Composite, dental bonding is a relatively inexpensive way to make minor dental repairs. Increasingly patients are opting for this as a solution as opposed to alternative methods due to its cost and limited or no tooth preparation requirement. Alongside this, there is usually no need for any local anaesthetic or injections. This makes it a pain-free way to improve your smile.
Dental bonding is a cosmetic dentistry procedure in which a tooth-coloured composite white filling material is applied to a tooth, sculpted into shape, hardened, and polished. It’s called bonding because the material bonds to the tooth. Dental bonding is ideal for small cosmetic dentistry work, such as fixing a broken or chipped tooth or closing small gaps between teeth. Dental bonding is also used as a tooth-coloured filling for small cavities because it’s more cosmetically appealing than silver fillings.
If you have a minor cosmetic dentistry issue — such as a cracked or discoloured tooth, a gap between your teeth, or fillings that show when you smile — dental bonding may help.