One of the most popular procedures today is bonding, also referred to as a composite restoration. Thanks to recent advances in technology, a wide variety of bonding materials are available. Relatively low-cost and sturdy, these tooth-colored fillings can be placed within any region of the dentition and can work well for patients of all ages.
Shallow carious lesions are generally treated with this method of tooth restoration. Owing to the durability of the materials used, composite fillings successfully restore missing tooth structure and provide pleasant aesthetics. The color can be perfectly matched to the hue of existing teeth, thereby allowing the patient to smile with confidence.
Because of the porous nature of the resin material, the bonding may become discolored over time, requiring periodic replacement, especially if the patient’s oral habits include smoking, tea or coffee drinking and regular wine consumption. Special care at home is suggested to retain the appearance of composite fillings.