Cosmetic bonding is an exciting technique where specialised tooth-coloured composite material is permanently bonded to your tooth using the latest dental adhesives.
Cosmetic bonding can often take the place of other more invasive treatments which require preparation of your tooth, such as porcelain veneers.
Cosmetic bonding can be used for a wide range of situations such as when a tooth is worn at its biting edge or where it meets your gum, when you have gaps between your teeth or where a tooth is an unusual shape.
Cosmetic bonding is very kind to your teeth. No tooth substance is removed in the bonding process and so, if your cosmetic bonding is later removed, your tooth is just the same as before the treatment.
As with any dental treatment it is important that you are guided by the advice of your clinical team. The good news is that for many situations, cosmetic bonding is a great solution.
Like any dental procedure the chances of long-term success outcome are much greater if your overall dental health is good. It’s important that you have any gum disease stabilised and tooth decay treated before starting any cosmetic dental treatment.
First we need to confirm whether bonding is the best way to treat your teeth. Other alternatives such as traditional orthodontics (where teeth are moved using special brackets and wires bonded to the individual teeth), or Invisalign (where special transparent retainers are used to move your teeth), may be more appropriate for your case.
If cosmetic bonding is the best solution, we’ll then discuss with you exactly what you’d like to achieve from any treatment: for instance, it may be more appropriate to narrow a gap rather than closing it entirely.