05 Apr

Improve appearance of stained teeth with cosmetic bonding from Central London dentist

Of all the cosmetic dentistry procedures, cosmetic bonding is the most versatile. It can be used to improve the appearance of a number of dental conditions such as chipped teeth and discolouration. It is also used as a bonding agent in a number of other cosmetic treatments such as porcelain veneers and crowns.
Dental bonding is made up of composite resin, which is skilfully mixed to closely resemble the colour of the existing tooth enamel. Cosmetic bonding is such a large part of modern cosmetic dentistry that there are dentists who specialise in the process. Once satisfied with the colour, the Central London dentist will then apply the mixture to the necessary area of the teeth. When treating discolouration and stained teeth, the dentists will evenly spread the bonding thinly across the surface of the teeth to create the impression of cleaner, whiter teeth. The bonding will then be set hard using a dental laser before being buffed and polished to appear like smooth tooth enamel.
In treatments where bonding is used to repair chipped or cracked teeth, the bonding will be applied to teeth that have already been treated with an etching agent for added grip. The bonding is then carefully shaped into the desired shape before being hardened.
Cosmetic bonding is also widely used as a material for fillings. This is replacing the old silver amalgam fillings that have caused controversy due to the presence of mercury. White cosmetic bonding also looks much more aesthetically pleasing than the old style metal fillings. To find out if your teeth could benefit from the many uses of cosmetic bonding, ask your dentist at your next check up appointment.