What is Cosmetic Bonding?
Simply, it is a technique used to stick tooth-coloured materials to teeth.
How does it work?
Bonding with a composite resin (white filling material) was introduced approximately 50 years ago. The tooth enamel is gently cleaned with a weak acidic gel to prepare the surface before the bonding agent is placed. The dentist will then apply tooth coloured composite resin material in small amounts over a stained, crooked, short, chipped, decayed or broken tooth. A special light is then used to harden and set the material. The material is then polished to perfection. Once complete, the material will look just like natural tooth enamel.
- Results in natural colour
- Predictable aesthetic and functional results
- No drilling of the tooth necessary and therefore no injection required.
- Most cases accomplished in one appointment.
- Reversible in most cases (Bonded composite veneers are reversible)
- No impressions need to be taken and no temporaries are required.
- Future treatment options are wide and varied in most cases.
- Failure is rare and very easy to fix. Can be done directly in the chair therefore reduces costs as cuts out the technicians involvement.
- Suitable for patients of all ages with optimal dental and periodontal (gum) health.