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Cosmetic bonding

Cosmetic Bonding

Conservative and cost-effective treatment

Affordable and natural-looking solution for chipped teeth, gaps, and stains

What is Cosmetic Bonding?

Cosmetic dental bonding is a popular procedure that conveniently and effectively enhances the appearance of your teeth. Falling under the umbrella of cosmetic dentistry, it offers a versatile solution to cost-effectively address a variety of dental concerns. If you have chipped teeth, gaps, stains, or other imperfections, cosmetic bonding offers a faster solution than porcelain veneers for achieving noticeable and satisfying results.

With this technique, a seamless transition is created between the tooth-coloured filling material and the natural tooth. This enhances both the appearance and function of the tooth, resulting in a restoration that closely resembles the original tooth.

Conservative and cost-effective solution

In most cases, cosmetic bonding is an additive procedure, meaning that it requires minimal to no tooth reduction. A tooth-coloured material is applied to the existing tooth structure, ensuring maximum preservation of your natural tooth. Conserving the natural tooth not only makes cosmetic bonding a highly attractive option for oral health reasons, but it is also typically more affordable than alternative treatments such as porcelain veneers or crowns.

Versatility in addressing cosmetic concerns

Cosmetic bonding is a versatile treatment that can address a range of cosmetic concerns. From repairing a single fractured tooth to closing gaps between teeth or even undergoing a complete smile makeover, cosmetic bonding offers a solution for many aesthetic issues.

Some common issues that can be resolved with cosmetic bonding include chipped or cracked teeth, small gaps between teeth, misaligned tooth shapes, and discolourations or stains.

Process of cosmetic bonding

The cosmetic bonding process typically involves the following steps:

Consultation and assessment: A qualified dentist or cosmetic dentist will evaluate your dental concerns, discuss your desired outcomes, and determine if cosmetic bonding is suitable for your case.

Tooth preparation: In most cases, minimal preparation or tooth reduction is required. The tooth’s surface may be roughened, and a conditioning gel may be applied to enhance bonding.

Cosmetic Bonding

Colour matching: We will carefully select a tooth-coloured filling material that matches the shade of your natural teeth, ensuring a seamless blend.

Application and shaping: The bonding material, often a composite resin, is applied to the tooth and shaped to achieve the desired appearance. The dentist skilfully sculpts and contours the material to create a natural and aesthetically pleasing result.

Bonding and curing: Once the material is in place, a dental curing light is used to bond and harden it. This process ensures the material adheres securely to the tooth surface.

Polishing and finishing: The bonded area is polished to achieve a smooth texture and a natural sheen that matches the surrounding teeth.

Long-lasting results and maintenance

With proper maintenance, cosmetic bonding can provide a long-lasting solution for your dental concerns. However, it’s important to maintain good oral hygiene practices, such as regular brushing, flossing, and routine dental visits. Avoiding habits that can damage the bonded material, such as chewing on ice, pens, or opening packages with your teeth.

Although cosmetic bonding is durable, the lifespan of the bonding material will vary with individual factors such as oral hygiene habits, dietary choices, and bite forces. Regular follow-up appointments with your dentist will ensure that the bonded teeth are performing as intended and any necessary touch-ups or repairs completed.

Cosmetic bonding
before and After

Functional & cosmetic bonding
Functional & cosmetic bonding
Before dental treatment
After dental treatment

Would cosmetic bonding be a suitable option for me?

Cosmetic bonding can be an effective solution for a number of dental concerns, and can improve your overall smile within a short period of time. It is a suitable option for most patients given its ultra conservative nature.You might be a suitable candidate for cosmetic bonding if you currently have:

  • Chipped or fractured teeth
  • Crooked teeth
  • Teeth that are stained
  • Teeth that show crack lines
  • Undesirably small sized teeth
  • Teeth that are damaged or show signs of wear
  • Gaps or spacing between your teeth

If you feel that your teeth resemble any of these descriptors and would like to see a significant improvement to your teeth and/or smile, cosmetic bonding could be the treatment that is right for you. Cosmetic bonding is certainly a popular option among our patients at Dental Crafted.

Whether you are concerned about any aspect of your dental health, or simply looking to refresh your smile, Dr Cipriani can help you thrive. His AIDE process will help assess your specific dental concerns, discuss your goals, and provide personalised recommendations. Choose a well-trained dentist with expertise in cosmetic bonding to ensure optimal results and satisfying long term results.

If you’d like to get acquainted with our unique dental solutions, Dental Crafted invites you to book a consultation. To get in touch today, give us a call or an SMS on 0423 687 331.