Is your smile not what it used to be?
Even though our teeth are naturally strong, it sometimes doesn’t take much for a chipped, cracked or broken tooth to make its presence known. And whilst it may be true that these minor dental imperfections have several risk factors, such as teeth grinding and tooth decay, there’s every chance that you’ll end up playing host to a damaged tooth at some point in your life.
Fear not. At Aurora Dental, our professional, friendly team has many years of experience in performing cosmetic bonding procedures and can make use of a range of sophisticated techniques in order to restore your broken or damaged tooth to its former glory.
Cosmetic bonding, which is also known as dental bonding or composite bonding, is a quick and easy procedure used by dentists to repair chipped, cracked or damaged teeth. It can also be used to cover deep staining, discolouration and gaps, as well as lengthening teeth that may be shorter than the rest.
Many patients benefit from composite bonding as it restores the ability to chew properly and prevents further damage that could affect surrounding teeth.
Once your suitability for cosmetic bonding has been determined via a pre-treatment consultation, your dentist will start by choosing a composite resin that matches the shade of your teeth. This is then applied to the affected tooth (or teeth) with the help of a bonding agent. After this has been shaped to create a pleasing appearance, a curing UV light is used to harden the resin. The resin is then polished to achieve a flawless finish.
In many instances, cosmetic bonding takes between 30-60 minutes. The procedure is largely painless and you will be able to go about your day as normal immediately after treatment.
As the resin used in your cosmetic bonding procedure has been made to resemble the natural shade of your teeth, people shouldn’t be able to tell that you’ve had any work done. You can choose to point this out, of course, but we’ll leave that up to you!
With the right care and attention, the effects of composite bonding can last for up to ten years. This means that you should avoid chewing on anything other than food (we often find that many people chew on pens), resist the temptation to eat hard or sugary foods and practice good oral hygiene (regular brushing and flossing) every single day.
If you’re a smoker or frequently drink red wine, you also run the risk of staining your bond. We, therefore, advise indulging in these things in moderation to prolong the appearance of your smile.
Discover what cosmetic bonding can do for you by booking a consultation with our experts today. Here, you will be able to discuss your requirements and agree on a bespoke treatment plan to completely transform your teeth and achieve the smile of your dreams.
We look forward to meeting you soon.
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