Cosmetic Bonding

What is Cosmetic Bonding?

Cosmetic bonding can also be known as a Composite Veneer, it is a dental technique that has been used in cosmetic dentistry for many years and can transform your smile with a tooth-coloured filling material. Cosmetic Bonding is a cheaper alternative for a Porcelain Veneer and unlike Crowns and Veneers, it is not manufactured in a dental laboratory.  It is important that you are aware that although the material used is somewhat stain resistant, it does not resist stains as well as porcelain and is not as strong.

Why would I need Cosmetic Bonding?

  • To repair chipped or cracked teeth
  • Close spaces between teeth
  • To restore the shape or size to a tooth
  • To disguise discolouration of teeth
  • To repair decayed teeth (composite resins are used to fill cavities)
  • To make teeth look longer
  • To protect a portion of the tooth’s root that has been exposed when gums recede

How many appointments will I need for Composite Bonding?

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, the length of your appointment will be determined on the complexity and number of teeth requiring treatment.

On the day of treatment, your Dentist/ Dental Therapist 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 artistically moulded and polished to match the shape and colour of your natural teeth.

Should you have any questions about this or any of our treatments, please don’t hesitate to contact us.