Bonding is the term used by dentists when a tooth coloured composite filling material is placed, or ‘bonded’ onto the tooth surface, to alter the shape or contour of the existing tooth. This technique is excellent to restore a small chip or defect on a tooth, or to close an unsightly gap between two teeth. It is probably one of the most conservative of all cosmetic dental treatments practiced today. That is because tooth bonding involves minimal alteration to the original tooth enamel, is reversible if none of the enamel is removed, and the results are seen immediately. It is particularly useful for younger patients. At its extreme, whole veneers can be made out of bonded composite.

The images below show examples of treatments available at Atkinson Brignall Caring Dentistry

You may also like to visit our White fillings page and Composite veneer page.

Bonding in combination with an implant crown.
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Bonding to cover the surface irregularity caused by acid erosion
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Bonding to restore a fractured incisor in a child, due to trauma
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Bonding to repair broken teeth with worn and damaged old fillings
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