Composite bonding, also called dental bonding or composite veneers, is a cosmetic dental technique which can produce incredible results to improve a patient’s smile.
It is a good solution for small gaps between teeth, chips, and worn edges.
The dentist uses a putty-like material called dental composite to alter the shape of the teeth. It is designed to match the shade of natural teeth and can be moulded to eradicate small irregularities, creating straighter, whiter teeth. Once the composite has been applied it is set with a curing light.
Composite bonding is quicker, cheaper and a far more conservative treatment than porcelain veneers which require the teeth to be cut down before the veneers can be fitted.
This patient did not like the appearance of the natural gap between her front teeth.
MDC dentist Dr Paul Sherrard was able to close the gap using composite to widen the existing teeth. This bright and beautiful smile was achieved without drilling or crowns.
Dental composite is also used for white fillings which are more conservative than metal fillings because less enamel has to be removed.
Sharon Hayes tells how composite veneer treatment to close the gaps in her front teeth changed her life. Her new smile boosted her confidence, helping her to secure a new job. Now she’s learning how to smile again, including for photos at her forthcoming wedding.