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How Dental Veneers Can Give You a Revitalised Smile in Just One Day

Are you desperate for a brilliant, beautiful smile? Are you in a hurry? If so, we have good news! With dental veneers, we can revitalise and revive your smile in just one day!

About dental veneers

Often, veneers are made from ceramic materials, such as porcelain, but it’s also possible to transform the smile using veneers made from composite. Composite is a tooth-coloured material, which is also used for aesthetic bonding and white fillings. Composite is a cheaper option than porcelain veneers and the treatment process is also less invasive and much faster.

The advantages of composite veneers

Composite veneers offer an array of advantages, especially for those who long for rapid results. As composite veneers can be bonded directly onto the tooth surface, treatment only involves one session. There’s no need to prepare the tooth surface to make room for the new veneers and the tooth structure remains intact. Usually, veneers are placed over a period of 2-3 weeks, but with composite veneers, we can produce results in a single day.

Composite veneers are also a cheaper option than porcelain and ceramic veneers like Lumineers. If veneers are not affordable, composite veneers may represent an attractive., affordable alternative.

Dental veneers can be used to tackle a number of imperfections, such as discolouration, uneven and worn edges, gaps between the teeth and chips. When you’ve got dental veneers, hopefully, you’ll love showing off your new smile and you’ll feel much more confident about having your teeth on display.

Why You Should Choose Cosmetic Bonding

Composite bonding is a thin layer of filling made from composite resin. This can be bonded to teeth at the front or back, with the ability to build up teeth worn down by decay, fill small gaps and cosmetically correct such imperfections as stains and crookedness. It is a relatively long lasting treatment and the bonding is accomplished quickly for maximum effect within one or two appointments.

The presence of minor gaps or small but noticeable unevenness between teeth can be irritating for many people, and they may not wish to consider braces or other slow-working aligners to treat these problems. Cosmetic bonding is a simple way to close small gaps and cover imperfections, including chips, gum recession, discoloration and grooves or pits in the teeth, to boost confidence and create a more attractive smile. The treatment also boasts discretion and naturalness, as the colour of the material is matched to the patient’s teeth.

A thin coat of etching solution is carefully applied to the front surface of the imperfect teeth. This makes tiny rough dips in the enamel and thus enables the resin to bond properly. The dentist then adds the composite resin bonding substance over the top and uses a strong light to fix the bonding to the teeth, hardening the material in minutes. When all necessary layers are complete and hardened, the dentist skilfully sculpts for the best and most natural looking results. The teeth are finished with polishing, and the procedure should last between 1 and 2 hours.

The bonding material is porous, which means that air can move freely through the material. In time, smokers who have undergone this procedure will find that these bonds are likely to turn yellow in colour. This may not be a problem if the surrounding teeth match this colour, but if aesthetic considerations are important then smokers should first talk to their dentists about this issue.

Regular silver fillings generally last for approximately 7 years, but the resin composites are designed for strength and so endure general wears and tears. The bonding should last between 7 and 11 years, though it is important to note that, as with all cosmetic dentistry treatments, maintaining your own oral hygiene habits is paramount in keeping the bonding in the best condition.

The Magic of Cosmetic Bonding

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.

The Wonderful World of Composite Bonding

Composite bonding is a way of effectively treating teeth that are broken, chipped or stained. It is a simple yet effective method of repairing teeth and is less expensive than other costly procedures.

Treatment can usually be successfully administered in just one appointment with one of our dentists in Chelmsford. Prior to treatment, the tooth will be prepared by a gentle roughening of the part that will be treated. The dentist will then use a specialist gel to etch the surface of the tooth before applying the resins and bonding primers. They will then place the bonding composite and shape the material so that an attractive, even tooth is created.

The bonding material

The bonding material is made up of acrylic resins containing mineral fillers and ingredients that are activated by light (known as ‘photo initiators’). When it is placed on the tooth, the consistency is similar to a paste and then hardened through the use of an intense light beam.

The bonding material may be moulded and sculpted, allowing the dentist to create a perfect shape. In many cases, a few layers of the material will be used to recreate the translucency and colour of a natural tooth. When the dentist is satisfied with the bonding results, they will then give the tooth a shine by polishing it.

Composite bonding requires a dentist to use immense artistry and skill so it is vital to select a dentist with cosmetic dental experience and the necessary qualifications.

Bond Your Way to Success!

At some point most of us have at least thought about getting some form of cosmetic dentistry done, be it something as simple as whitening teeth or a more drastic option such as a full smile makeover. But when it comes to cosmetic dentistry, just what is your best bet?

Obviously it depends on what work you actually want doing. Getting Invisalign braces fitted for example, would not be useful if you wanted your teeth whitened and while it can’t be used for everything, cosmetic bonding has been hailed by many as the “ultimate smile makeover”.

What is it?

Cosmetic bonding has gained its reputation largely because of its ability to improve the aesthetics of a tooth or teeth that have multiple issues, whereas most cosmetic dentistry treatments focus on one problem only. Cosmetic bonding is able to help broken, chipped, misshapen and stained teeth. This is done by fixing a material on the front of the tooth or teeth. The material is then coloured to match your other teeth and gives the appearance of natural teeth, without the problems they originally had.

The treatment and process

Cosmetic bonding is essentially a very simple process. Before the material is placed on the tooth, each one is filed and shaped slightly so the bonding can be implemented properly. The material – which is usually made of acrylic resins in a gel-like form – is added after the colour has been adjusted to match the surrounding teeth. Light is then shone intensely on the area to dry and harden the gel before being polished. Once this is done, your teeth will have the same appearance as they did before.

The treatment itself takes just one visit and understandably varies depending on how many teeth are to undertake the treatment and the condition of them

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Cosmetic bonding is a diverse treatment that can be used in many cases. But, if an alternative is required and the teeth in question are not severely damaged, then something as simple as braces may be an alternative, but these obviously take a longer time to take effect.

The wonderful art of Cosmetic Bonding wins over Colchester

It is magical when people get passionate about their work and there is nothing better than seeing the fruits their labour and their art: dentists too have an incredible love for their work, especially when it comes to turning around a jaded, nay, even ugly smile for their patients. Often the teeth can fade with age and become discoloured- gaps can begin to show, length can diminish and gums can start to recede….not pretty. However, the cosmetic dentists have a lovely little trick they can use to thwart all of this- cosmetic bonding, and it’s a beauty. It can all be done within an hour and your smile will look remarkable afterwards. The dentist will gently build up layers of whitened resins (coloured to match your teeth); each being individually cured as the treatment proceeds. Once all your problems are well and truly hidden away, then the teeth are shaped and highly polished. Now this procedure is excellent if you need a quick fix or if you don’t have a lot of time on your hands during the day, and, it is one of the cheapest options you can go for in cosmetic dentistry, as well as being very versatile. It has a shorter shelf-life compared to other treatments, but if something does go wrong, a simple touch-up to the resin will have you back on track again in no time. Advance Dental in Chelmsford work the Colchester area and can advise you all about this wonderful little treatment. Call 01245 268 494 for a free consultation at Advance Dental Clinic in Chelmsford.