Cosmetic Contouring & Bondings
Bonding is an advanced treatment that has been made possible by developments in the space programme. It is an extremely versatile technique that enables a multiplicity of minor cosmetic problems to be solved.
Bonding is a simple technique that involves moulding and shaping a putty-like substance onto the tooth and then curing it with ultraviolet light.
This very hard substance is contoured and polished until the desired finish is achieved. It requires much skill to match the colour and shape of the tooth exactly so it looks natural, but the results are remarkable.
- No injections
- Very versatile
- Fast results
- Relatively inexpensive
- Can chip or stain
- Cannot be used on very discoloured teeth
Number of appointments: Usually one
Duration of treatment: Varies according to the number of teeth being treated. Approximately half an hour per tooth.
Life expectancy: Approximately 3-5 years, after which time bonding may begin to discolour and stain.
Recommended uses: A variety of minor problems e.g. closing gaps and repairing chips.