Cosmetic Tooth Bonding in London
If you're looking for a fast, minimally invasive and inexpensive option for a beautiful smile, then bonding may be right for you.
Dr Rhona Eskander provides composite bonding treatment at Chelsea Dental Clinic in London. If you're interested in cosmetic tooth bonding and want to have a consultation with a tooth bonding dentist in London, please contact Dr Rhona Eskander.
Tooth Bonding Before and After
This patient was treated with Invisalign to start, then teeth whitening followed by composite bonding.
This treatment is one of my favourite transformations. We started with Invisalign to get the teeth in the right position, then teeth whitening followed by composite bonding.
This result was achieved with a combination of several treatments, including Invisalign, teeth whitening and composite bonding.
FAQs About Tooth Bonding
What Is Composite Bonding?
Composite bonding is a cosmetic technique wherein a type of dental material, in this case, composite resin, is shaped and moulded on your teeth to give the appearance of a straighter, whiter smile. It can be used as a cosmetic solution to chipped teeth, gapped teeth and staining in both teeth and fillings.
Unlike porcelain veneer placement, which can take more than two visits, composite resin bonding can be completed in one appointment. It also doesn't involve damage or cutting down of the teeth.
Who is a Fit for Composite Bonding?
Composite resin bonding isn't for everyone. If your smile is crooked as the result of an over or underbite, this treatment won't serve to correct it. Instead, speak with your dentist to determine if more in-depth work is needed, like adjusting your bite or any complex chips or gaps in your teeth. Bonding is primarily for those who seek a cosmetic solution for teeth that are otherwise healthy.
What to Expect During Your Visit?
Tooth bonding often starts with the removal of some surface enamel, allowing the dentist to best shape the composite resin to your tooth, followed by the application of the bonding agent. However in most cases we do not cut down the teeth at all.
Your dentist will then add the composite resin, cure it with a special light and finish by polishing your teeth. Because the process involves a high level of technique for a natural mould and shape, it's best to work with a dentist who has experience in this area.
What Aftercare is Needed?
Having bonding requires maintenance so you'll need to see your dentist for regular check ups. The teeth are also prone to chipping and staining. You should avoid biting down on particularly hard foods or ice to prevent cracking.
If you're interested in achieving a brighter smile, composite resin bonding is a great option. Be sure to take care of your other oral necessities, first, to ensure your natural smile is healthy inside and out.