Aesthetic Dentistry

Beautiful, Healthy and Functional Teeth

Bonding is a technique-sensitive restorative procedure for teeth that are chipped, cracked, discoloured or misarranged. A dental composite material that mimics tooth structure is applied to the surface of a tooth, where it is then sculpted into shape, contoured and polished, making it invisible.

Bonding often serves as an inexpensive and effective restoration for small chips and cracks in the teeth and for closing small gaps. Adjustments to the shape and colour of a tooth can also be obtained.

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Bonding by Dr Deon de Villiers

How Does It Work?

The tooth is prepared for the procedure by lightly etching the surface and then applying a bonding liquid. Once the liquid sets, a plastic resin that has been shaded to blend with your tooth's colour, is applied and sculpted into the desired shape by the dentist. After hardening the resin with a curing light, the resin is trimmed, smoothed, and polished to a natural appearance.

Considerations: The bonding procedure can often be completed in a single office visit and can significantly improve the appearance of a tooth. However, since the plastic resin used is not as strong as your natural tooth enamel, it is more likely to stain, chip, or break than natural teeth. If damage does take place, it is relatively easy to repair in one visit. Bonding typically lasts three to five years before repair is needed.

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Professional Procedures

Restore the gleam to your natural pearly whites for a rejuvenated smile.
Custom-designed ceramic shells for more severe cases of wear, damage, uneven alignment or spacing.
A restoration to replace missing teeth. False teeth are attached to crowns on the neighbouring teeth.
Artificial replacement of a tooth's root, allowing missing teeth to be replaced with attractive crowns.

 More Preferred Procedures

A minimally invasive restorative procedure for chipped, cracked, discoloured or misarranged teeth.
A minimally invasive porcelain restoration similar to veneers, but for the back teeth.
Corrects crooked or overcrowded teeth using fixed or removable orthodontic appliances.

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A modern filling option, customised to match the shade, texture and translucency of your natural teeth.
The solution when a tooth has broken or become significantly weakened due to decay or fillings.
A gum reshaping cosmetic procedure to correct a ‘gummy' smile