Bantry Dental
1 Glengarriff Road,
Co. Cork

Tel: 027 55011

Cosmetic Bonding:

Dental bonding is a procedure in which a tooth-coloured plastic material (composite) is applied to a tooth and hardened with a special light which ultimately “bonds” (sticks) the material to the tooth to improve the appearance of a person’s teeth.

Indications for Cosmetic Bonding:

  • To repair chipped or cracked teeth
  • To improve the appearance of discoloured teeth
  • To close gaps/spaces between teeth
  • To make teeth look longer
  • To change the shape of teeth
  • To protect a portion of the tooth’s root that has been exposed when gums recede (this can be tooth coloured or gum coloured)

Advantages of dental bonding:

  • Painless-no need for local anaesthetic
  • Little or no enamel removal is required, thereby leaving your tooth strong and intact.
  • Bonding can be done in one visit.
  • It is among the least expensive of the various cosmetic dental procedures as it does not incur laboratory fees

Disadvantages of dental bonding:

  • Although the material used in dental bonding is somewhat stain resistant, it does not resist stains as well as crowns.
  • Another disadvantage is that the bonding materials do not last as long nor are they as strong as other restorative procedures, such as crowns or veneers.

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