Cosmetic Bonding

A composite bonding uses a tooth coloured composite resin for repairing decayed, fractured, chipped, misshaped or discoloured teeth. Bonding can also be used to close spaces between teeth, make the teeth look longer, or change the shape. Bondings can be finished in one visit unlike veneers which have to be made in a laboratory and customised for a proper fit.

The procedure is called bonding because the material literally bonds with the tooth. Bondings can also be used to protect a portion of a tooth’s root called dentine that has been exposed when gums have receded. These areas can become sensitive when eating, drinking and brushing teeth, placing a composite bonding over these areas with protect the natural tooth structure and prevent further damage.

The composite is placed on the tooth in special layers to mimic the different layers in your natural tooth. It is shaped with special instruments to sculpt the material onto the tooth then smoothed and polished to a high shine.