Cosmetic Dentistry


Composite Fillings

Composite Fillings and Bonding

Dental bonding is a technique that has been used in cosmetic dentistry for many years and can transform your smile in just a single visit. The process involves the skillful/artistic use of the correct amount and color of “dental composite”, which is a mold-able material with a paste-like consistency made from acrylic resins and a variety of fillers, depending on the type used. Bonding is used for a variety of cosmetic dental procedures, including:

            • Filling dental cavities – “white fillings”
            • Replacing metal or amalgam (silver fillings)
            • Repairing broken and chipped teeth
            • Closing gaps between teeth
            • Reshaping teeth
            • Smile makeovers – composite veneers (although porcelain veneers are the better option for this)



In dentistry, a veneer is a thin layer of restorative material placed over a tooth surface, either to improve the aesthetics of a tooth, or to protect a damaged tooth surface. There are two main types of material used to fabricate a veneer, composite and dental porcelain. A composite veneer may be directly placed (built-up in the mouth), or indirectly fabricated by a dental technician in a dental laboratory, and later bonded to the tooth. Some veneers can even be placed with no needles and no drilling. Ask our doctors about your choices.

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