When you have cosmetic issues with your teeth, either they are discoloured, chipped or uneven, there are many dental procedures that can restore their appearance. However, there is one treatment that stands out as being one of the most versatile and effective. Dental bonding involves using a composite resin to reshape, recoat and repair teeth that are cosmetically damaged. But it doesn’t end there. Bonding can also be used to fix veneers and crowns to damaged teeth, acting as an adhesive as well as providing an extra layer of protection.
The bonding process starts with the Central London dentist preparing the teeth. This involves cleaning them and making sure they are free from any debris. They will then apply an etching agent to the surface of the tooth to provide more grip. The resin will have already been mixed to closely match the colour of the existing teeth. The dentist then applies the resin and shapes into the desire position. When satisfied they can then use the heat of a dental laser to set the resin firm before buffing and polishing it to make it resemble tooth enamel.
Cosmetic bonding is very versatile and can be used for many different procedures and treatments. One of the most common is to cover areas of discolouration that are spoiling the appearance of the teeth. A thin layer is applied to the necessary area covering any stains and giving the teeth a more even white appearance. It can also be used to restore the appearance of chipped or broken teeth, filling cracks and rebuilding areas of enamel that may have been lost in an accident.