Composite Bonding

Composite bonding uses white filling materials to change the shape of teeth or to cover discoloured parts of them.

In most instances, unlike veneers, no drilling of the tooth is necessary and so this procedure is very safe and even reversible. It is very widely used in younger patients where drilling their teeth to place porcelain veneers would be deemed inappropriate as the procedure may kill the nerve in the tooth. It is often used in younger patients as a temporary measure until the patient is old enough to have porcelain veneers. Composite bonding is more likely to be used on smaller numbers of teeth rather than a full arch.