Tooth Bonding is a relatively low cost, single-visit procedure whereby a layer of composite is ‘bonded’ to the surface of the tooth.
Bonding is most effective when used to repair minor chips. It can also be used in a veneering procedure conceptually similar to Porcelain Veneers, where instead, a composite material is bonded to the tooth surface to correct a variety of aesthetic problems from color to shape. These ‘Composite Veneers’ are not as colour-staple, and are disadvantaged by lack of durability. They are more likely to chip and stain, and they don’t glow in fluorescent light.
Due to their inherent deterioration over time, Dr. Mahmoud Hassan usually use Composite Veneers as a temporary and diagnostic measure to demonstrate to the patient what can be achieved with Porcelain Veneers.