Are you one of those people who hide or disappear into the background when a friend gets their camera out? Are you conscious of a chipped tooth or worried that your smile looks unhealthy because some of your teeth are slightly worn? If so, the good news is that there is an amazing treatment, which takes less than an hour, which can transform your broken, worn down teeth into a gorgeous new smile.
Cosmetic bonding is not as well-known as treatments such as whitening or veneers, but it really packs a punch when it comes to creating an amazing smile. It is very common for the teeth to become chipped or worn, but you don’t need to put up with feeling self-conscious about your smile. Cosmetic bonding is a versatile treatment, which involves using dental composite to repair and re-shape the teeth and improve the overall look of the smile.
For all those that dread going to the dentist, the beauty of this treatment is that it only takes one hour and it is completely painless. Most patients do not have any anaesthetic before treatment and you will be able to see the results as soon as you look in the mirror after treatment.
Your dentist will use their creativity and skill to shape the dental composite, which is matched to the shade of your teeth. Composite is moulded while still in malleable, putty form and this enables the dentist to perform a number of different actions, from filling in a chipped tooth and building up a worn tooth, to making the gap between two of the teeth smaller. Once the dentist is happy with the position of the dental composite, it is hardened using a light source.
After the composite has set, your dentist will make any final adjustments and you will be good to go with your new smile!