There is a lot of hype about cosmetic dentistry in the media, but you don’t need to spend thousands of pounds or have a famous face to get a great smile. Cosmetic bonding is one of the lesser known cosmetic dental treatments, but it is one of the most effective and the good news is that it is affordable and quick!
What is cosmetic bonding?
It is a cosmetic procedure designed to make small changes to the appearance of the teeth in order to create a more attractive smile. Although the procedure is short and the changes are fairly minor, the impact is huge and you’ll be amazed at the difference a short period of time with your dentist can make.
Cosmetic bonding is where bonding material (similar to putty) is used to repair teeth, patch up any problems and improve the look of the smile. Problems that can be addressed with cosmetic bonding include chipped teeth, gaps between the teeth and worn teeth.
What does cosmetic bonding involve?
The procedure usually takes less than an hour. Your dentist will use their experience and expertise to mould the dental putty for repairing chipped teeth and closing gaps between the teeth. The putty is soft and can be shaped easily. Once your dentist is happy with the new look of the smile and the placement of the bonding material, they will use a powerful light source to set the putty firm. Your dentist will then make any final adjustments to ensure a perfect finish.
Is cosmetic bonding painful?
This is not a painful procedure and in the majority of cases, there is no need for anaesthetic or injections. Some people find it slightly uncomfortable when the teeth are smoothed and the bonding material is applied, but there should be no pain and most cases are complete within one hour.
Cosmetic bonding is the ideal treatment for people who are unhappy with their chipped or worn teeth or for people who would love the gap between their teeth to be a little smaller and less noticeable. The procedure can make a huge difference to the overall look of your smile and you will soon be smiling with bags of confidence. For more information on our cosmetic bonding procedure, please contact the team at Advance Dental Clinic in Chelmsford.