11 May Another way to reshape your teeth
If you are thinking about having cosmetic dentistry, you are not happy with the way your teeth look. If your teeth are damaged or stained, you may think that the only way they can be enhanced is to have veneers. But at Dental Beauty Greenhithe, we have another trick up our sleeve, and that’s cosmetic bonding in London.
What is cosmetic bonding?
Cosmetic bonding is born of white fillings. This material comes as a paste and has been used for several decades now to fill cavities. We put it on in layers and then bond it seamlessly to the teeth, curing it with a UV light and then, when it’s been hardened, shaping it. White fillings can actually have the mounds and valleys of molars shaped into them, giving you back the original chewing surface of your tooth.
We use this same technique to rebuild and cover over teeth that don’t need filling but have been damaged in some other way. Maybe they have chips, cracks or worn edges. Maybe they’ve discoloured and the stains can’t be removed with whitening gel. Sometimes the teeth don’t quite line up with their neighbours but not so much that you want to invest thousands of pounds and months of time in wearing braces to realign them.
How it works
When you choose to have cosmetic bonding in London with us at Dental Beauty Greenhithe, we start by colour matching the bonding material to your teeth. If you are planning to get your teeth whitened, we suggest you do this first as cosmetic bonding material does not respond to whitening gel.
The process of cosmetic bonding in London is very simple. We apply the bonding material to your teeth, shape it, cure it with the UV light and then shape it a bit more. We usually don’t have to remove any of your tooth enamel, as has to happen with veneers so your tooth retains its integrity under the bonding material.
You need to be sensible with your newly bonded teeth. Brush twice daily with a medium to soft brush, and fluoride toothpaste and don’t go trying any crazy bottle opening stunts, or the bonding will chip, just like your tooth enamel would.