Bonding is a method of adding or modifying tooth shape to make the tooth look more pleasing. It uses the same materials as those most commonly used in ‘white’ fillings. It can be layered directly on to the tooth and is often done with very little or in some cases, no tooth preparation of destruction underneath.
Complete Smile makeovers can be performed with bonding as an alternative to porcelain veneers where the tooth is ‘veneered’ using these composite resins, instead of porcelain. It has the advantage of immediate one visit placement and is significantly less costly, but may not last as long or look as dazzling as porcelain. It is an excellent option for younger patients or those with heavily worn down or acid eroded teeth.