There are many cosmetic dentistry procedures that use complex procedures to produce stunning results. Porcelain veneers for example use ceramic caps cemented to the teeth to completely restore the appearance of worn, discoloured or uneven teeth. But one of the most widely used and most favoured cosmetic dentistry treatments is also one of the simplest.
Cosmetic bonding is made up of a composite resin that is mixed to closely resemble the colour of the existing tooth enamel. When satisfied with the colour of the resin, the dentist can then apply it to the necessary area of the teeth in a number of different ways to improve the cosmetic appearance.
One of the most common uses for cosmetic bonding is to fill dental cavities. Unlike traditional filling material, which is made of silver amalgam and is metallic in appearance, bonding looks like real tooth enamel and is much more aesthetically pleasing. Bonding can be used in a similar way to repair teeth that have been damaged by cracks or chips. The bonding is sculpted to the desired shape before it is set firm with the heat of a dental laser. This makes the bonding firm and protects the teeth from further damage while restoring its appearance.
Cosmetic bonding is also widely used in other ways, for example, as part of the veneer process to cement the veneer or dental crown into place. However, it can also be used as a substitute for veneers, being thinly applied to the surface of the teeth to cover any areas of discolouration or make the teeth appear more even. This is just as effective and also significantly cheaper than porcelain veneers. City of London dentists are widely skilled in all the areas and uses of cosmetic bonding and can advise you on how it could benefit the appearance of your teeth.