Bonding is the process by which tooth colored Composite filling materials is bonded to the front surfaces of the tooth to improve on the colour, shape or position of the tooth. The term Bonding can be used interchangeably with Composite Veneers if the entire front surface of the tooth is bonded with Composite. Unlike porcelain veneers, which are manufactured in a laboratory and require a customised mould be taken to achieve a proper fit, bonding can be done in a single visit.
Bonding can be used as “instant orthodontics” to close gaps in between front teeth and even to effectively correct front teeth with mild crowding.
Bonding is also commonly used to correct front teeth which have broken and to remove natural patches of discoloration within the tooth enamel.