Composite bonding is one of the most versatile cosmetic and restorative options we offer our South Bend patients. Composite tooth bonding can be used much the same way porcelain veneers are used—to repair damage such as cracks, chips or breaks; cover imperfections, stains, or translucency; close minor gaps; straighten uneven edges, lengthen broken or worn-down teeth; fill cavities; cover sensitive areas of gum erosion; and reshape almost any tooth.
The biggest difference between composite dental bonding and porcelain veneers is that while veneers are created in a dental laboratory and require several visits for placement, bonding can be completed in one visit. Composite bonding is also more cost-effective and less invasive since it requires less tooth preparation, making it ideal for young people or those who do not want to commit to more advanced dentistry. Composite bonding is not as durable as porcelain veneers and can be more prone to staining, so we recommend that care be taken with proper hygiene and avoiding staining foods and beverages to ensure the beauty and longevity of these cosmetic restorations.