The festive season is just around the corner and for many of us, it’s a time of celebration and getting together with friends and family. If you’re eager to look and feel your best this Christmas, you may be looking for ways to address problems like chipped and stained teeth. If this sounds familiar, you’ve come to the right place. With dental bonding, we can give you a stunning new smile in perfect time for Christmas.
What is dental bonding and how does it work?
Dental bonding is a cosmetic dental procedure that aims to improve the overall look of the smile. This is a very versatile procedure that can be used to address a broad spectrum of aesthetic flaws, including staining, chips, worn surfaces and gaps between the smile.
Bonding involves the use of a material called dental composite. This is a tooth-coloured, putty-like substance used to carry out minor repairs and adjustments. Your dentist will choose the shade closest to your natural teeth to achieve optimum aesthetics. They will then apply a small amount of composite to the affected teeth and shape it to fit gaps, cover staining, or repair chips. At this stage, the composite is soft and malleable. When your dentist is happy with the placement of the composite, they will shine a curing light onto it and this will set it firm. Composite is not quite as strong as natural tooth tissue, but it should last a long time. Once the composite has set, your dentist will carry out last minute adjustments.
Dental bonding is a very simple but effective treatment. We can carry out the procedure in a single session and you’ll be able to see the results immediately. For more information, call us now!