So just what exactly is bonding I hear you ask?
Bonding is when tooth-coloured resin material (composite filling material) is placed onto a tooth using an adhesive bonding agent and set with a high intensity light.
Why might you have bonding?
It is a fantastic, non-invasive way to improve the appearance and/or shape of your teeth. For example, discoloured fillings can be tidied up, teeth can be built up if they have been worn down, gaps can be filled and the shape of a tooth can be altered using this technique.
Does it look natural?
Absolutely! Composite filling material comes in a variety of natural tooth shades and opacities to mimic the naturally occuring layers of the tooth. The dentist would match the filling material to your own teeth to ensure the best possible result.
Is it expensive?
Bonding is one of the least expensive options to improve the appearance of your teeth and it usually requires only one visit. Treatment is priced on application, but most patients will come in for a free of charge consultation to see if it is a suitable option for them.
Chew on these fun facts!
In December we showed you how to floss like a boss. If you do, you are far less likely to get tooth decay in between your teeth and have fresher breath.
Brushing your tongue is another great way to ensure that your breath is nice and fresh – as 90% of bad breath is due to a dirty tongue.
Try brushing the surface of your tongue with your toothbrush or using a tongue scraper and see what comes off!