If you currently have gaps between your teeth or have had an accident which has resulted in a chipped or fractured tooth, you may be thinking of ways to repair your tooth and restore your smile. Thankfully, within cosmetic dentistry, there are many cosmetic dental treatments available for patients with a number of dental issues. So if you are interested in investing in a treatment using cosmetic dentistry, by visiting a practice a dental professional will be able to advise you on the various options available for you, in order to repair your teeth and restore your smile.
What is cosmetic dentistry?
Cosmetic dentistry is the area of dentistry which focuses on improving the appearance of an individual’s teeth by using different techniques. These techniques can help with various dental concerns, from improving the colour of your teeth to completely changing either their size or shape. Due to continuous technological advances within cosmetic dentistry, there are now more and more treatments available for any type of dental issue you may experience.
For individuals who have teeth which have either been chipped, broken or are misshapen, cosmetic dental treatment options such as crowns or veneers can be recommended which are able to repair teeth which have been damaged. However, if the idea of having a veneer or a crown does not sound too appealing, another treatment option in cosmetic dentistry which is available for patients offered by dental practices is composite bonding Harley Street.
What is composite bonding?
A dental procedure which aims to either improve the shape, colour or overall appearance of an individual’s tooth, composite bonding in recent years has become an even more popular cosmetic dental treatment.
This treatment, which is also known as tooth bonding or dental bonding, is a swift and pain free experience which generally only requires a patient to visit a dental practice once. It consists of using resin in order to restore teeth without causing any damage and is considered a cheaper option when compared to other treatments such as crowns and veneers.
How does composite bonding work?
Before starting the composite bonding, a dentist will first pick a shade of resin which matches the natural shade of your teeth. The dentist will then work to carefully apply the resin to your teeth and it is then shaped and smoothed over your teeth in order to hide any imperfections and a UV light is used to harden the resin. The results of the composite bonding is a natural looking finish and an improved smile.
The benefits of composite bonding
Composite bonding is a non-invasive treatment which can quickly improve the appearance of your smile without causing damage.
As composite bonding can be used to close gaps in an individual’s teeth, this can also improve their oral health, as food is less likely to become trapped which in turn can cause a build up of bacteria which can ultimately lead to gum disease if not treated.
By maintaining a good oral hygiene regime, composite bonding can last for years before being replaced.