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.
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.