COSMETIC RESIN BONDING
This is one of a number of terms used to describe the use of a tooth coloured resin filling material to improve the appearance of teeth. It can be a very conservative and cost-effective way of improving the appearance of chipped, worn and discoloured teeth. Composite resin consists of three components: resin matrix (organic content), fillers (inorganic part) and coupling agents - but we won’t get into the material science here! The material was developed over 50 years ago, and has been widely available for well over three decades. It has evolved into a sophisticated material in it’s bonding processes and versatility.
A description I often give patients is we will ...