If you have a small gap between your teeth and you don’t want to go through the intensive process of wearing braces, we have a quick and simple cosmetic solution, which will have your smile looking flawless in no time! Allow us to introduce cosmetic bonding.
What is cosmetic bonding?
Cosmetic bonding is a procedure, which is commonly used to reduce the size of a gap between two teeth and repair chipped and worn teeth. The process uses putty-like dental composite, which is also used to fill cavities, to build up worn surfaces, add structure to chipped teeth and fill in spaces between the teeth.
Composite can be matched to the shade of the teeth and it comes in putty form, which means that it is malleable, so your dentist can shape and mould it to suit your needs. Once your dentist has used their skill to carry out repairs and improve the aesthetic of the teeth, the composite is set hard using a curing light. Once the composite is hard, it is strong and durable and should last a long time.
How long does treatment take?
One of the major benefits of this treatment is the short timeframe; usually, the procedure is complete within the hour and there is no pain involved so you won’t need any anaesthetic; this means you don’t need to worry about taking the rest of the day off or dealing with the unpleasant numb feeling left behind by local anaesthetic.
What are the alternatives?
The alternatives for gaps between the teeth are orthodontic treatment or veneers, both of which are more invasive, more time consuming and more expensive. If you’ve got a chipped tooth or an unsightly gap in your smile, cosmetic bonding is an excellent solution! Call us today to find out more and arrange a consultation; we can go through the treatment options with you and you’ll be smiling with confidence in no time!