Tooth Bonding & Reshaping

Tooth Bonding and Reshaping are the ideal solution for you if you have

Short or small teeth
Different sized teeth
Gaps between teeth
Decayed front teeth
Discoloured teeth
Tooth bonding is a minimally invasive procedure that allows the dentist to reshape the teeth without the need to cut any of the healthy enamel underneath.
So how does the procedure work? It's simple



To prepare the teeth for bonding, the surface of the tooth is slightly etched to roughen it, which helps the bonding material adhere.



Your dentist will consult with you to choose a composite resin colour that best matches your teeth and apply the tooth-coloured resin to your teeth. It is then ​set with a special light.



The tooth resin is moulded, shaped and polished to achieve the perfect look.



The results will often blend in perfectly for a beautiful smile. To minimise stains to the resin, it’s best to avoid the usual culprits like smoking, red wine, coffee and tea.

Case Study 1: Tooth Bonding & Reshaping


Decayed front teeth resulting in poor aesthetics.
Treatment Options:
Tooth-coloured fillings (in advanced cases, crowns, root-canal or implant replacement)


Option Chosen:
As cavities had not caused substantial damage to the teeth, we were able to repair them using tooth-coloured fillings.

Number of Visits: 1

Case Study 2: Tooth Bonding & Reshaping


Retained primary teeth, missing permanent teeth, uneven gum line, worn enamel at gum line. 
Treatment Options:
Orthodontics, implants and porcelain veneers and crown, or laser gum lift and resin build up.


Option Chosen:
Resin veneers. Tooth bonding.

Number of Visits: 2

Case Study 3: Smile Makeover


Overlap of right central and lateral incisors.
Treatment Options:
Orthodontic treatment, restorative correction.


Option Chosen:
Resin build-up

Number of Visits: 2

*Actual Adelaide Cosmetic Dentistry patients

Tooth Bonding and Reshaping

Tooth bonding and reshaping is a procedure that is commonly used to correct chipped, cracked, discoloured or misaligned teeth and is also effective in closing gaps between teeth. Tooth bonding has many advantages. It allows the dentist to reshape the teeth without the need to cut any of the healthy enamel underneath. This means the treatment can be minimally invasive leaving the teeth intact which is much better for the health of teeth long term. Also, tooth bonding is a simple and quick procedure often allowing us to obtain the desired result in one visit. In addition, tooth bonding is often a better economic option compared to porcelain veneers.

Tooth Bonding Treatments

Tooth bonding treatments, however, can have their limitations. They may not last as long as porcelain restorations and the resin materials used may cause inflammation of the gum if put too close to the gum margin.  In many cases in comparison to tooth bonding, porcelain veneers are a better option long term, especially when using newer materials which require very little amount of tooth cutting. Every case has to be assessed based on its own merits, and sometimes even a mock-up needs to be done to see which option works best.  A consultation with the dentist is essential before you decide on the treatment.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Will they look ‘fake’?

Are resin veneers long lasting?

Will resin veneers break?

Are they reversible?

How long does the procedure take?

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