Cosmetic bonding is a dental restoration technique where tooth-coloured composite resin is applied to the outer surface of the front teeth. When it hardens, the resin can be shaped to improve the form and appearance of teeth.
We can enhance the appearance of stained, irregular or chipped teeth and reduce gaps between teeth for a seamless and natural-looking smile. A cosmetic bonding treatment can give great results in just one appointment.
Cosmetic bonding is minimally invasive and requires little preparation of the teeth. The procedure is generally undertaken without the need for an anaesthetic.
Your dentist lightly roughens the surface of the teeth to be treated. The tooth-coloured composite resin is then applied to the tooth, bonding to the surface. A special dental light hardens the resin in a short time. The composite bonding material can then be shaped to give an even and pleasing form and appearance to the teeth.
To finish the treatment, your dentist will polish the surface to match the surrounding teeth. It is a relatively fast procedure with reliable results for a great-looking smile.
Composite bonding can generally last several years, with care. Like natural teeth, damage such as cracking or chipping can occur. It is advisable to avoid biting on hard foods such as ice cubes, nuts and sweets.
Cosmetic bonding can be repaired or replaced as required.
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