A Guide to Cosmetic Bonding

Cosmetic bonding is the name given to the procedure in which the dentist fixes a tooth coloured material to the front of a tooth to improve its appearance. It can also be used as a means of repairing a damaged or defective tooth.

Other uses include acting as an inlay or ‘white filling’, filling in any unsightly gaps in the teeth, reshaping a crooked tooth and acting as part of a smile makeover.

This treatment can be used in a variety of ways but whichever procedure you have the aim with all of them is an improved smile.

‘Why is it called ‘bonding’?’ ‘What does it involve?’ ‘Are there are any disadvantages?’ These are just some of the many questions patients have in regard to cosmetic bonding.

What is cosmetic bonding?

Cosmetic bonding is a cosmetic dentistry technique which is designed to repair damaged or discoloured teeth.

In regard to discolouration, stained teeth can be covered by means of dental veneers, which come in three varieties – ceramic, porcelain and composite bonding.

Cosmetic bonding is also good at hiding gaps between teeth.

The ‘bonding’ part is a type of malleable material, made from resins and fillers which can be reshaped into whatever format is needed. This bonding material is available in a variety of different shades so there is bound to be a shade which matches the colour of your teeth.

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