Cosmetic dental bonding is a procedure that has been used in cosmetic dentistry for many years. It can transform your smile in just one visit. The process involves a skillful use of an amount and colour of ‘dental composite’, which is a malleable material, made from acrylic resins. This is then applied to teeth and a special light hardens it. This bonds the resin to the tooth either to restore it or to improve the appearance of the tooth.
Cosmetic dental bonding can be used for the repair of chipped or cracked teeth, to improve the appearance of discoloured teeth, to close spaces between teeth and even to make your teeth look longer.
White fillings are now common practice in many dental surgeries, replacing the old style metal amalgam ones. White fillings not only repair the damage left by cavities, but they also match the natural shade of the enamel on your teeth. This means that the fillings are barely noticeable. At Elmsleigh House Dental Clinic, white fillings are a popular choice for patients and their dentists are happy to help you get the confident smile you want.
The material used in the fillings is flexible and dries to a hard finish, which makes it perfect to withstand the daily wear and tear that teeth go through.
If your gums are too low or too high against teeth, you can often opt for gum contouring to improve your smile. Gum contouring surgery is also called gum reshaping and it is intended to give a more uniform appearance to an uneven gumline and give you a more confident and happy smile.
When gums cover a big proportion of your teeth it can make the teeth look small. This can be for many reasons including genetics or a specific health problem. Gums that are too high may make teeth look long. This may be due to receding gums. This is when the gums pull back from the teeth exposing the root of the tooth. Gum recession might also be an indication of some deterioration of the gums and bone.