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Cosmetic Dental Bonding

Is Composite Resin Bonding Right for You?

From staining to chipped, cracked, and worn teeth, there are many ways in which a smile may lose its lustre over the years. Even if teeth are healthy overall, one or more cosmetic flaws can easily detract from someone’s confidence in their smile and thus their appearance.

Among aesthetic dental procedures, only a few can match cosmetic dental bonding in terms of the immediate of result and aesthetic improvement. As an alternative to treatments such as porcelain veneers, cosmetic tooth bonding offers similarly outstanding results. While tooth bonding may not last as long or be as natural looking as porcelain veneers, it is definitely value for money.

Cosmetic dental bonding uses thin layers of composite resin material to conceal defects or fill them in, depending on their type, placement, and severity. Because composite resin is similar to enamel in both appearance and durability, it is a great way to cover up or fix individual flaws in teeth. Although teeth bonding can be seen as partially restorative, since it can build upon and replace damaged tissue, it is primarily cosmetic in nature.


Cosmetic Dental Bonding Procedure


The best candidates for bonding are individuals who have healthy teeth and do not expect to undergo restorative treatment in the near future. A cavity, for instance, will likely require the removal of tooth tissue and any restorations with it. We therefore encourage our patients to first ensure good oral and dental health before seeking cosmetic enhancements such as bonding.

Pros; cosmetic Dental bonding is one of the most common and least expensive of cosmetic dentistry procedures. It can usually be done in one short office visit unless multiple teeth are involved. Another advantage to bonding is that compared to veneers and crowns, it requires little to no removal of tooth enamel. Most procedures involving dental bonding do not require anaesthesia.

Cons: The material used in the  bonding technique are not as strong as your real teeth, so biting on fingernails or chewing on pens can actually chip the material. Bonding only lasts a few years before it needs to be repaired and is not as strong as other restorative procedures, such as crowns, veneers, or fillings. It is also not as stain resistant as crowns.

If you would like more information about dental bonding as well as your many other options out there for enhancing the beauty of your smile, be sure to contact the Cosmetic Dentists at Lane Ends Dental Practice on 01772 - 726932 today. Our entire team here looks forward to helping you make the best possible decisions about your dental health and wellness.

A small chip can be a major flaw when it comes to teeth. Even small imperfections draw the eye and can feel uncomfortable against your tongue. And left untreated, some cracks can widen, exposing the inner parts of your tooth to infection. One common treatment for damaged or chipped teeth is the application of porcelain veneers.

Cosmetic tooth veneers are thin ceramic shells applied to the surface of your teeth. They can be coloured and shaped in a variety of ways to match your other teeth and beautify your smile. Once applied, they cover chips and discoloration, replacing them with the appearance of a natural, perfect tooth.

In the past, the first step in applying veneers was to file down the tooth to make room for the new layer of porcelain. But now, with new advanced veneering technology available at Lane Ends Dental Practice , chipped teeth can be covered with ultra thin prepless veneers. These veneers are an exciting new option that allows us to fasten your veneers directly to your enamel without removing any of your natural tooth, making them a perfect choice for anyone concerned about damaging their tooth’s natural structure. They’re especially effective for those who want to enlarge small teeth. With

Porcelain veneers can be used to repair chipped teeth that are located in the smile zone. Porcelain laminate veneers consist of several thin layers of ceramic. Using a special adhesive, the veneers are bonded to the tooth to replace the original enamel. A very small amount of the original tooth enamel (generally less than a millimeter) in preparing for the veneer to create room for a comfortable fit.

Veneers may not be right for everyone. Chipped teeth which have been badly damaged by decay may not be able to hold a veneer, and may need other treatment. But for many people, veneers are a versatile and long-lasting treatment for almost any cosmetic dental problem.

If you are unsatisfied with your smile, or are looking for ways to repair damage to your teeth, call our office to schedule an exam. We are happy to offer more information about veneers and other treatments, so that you can make the choice that’s right for your smile.

Cosmetic Dentistry Procedure

Are you always unhappy with your pictures? Do you avoid having your photos taken?  It could be true for several people who are not happy with their teeth, which one of the most important and noticeable facial features. The two most common reasons for a person to hide their smile are:

  1. They may not like the look of their teeth
  2. They may have undesirable gaps between some teeth.

Irrespective of the reason, our cosmetic dentist would have several different treatment options that could help improve the condition of your teeth. In fact, the earlier you consult a cosmetic dentist, the better. He or she can give you a detailed analysis of what is wrong and what treatments could be undertaken to correct the situation.

Some of the most common corrective cosmetic dentistry procedures to get a smile makeover include:

1- Porcelain Veneers or Crowns for Gaps in Teeth

A common problem with majority of the patients who are worried about their smile is ‘gaps’. At times, people are born with such gaps in their teeth – that is, the problem is genetic. A gap could sometimes indicate a requirement for orthodontia and at other times they occur as a result of teeth which have been lost or damaged.

In both kinds of situations, dental treatments can help minimise or remove the gap completely. In most cases, we would recommend porcelain crowns or porcelain veneers to fill up the space.

