, more even smile.
Composite bonding is an option that can be considered:
• To repair decayed teeth (composite resins are used to fill cavities)
• To repair chipped or cracked teeth
• To improve the appearance of discoloured teeth
• To close spaces between teeth
• To make teeth look longer
• To change the shape of teeth
• As a cosmetic alternative to amalgam fillings
• To protect a portion of the tooth’s root that has been exposed when gums recede
Composite bonding is among the easiest and least expensive of cosmetic dental
procedures. Unlike veneers and crowns, which are customised tooth coverings that
must be manufactured in a lab, bonding usually can be done in one visit,
sometimes one additional polishing visit, following a consultation confirming
suitability.
Severe misalignment of teeth or issues with deep bite can mean that teeth are
unsuitable for bonding until correction of these issues has been carried out with
tooth movement.