Cosmetic Bonding

Do you want a straighter and whiter smile without using orthodontic appliances or porcelain veneers? Then you will be happy to know that with cosmetic bonding, your smile can be completely transformed, giving you perfect results without having to do any drilling or enamel removal.

Cosmetic bonding is a procedure whereby a tooth-coloured resin material is applied and hardened – with the use of a special light – which ultimately bonds the material to the tooth and restore or improve the individual’s smile. This very conservative form of treatment is proven to attain excellent cosmetic results.

There are many reasons why cosmetic bonding may be considered. These reasons include:

•    To restore chipped and cracked teeth

•    To improve the aesthetics of discoloured teeth

•    To repair teeth that had been decayed

•    To close gaps between teeth

•    To change the shape of teeth

•    To amend the size of teeth

•    To replace amalgam fillings

•    To protect an exposed tooth root.

Although the material used for cosmetic bonding is stain resistant, it does not resist stains as easily as dental crowns, or other restorative dental procedures, nor is it as strong. However, when bonding material chip or crack, it can be repaired with ease. Additionally, cosmetic bonding is among the most straightforward and least expensive of cosmetic dental procedures. Unlike veneers and crowns which have to be manufactured in a lab, cosmetic bonding can usually be done in one office visit – unless several teeth are involved.

To effortlessly improve the appearance of your smile, or to learn more about cosmetic bonding and other restorative dental procedures, contact a dentist in Cape Town.


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