Cosmetic bonding is a dental procedure in which a tooth-coloured composite material is applied to teeth to restore or improve person’s smile. In most cases it is used to repair chipped teeth, close gaps, to restore shape or size to a tooth, or to disguise discolouration.
The great thing about cosmetic bonding is that anaesthesia is often not necessary at all and just one visit is required to carry out the treatment. Using the latest materials and techniques we are able to match not only the colour of your teeth but also the translucency and surface anatomy of your teeth to ensure the end result is so perfect you would never know bonding had been carried out at all. Bonding requires a high level of artistic skill and not all dentists are equally skilled.
On the day of your treatment, our dentist will clean your teeth and evaluate the colour to ensure a perfect match. The surface of the tooth is then prepared with an acidic gel to allow the resin to adhere properly to the tooth. Once set, the resin is moulded and polished to match the shape and colour of your natural teeth.
The bonding will last according to how it is looked after and the type off resin used. Lifestyle choices like smoking can affect the colour and the longevity as with natural teeth.
Should you have any questions about this or any of our treatments, please don’t hesitate to contact us. Why not make an appointment to see one of our treatment coordinators? They will talk you through the process in detail, show you before and after photographs and elay any fears you may have.