Cosmetic bonding is a technique involving the skilful sculpting of white (composite) filling material is applied to teeth to restore or improve your smile. In most cases it is used during a mini smile makeover such as to repair chipped teeth, close gaps, to restore shape or size to a tooth, or to disguise discolouration.
Cosmetic bonding can change your smile dramatically in as little as one appointment, meaning anyone can achieve a fabulous smile in as little time as a lunch hour, although more complex cases can take up to 3 visits. Normally no anaesthesia is required for this procedure although certain clinical conditions may require it.
Cosmetic bonding can provide an affordable alternative to other treatments that are more invasive to teeth as well as being more costly and can produce fantastic results, however the technique requires a high level of artistic skill and not all dentists are equally skilled.
The major benefit of this technique is that the tooth underneath remains completely intact and the procedure is normally reversible.
The art of adding tooth-coloured filling material to teeth to alter colour, shape, alignment and general appearance that will make your teeth appear straighter, close gaps and correct imperfections in your smile. This speedy makeover allows you to get rid of minor imperfections without having to undergo lengthy treatment.