In recent weeks, the whole team here at JL Dental Care have been posting profiles during our Monday Moments. You may recall that in mine I discussed my two favourite treatments, namely Invisalign and composite bonding and I promised to discuss the latter in more detail in a separate blog.
Composite bonding is a fantastic way to achieve natural aesthetic results and restore any imperfections which you may not have been happy with for some years including:
Permanently stained teeth
Chipped or broken teeth
Gaps between your teeth
Misshapen or crooked teeth
Discoloured or damaged fillings
One of the main benefits of this treatment is that it is minimally invasive, which you may realise is not the case for porcelain veneers which can require quite a large portion of the original teeth to be filed away. I’m sure at this stage most of us have seen some of the press coverage of certain celebrities having rather unsightly shark like teeth before the final veneers are placed.
As a dentist whose motto is ‘giving patients a healthy smile and teeth, for life’ this really is not how I’d like to give a patient the smile they have always desired. I want to do it in a caring way which will not only ensure the teeth look great, but that they are healthy and fully functioning.
I use a synthetic resin, which is the same tooth coloured material I (or any other dentist here at JL Dental Care) use to make ‘white’ fillings. Basically, I layer and sculpt the material directly to the tooth which creates a beautiful and natural looking result. I can do this in one appointment and there’s no need to send anything off to the dental laboratory and wait for it to return. With regular maintenance (including annual polishing) the results can last for many years. They also look incredibly natural, and most importantly, as stated above, there’s no need to remove great portions of the original tooth.
If you have always wanted to improve your smile by repairing an unsightly chipped or cracked tooth, or indeed making it straighter or brighter then composite bonding may be for you. Simply call reception on 020 8958 0136 and book a consultation where I can show you a range of before and after images, like the two with this article, which will demonstrate how effective this treatment can be.