Cosmetic Bonding Explained

Cosmetic bonding is one of the most effective cosmetic procedures around, but what exactly is it and who can it benefit?

What is cosmetic bonding?

Cosmetic bonding, also known as composite bonding, is a cosmetic dental treatment that uses dental composite to make aesthetic changes to the teeth. Bonding can be used to re-shape the teeth, repair chips, smooth jagged and worn surfacesand decrease the size of gaps between the teeth. At room temperature, composite is soft and malleable and your Clifton Dental Studio dentist will use their skill and creativity to shape it to correct imperfections. There are various shades of composite available and we will choose the closest match to your natural teeth for the best possible aesthetic. Once treatment is finished, you won’t be able to tell the difference between the composite and your natural tooth structure.

When the composite is in the right place and your dentist is happy with the new aesthetic, they will set it firm using a curing light. This doesn’t hurt in any ways and it only takes a minute. You can simply relax and all you need to do is pop on some goggles to protect your eyes.

Is cosmetic bonding painful?

Cosmetic bonding is not painful at all and there’s usually no need for any form of anaesthetic. Treatment is usually complete within an hour and you’ll see an amazing difference straightaway. Even though it may feel like hardly anything has been done to your teeth, the impact of even the most minor changes to individual teeth can be massive on the overall look of your smile.

If you like the sound of dental bonding, now is the perfect time to book an appointment and enjoy a dazzling smile in time for the summer! This treatment is rapid, simple and pain-free and it will completely transform your smile and ensure that you feel confident whenever your pearly whites are on show.