Bonding is a quick, simple and safe way to repair teeth that have become chipped, fractured or decayed. The procedure is non-evasive and uses a durable composite resin that bonds to the tooth to achieve an effective restoration. The treatment is one of the most affordable and straightforward ways to improve the appearance of your smile.
What are the benefits of Cosmetic Bonding?
Teeth can become misshapen or discoloured for a variety of reasons. The enamel surface is very strong but can be chipped during an accident or damaged by decay. Some teeth can also naturally have gaps between them or be slightly too short.
Cosmetic bonding is a great solution to these problems as it allows teeth to be shaped more attractively. The treatment in very popular as it can be carried out quickly and the bonding material can be matched to the colour of your natural teeth.
There is no preparation necessary for cosmetic bonding and the treatment can usually be completed in a single visit. The dentist will be able to shape the repair during your appointment, unlike some other treatments where impressions are taken and sent away to a laboratory for the restorations to be created.
Your dentist will firstly use a guide to select the right shade of bonding material to closely match to your own teeth. The tooth surface will then be slightly roughened and a conditioning liquid applied to allow the bonding material to best adhere and bond securely to the tooth. The composite resin is then applied to the tooth and your dentist will mould it into the appropriate shape. UV light is then used to harden the resin before is finally trimmed and polished.
Cosmetic bonding is typically painless and doesn’t require an anaesthetic in the majority of cases. An example exception would be when the repair is to a tooth damaged by decay. Your dentist will keep you fully informed of what is involved before proceeding with any treatment.
We aim to ensure our prices are as affordable as possible and competitive compared to other dentists in Bristol. Please call 0117 989 8600 to speak to a member of our team about cosmetic bonding.