Composite bonding is a well-established technique to repair or cosmetically alter the shape of a tooth or close gaps between teeth.
Composite bonding involves preparing the surface of the tooth by applying an etchant gel which opens up microscopic pores in the enamel.
The tooth surface is then coated with a bonding varnish which when cured, creates a very sticky surface for the composite filler to be attached.
The composite resin is colour matched to the tooth being filled and is then added (and set) in small increments to build up the shape of the tooth to the desired proportions. Once the shape has been created the material is finished by polishing to a high glaze.
If you have any exposed enamel from gum recession, chipping, or teeth grinding, or would just like to replace any discoloured existing fillings, please speak to our dentists about composite bonding.