Dental bonding is a common and simple cosmetic dentistry procedure used by Bristol dentists to repair minor damage to the teeth and improve their overall appearance. Dental bonding, also known as cosmetic bonding, can be used to repair damage caused by cavities, chips and cracks and discolouration, and is very popular because it is really effective and very affordable.
The bonding itself is a tooth-coloured resin that can be shaped before being set hard using the heat of a dental laser. Little preparation is needed before application, with only some minor etching to allow better adhesion to the enamel. Once set, the bonding can be buffed and polished to appear more like the smooth surface of tooth enamel.
There are several major advantages of using dental bonding over other cosmetic dentistry procedures. Unlike veneers and crowns, bonding can be prepared in the surgery during one visit to the dentist. Also unlike veneers and crowns, dental bonding requires little or no removal of tooth enamel so there is no unnecessary damage to the teeth. Another major bonus is that unless filling a cavity, bonding is completely pain-free and requires no anaesthetic.
In some cases dental bonding may not be suitable because of the size of the area needing filling, or the extensive nature of the dental trauma but for small scale repairs and minor cosmetic improvements, dental bonding is the perfect solution. Make an appointment to consult with your dentist to see for yourself the amazing variety of dental problems that can be treated with incredibly versatile dental bonding.