Composite Bonding is the process of applying tooth-coloured resin to the surface of the teeth. This material is applied in layers, and each layer is hardened with a curing light to build up to the finished result, repairing chipped, cracked, decayed or discoloured teeth. The treatment usually takes around 1 to 2 hours to complete, is pain-free and non-invasive, with immediate results which can last between 7-10 years.
The colour of the composite material can be tailored to you; you can opt for a natural look if you're happy with the colour of your teeth overall, or you can undergo a whitening treatment first and select a brighter, whiter composite to match.
Keep in mind, whitening treatments only work on biological teeth and do not interact with composite material, so make sure you achieve the shade you want for the rest of your teeth before getting composite bonding or composite (white) fillings.
Your dentist will carry out a full dental examination including x-rays and impressions to assess the overall health of your mouth. Once you pass the dental examination your dentist will provide a visual representation of what the results will look like. At this point you can give feedback to your dentist to ensure the desired result.
Afterwards, the dentist will apply the composite material to the tooth before hardening it with ultraviolet light, permanently bonding it to the tooth.