What is cosmetic bonding?
- repairing a chipped or fractured tooth
- hiding discolouration
- building up teeth to make them appear longer or wider
The advantages of using cosmetic bonding are that it can be completed within a single visit to our practice, often without the need for anaesthesia and it is one of the least expensive, most natural looking finishes which can be matched very closely to your existing teeth. In brief, the process includes the selection of the correct shade, the application of the resin to the tooth which is hardened using an ultraviolet light and then shaped and smoothed to match the natural lustre of the existing teeth.
In comparison to dental veneers, cosmetic bonding is a far less invasive and cost-effective solution which merely improves on your natural smile.
No, not at all. Cosmetic bonding is a straightforward procedure which can be completed in a single visit, mostly without any need for anaesthesia or pain relief.
No, the process of cosmetic bonding only builds upon the existing tooth and therefore if necessary the resin can be removed leaving the tooth exactly how it was originally.