Composite Bonding

A Faster Way to Get a Beautiful Smile

composite veneersFast, Impressive Results with Composite Veneers

Feeling overwhelmed by the process of getting a beautiful smile? You don’t have to be anxious anymore. Dr. Susan Ellison is passionate about finding options that fit each patient’s unique situation. While veneers offer an excellent way to fix damaged teeth, not everyone wants to spare the time or the money to reach these desired results. Fortunately, there is another less-invasive process that allows patients to get the smile of their dreams without the expense and time of having veneers made in the lab.

What is Composite Bonding?

Sometimes called ‘Resin Veneers’, ‘Teeth Bonding’, or ‘Composite Veneers’, Composite Bonding is used to improve the appearance of teeth that are chipped, cracked, discolored, or have gaps between them. It involves the application of a tooth-colored composite resin material directly onto the tooth surface, which is then sculpted, shaped, and polished to create a natural-looking restoration.

While veneers can sometimes require a thin layer of enamel to be removed from the teeth before application, composite bonding requires no such preparation. Dr. Ellison will ‘rough up’ the tooth surface before applying the resin to ensure it adheres to the tooth – but the enamel will stay intact.

The Benefits of Composite Bonding

In your initial Smile Design consult, our team will explain all of the pros and cons associated with composite bonding, as well as alternative options that may work better. While there are numerous benefits to choosing composite bonding over veneers, only you can decide what makes sense. Based on the overall health of your teeth, your lifestyle, and your budget – Dr. Ellison and her skilled team can make a recommendation that is right for you. Here are some benefits:

  • Fast. Because the top layer of enamel does not need to be removed to prep for composite bonding, this option is faster than traditional veneers and can be done in one appointment.
  • Affordable. Veneers must be sent off to a lab to be made – this allows them to be made out of porcelain which will last longer but will also cost more. Composite Bonding is applied in the office, which saves the lab cost as well as the extra cost associated with the prep of veneers (imaging and removing the top layer of enamel).
  • Less Invasive. Enamel is not removed for Composite Bonding, making it a much less invasive procedure with breathtaking results.

Unfortunately, not every option is perfect for every patient. While there are great benefits to Composite Bonding, there are also other things to consider. Because Composite Bonding is brushed onto the surface of the tooth (and the enamel is left in place) these resin veneers can break down faster than porcelain veneers. Due to their material, they are also more susceptible to permanent staining.

Say Yes to a Beautiful Smile

Whether you choose Composite Bonding or Porcelain Veneers, Dr. Ellison can help you obtain the perfect smile. Our team is dedicated to boosting your confidence through healthy, beautiful teeth. Say yes to a new smile today and schedule your cosmetic dentistry consultation at one of our two convenient Houston area locations. With over 30 years of experience, your smile is in good hands.


Composite Bonding FAQs

The composite resin used in bonding is the same material used in white fillings which is made of a mixture of plastic and glass or ceramic particles, which can be color-matched to blend seamlessly with the surrounding teeth.

Because Composite Bonding does not require removal or shaving down of enamel, it can be performed in one office visit.

Compared to porcelain veneers, which requires a thin layer of enamel be removed, composite bonding is relatively simple. Dr. Ellison may ‘rough up’ the surface of the tooth before the resin is applied.

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