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Bonding and Composite Veneers

General Dentists

Today’s versatile high-tech composite bonding resins are very strong and natural-looking, coming in a variety of tooth shades, allowing us to restore or enhance your smile in a single visit. 

Tooth-colored material known as composite resins can be bonded directly to the tooth surface to repair chipped or worn teeth, replace mercury fillings and fill small cavities or gaps between teeth. Additionally, composite bonding is sometimes performed as an alternative to veneers.

The composite bonding process involves preparing teeth for the application of the bonding resin by creating a rough surface for the composite to bond micro-mechanically to the tooth stucture. This is done by ‘etching’ the tooth surface with a low concentration acid for 15-20 seconds, washing and then drying the tooth. Once the resin is applied, it is moulded to achieve the ideal shape of the tooth. Once the desired outcome is achieved, the resin is hardened or ‘cured’ by a blue laser light. Thereafter, the composite bonding is buffed and polished.

A composite filling is performed in the same manner, except that the resin is applied into the cavity rather than the damaged surface of the tooth. The best part about composite bonding is that it’s so natural looking, no one can ever tell you’ve had dental treatment!