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Dental bonding

Natural flaws covered completely

The big day looms. The flowers and the Wedding Photographer are booked. You've bought your dress and ordered the cake. You look in the mirror and long for the perfect smile. Not what you see? Don't worry, it's not too late. Dental bonding will save the day!

What exactly is dental bonding?

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 is bonding used for?

What makes bonding so special is its versatility of use in many diferent cosmetic dentistry procedures.

  • It can be used for filling cavities or replacing existing metal fillings.
  • Often used in the repair of broken or damaged teeth.
  • Closing the gap or gaps between existing teeth.
  • Reshaping of existing teeth damaged through decay or accident.

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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.

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The Procedure

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.