Bonding is a composite resin filling placed in the back teeth as well as the front teeth. Basically, by applying a thin coating of a plastic material on the front surface of your teeth, bonding will cover any natural flaws.
We will then apply a bonding material and sculpt, colour and shape it to provide a pleasing result. A high-intensity light then hardens the plastic, and the surface is finely polished.
What makes bonding so special is its versatility of use in many diferent cosmetic dentistry procedures.
By using dental composite resin bonding we can restore chipped or broken teeth, fill in gaps and reshape or recolour your teeth to give you a beautiful smile.
The first part of the procedure will involve your cosmetic dentist injecting a local anaesthetic into the gum nearest tooth that is going to be treated to ensure that you do not experience any pain. As the composite needs a clean surface to which to bond, your cosmetic dentist will ensure that the tooth is cleaned they will scrape away any debris and build up of tartar. We keep the tooth dry by surrounding it with cotton padding and then shape or roughen it using a specialist tool.
In order to provide a better surface for the dental composite resin to fix to the tooth is treated with an acid based gel solution, The composite resin is applied to the prepared tooth and a special light gun device is used which activates the composite resin and allows it to harden and set quickly. Many thin layers of between 1 and 2 mm are built up until the final layer when they will finish with polishing of the composite resin until your cosmetic dentist achieves the desired look and feel.