Tooth Bonding or Dental Bonding
Dental Bonding or Composite Bonding is a cosmetic dentistry procedure wherein the dentist applies a composite resin or material to the tooth in order to make the tooth look aesthetically more pleasing. Dental bonding is typically used for conditions where minor repairs to the tooth need to be made, for example if the tooth has chipped or the tooth shape needs to be changed a little. This cosmetic dentistry procedure is used to make minor or subtle changes to the length or shape of your tooth.
Dental Bonding is non-invasive in nature and this cosmetic dentistry procedure does not usually require drills and needles. It is therefore reversible. It is often used to address conditions where teeth reshaping needs are minor in nature. For example, conditions wherein natural teeth are a little cracked, chipped, not as white, or even crooked can be fixed with Dental Bonding. Results can usually be achieved in a single appointment
Porcelain Veneers are a common and very popular cosmetic dentistry procedures that’s used by dentists across the world. Porcelain Veneer use a thin shell of porcelain material bonded to the front of the tooth to change the size, shape, colour and position of your teeth. Porcelain veneers need the dentist to first prepare the teeth before applying the veneers on top. This involves stripping part of the front tooth surface to make space for the porcelain shell to fit. As a result, this cosmetic dentistry procedure is not reversible. A Porcelain veneer typically takes a number of appointments with the dentist and can take up to 2 to 3 weeks to complete. Once complete, Porcelain Veneers produce excellent natural looking results.
Porcelain Veneers are used to improve the shape, size and symmetry of the teeth, helping improve the appearance of your smile. Porcelain Veneers are often used to hide minor teeth misalignment issues. This cosmetic dentistry procedure is also typically used to mask tooth defects and deep stains that could have occurred during tooth development or due to trauma caused to the tooth. Porcelain Veneers can last for many years if looked after properly, giving you a beautiful long lasting smile.
Composite Veneers is a cosmetic dentistry procedure that is increasingly gaining popularity. Composite Veneers are similar in nature to porcelain veneers, although instead of using porcelain to cover the surface of the teeth, a composite material is used instead. Composite Veneers are applied to cover the full front surface of the tooth with composite material or resin, enabling the dentist to achieve changes to the form, shape and size of the tooth. Composites Veneers typically can be made significantly more quickly than Porcelain Veneers; they can often be finished in a few hours right at the dentist’s surgery. The procedure is typically less expensive compared to the cost of Porcelain Veneers, producing beautiful cosmetic results. A full smile-makeover with the use of Composite Veneers typically will costs significantly less than a full smile-makeover with Porcelain Veneers.
Composite Veneers are often used where the shade of a specific tooth needs to be whitening, to better align minor tooth misalignments to make teeth look straighter, to increase size or change the shape of a tooth and also to close the gaps between two teeth. As compared to Dental Bonding, Composite veneers are more commonly used where extensive cosmetic dentistry needs exist.
|Tooth Bonding||from £250|
|Veneers - Porcelain||from £600|
|Veneers - Composite||from £450|
|Zoom Whitening - Home||from £179|
|Zoom Whitening - InSurgery||from £425|
|Enlighten - Home||from £425|
|Enlighten - Home & InSurgery||from £625|
Cosmetic Dentistry Near Me – FAQs
I have a chipped tooth or an abnormally shaped tooth. I have spacing between my teeth. How can cosmetic dentistry help?
Dental Bonding or Tooth Bonding is a cosmetic dentistry procedure that can fix minor cosmetic conditions in one or more teeth. Dental Bonding can change the shape, size and shade of a tooth, helping improve its appearance all in one appointment. A tooth coloured composite resin is used to change the shape and size of the tooth. The composite resin is applied to the tooth, hand sculpted by the dentist, bonded to the tooth and then hardened to create the desired shape, producing a natural looking tooth. A vast range of composite shades are available to help match tooth colour exactly.
I have discoloured teeth or worn-out teeth. I also have crooked teeth. How can cosmetic dentistry help me?
Porcelain Veneers are a common cosmetic dentistry procedure used my millions of patients worldwide that can be used to address the conditions listed above. A porcelain veneer uses a thin porcelain shell made of tooth coloured porcelain bonded to the front surface of the tooth to fix cosmetic dentistry conditions like deep staining, minor teeth misalignment, mis-shaped or cracked teeth etc. Minor teeth misalignment can often be fixed using Porcelain Veneers by re-shaping the front surface of the misaligned tooth (or teeth), making them look straight as a result. There is no need for braces to achieve this. Porcelain Veneers last for a long time if they are looked after well.
Composite Veneers can also be a good option for certain cosmetic dentistry conditions. Composite Veneers use a composite material instead of a porcelain shell to cover the surface of the tooth. The composite is sculpted directly to the front surface of the teeth, reshape the teeth to the desired form. The composite resin is hardened to produce beautifully shaped teeth, usually in a single appointment.
I need a full smile makeover. What cosmetic dentistry procedures do I need to consider?
A combination or mix of Dental Bonding and Composite Veneers can be used to fix cosmetic dentistry conditions such as tooth cracks, gaps and chips, creating beautiful smile makeovers without having to damage underlying tooth structures. Usually 4 – 6 composite veneers are applied to the patient’s front teeth to produce beautiful natural results. No drills are required to achieve this typically.
Traditionally, Porcelain Veneers have been the preferred cosmetic dentistry procedure for smile makeovers. As part of a full smile makeover, Porcelain veneers are applied to the patients’ visible teeth to produce a balanced end to end smile for the patient. Porcelain Veneers last a long time if looked after well.
Whites Dental provides Cosmetic Dentistry Near Me treatments to patients around us in Central London, London Bridge and London Waterloo. We are based in London Waterloo, adjacent to Southwark Tube station. We are also an under 10 minutes’ walking distance from Southbank, London Bridge, Waterloo station, Borough and Elephant and Castle. Please visit our website homepage for more Cosmetic Dentistry Near Me treatments.