Cosmetic bonding can be a fast, minimally invasive and inexpensive way to improve the appearance of your teeth. Composite resin is shaped and moulded onto your teeth to give the appearance of a straighter, whiter smile. It can help to improve the appearance of chipped and stained teeth. Unlike a veneer, cosmetic bonding can be completed in just one appointment.
The dentist will first remove some of the surface enamel to allow them to best shape the composite resin to your tooth. The composite resin is held in place by a bonding agent and is cured with a special light. The dentist will then polish your teeth to ensure that the cosmetic bonding matches seamlessly with your natural teeth.
Advantages of cosmetic bonding
Inexpensive – cosmetic bonding is among the easiest and least expensive cosmetic dental procedures.
Only requires one visit – unlike crowns and veneers that need to be manufactured in a laboratory, this treatment can be completed in one dental visit.
Little tooth enamel removed – cosmetic bonding only requires a tiny amount of the tooth surface too be removed, leaving as much as possible of your natural tooth.
Anaesthesia is not required – unless dental bonding is being used to fill a cavity it will not be necessary for the dentist to give you an anaesthetic.