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 colour of "dental composite" which is a moldable material with a paste like consistency made from acrylic resins and a variety of fillers.
Bonding is used for a variety of cosmetic dental procedures including:
Composite bonding typically lasts 5-8 years and a patient should not expect to get the same lasting service from it as they would from porcelain veneers or dental crowns.
One of the disadvantages of using dental bonding to create dental restorations is that it will usually stain over time. And since the cosmetic appearance of the bonding can be one of its most important attributes, staining may be one of the main reasons why a dental patient and their dentist might determine that the bonding has served its useful life span and should be replaced. The potential for staining to occur will be greater for those people whose consumption habits include the use of coffee, tea, dark cola, red wine, or tobacco products.