Dental bonding is a very quick and cost-effective way to repair teeth and can be completed in just one visit to Smile Craft Dental. This procedure uses the very latest composite resins and it is extremely versatile. You may wish to consider bonding your teeth if you have any of the following problems:
- Teeth that are slightly cracked or chipped
- Teeth that have become worn down
- If a tooth is just slightly out of alignment
- To close up or minimise gaps in between your teeth
- To give a tooth a nicer appearance, for example if it is slightly too small or oddly shaped
For this treatment, the composite resin material is applied to the surface of your tooth in tiny increments and is hardened with a special light before being shaped and polished. This material comes in many different shades and translucencies, so quite often our dentists will use a combination of different colours to get the perfect match to your natural teeth.
This treatment is great if you are generally happy with the overall appearance of your teeth and just wish to make a few minor changes. Dental bonding is very non-invasive and it may not even be necessary to have any local anaesthetic for this treatment.
Dental bonding should last for several years before the composite resin needs replacing. This does depend on whether you have any lifestyle habits such as smoking or if you like to drink lots of coffee, tea or red wine as the composite resin can become stained over time.