2- Dental Implants for Missing Teeth

Some people are shy to smile because of big and unattractive spaces, which are visible in the mouth. These are usually due to some missing teeth. Cosmetic dentists may be able to resolve this problem with dental implants, which could greatly improve your smile. A bridge may also be used to fill up an awkward space.

3- Teeth Whitening

Teeth whitening is one of the most common and affordable cosmetic dentistry treatments. It is a fast, painless and inexpensive means of transforming your smile and making you look younger and healthier. Tooth discolouration can be caused by smoking, drinking coffee, eating some foods, or simply as a result of the natural aging process.

Bleaching, or whitening, teeth to a lighter, natural, shade can promote a more youthful look, and there are many teeth whitening products and treatments available. The most effective, long-lasting and safe methods of teeth whitening are performed by cosmetic dentists.

4- Gum Lifts

Also known as a gingivectomy, a gum lift is a cosmetic dentistry procedure where the gums are reshaped to result in a more aesthetically pleasing smile. In most cases, people will choose a gum lift if they have a ‘gummy’ smile, where the gums have not fully receded after the adult teeth erupt, or in cases where people’s lips allow a lot of gum to show when they smile.

Gum lifts are generally only needed on the front teeth – as these are more visible when smiling and speaking – and technological dentistry advancements have ensured that gum lift treatments are now far less invasive and painful than they have been in the past. Nowadays, cosmetic dentistry professionals use lasers to reshape the gums, resulting in minimal bleeding, and faster healing times.

treatment for sensitive teeth

Sensitive teeth can occur when tooth enamel is lost exposing the inner layer of the tooth called the dentine. Dentine can be exposed by gum recession, abrasion by vigorous brushing or acid erosion. Gum recession can be caused by vigorous brushing, or by poor brushing and not removing plaque deposits on teeth, which can lead to gum disease and gum recession.

When the gums recede, the sensitive dentine at the neck of the teeth can be exposed. Acid erosion can be from our everyday diet and softens the enamel of the teeth. This enamel is then susceptible to being worn away by brushing, which over time, can expose the dentine. Acidic foods and drinks include fruits, fruit juices, salad dressings, soft drinks and sports drinks, wine and alcohol.

Dentine is made up of tiny fluid filled canals which stimulate the nerves in the teeth. When the dentine comes in contact with triggers or stimuli, such as cold and hot foods and drinks, sweet foods, acidic foods and drinks, cold air and abrasion from brushing teeth; fluid within these canals moves rapidly, stimulating nerve endings and causing short, sharp pain.

Sensitive Teeth Treatment

  • Good oral home care including twice daily careful brushing with a soft bristled toothbrush and daily flossing
  • We recommend brushing with an electric toothbrush with a small, soft round head. An electric toothbrush uses the correct technique to prevent over brushing or scrubbing the teeth too hard which can wear the enamel
  • Regular dental visits to remove the tartar that builds up on your teeth and causes gum disease and recession
  • Avoid sugary and acidic foods and drinks between meals which can dissolve the enamel on your teeth, especially in between meals and before bed
  • Use a toothpaste for Sensitive Teeth eg. Sensodyne, Colgate Sensitive, Colgate Pro Relief. These toothpastes have active ingredients that work by depositing a barrier that blocks the exposed canals and preventing the flow of the fluid within the canals that would otherwise cause pain.

Cosmetic Dental team at Lane Ends Dental Practice can help you understand why you have sensitive teeth and how to manage your discomfort.


A smile that perfectly suits your face and makes you look youthful, happy and confident. Who would think that going to the dentist could get your friends and family asking why you look so great? We offer a range of treatments geared specifically towards perfecting and boosting the beautiful smiles of our patients.

you are a great candidate for a Cosmetic Smile Makeover if you feel self conscious because of:

  • Crooked Teeth
  • Worn Teeth
  • Chipped Teeth
  • Spaced Teeth Discolouration

There is a myriad of techniques that can be used to craft your new smile including:

  • Cosmetic Dentistry Teeth Whitening
  • White fillings
  • Veneers
  • Crowns Bridges


When it comes to cosmetic dentistry teeth whitening treatments are as popular as ever. This is because we are constantly facing the appearance of our teeth every day when we look in the mirror. Since we’re always exposed to our teeth, we’re prone to notice imperfections, stains, or yellow teeth.

Should you decide to whiten your teeth, there are two ways to go about it: doing it yourself by purchasing one of the many whitening products available in pharmacies or having it done in a cosmetic dental practice like Lane Ends Dental Practice.

At first glance, whitening your teeth on your own is very tempting: prices are fair, and treatments are quick and simple. There’s also a whole bunch of products available, and it’s easy to find something depending on your needs. However, the safety of such products is sometimes questionable. Some tooth whitening products are filled with abrasive elements that damage teeth enamel, which can lead to long term complications. Moreover, the results of a DIY tooth whitening treatments are less efficient and resilient than teeth whitening performed by a cosmetic dentist.

For this reason, you should consult an experienced dentist prior to whitening your teeth. Do not hesitate to get in touch with Lane Ends Dental Practice for amazing teeth whitening  or to get more information on teeth whitening options.We employ a team of highly-qualified cosmetic dental professionals who are always on top of the latest technology. With their teeth whitening treatments, you’ll soon be able to flash your best smile.