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Say Goodbye to Chipped Teeth

We know that even the tiniest chip can have a dramatic impact on the look of your smile and we have amazing treatments at the ready to restore your smile to its full glory. With cosmetic bonding, we are able to repair chipped teeth and create stunning smiles in just one hour!

What is cosmetic bonding?

Cosmetic bonding is also known as composite bonding, and it is an effective procedure that involves using dental composite to fix damaged teeth and improve the overall aesthetic of the smile. Composite is a tooth-coloured putty-like material, which can be set using a powerful light source. It is also used for white fillings. Bonding is most commonly used to rebuild chipped teeth, but it can also be an effective solution for patients with worn teeth and spaces between their teeth.

The procedure

The best thing about this treatment is that it guarantees amazing results without any pain. The procedure is quick and simple and the results are visible straight away. Your Clifton dentist will use their creative flair and expertise to mould the composite to repair your chipped tooth. The shade of the composite will be closely matched to your natural tooth so that you won’t be able to spot the difference between the composite and the tooth. Once your dentist has shaped and bonded the composite onto the tooth, it will be set. This involves shining a curing light onto the tooth. This process is quick and painless, and all you need to do is pop on a pair of goggles to protect your eyes from the light. Once the composite is hard and any final adjustments have been made, you can take a look at your new smile! Often, even the simplest and most minor changes to the individual teeth can make an amazing difference to the overall look of the smile and you can get ready to smile with confidence again.

Cheer Up Your Choppers This Christmas with Cosmetic Bonding

Nothing will make you look forward to Christmas more than the prospect of a beautiful smile, so why not book an appointment to get those little imperfections sorted in perfect time for the festive season? With cosmetic bonding, we can transform your smile in just one hour!

What is cosmetic bonding?

Cosmetic bonding is a procedure designed to correct minor aesthetic issues with the teeth, such as chips and worn edges, misshapen teeth and small gaps between the teeth. Bonding only takes an hour and it can really make a difference to the look of your smile. Bonding treatment involves using a versatile dental material known as dental composite to carry out minor repairs to the teeth and create a more attractive overall aesthetic. Dental composite is tooth-coloured and comes in lots if different shades. Your dentist will select the closest match to your natural tooth shade for a seamless finish. Bonding involves shaping and placing dental composite to build up worn edges, improve the shape of the teeth and repair chips. Your dentist will carefully position the composite and then mould it to create the desired effect. At room temperature, composite is soft and malleable and once it is in the right place, your dentist will then shine a curing light onto your teeth to set the composite. Although dental composite is not as strong as tooth enamel, it is durable and hard-wearing.

Is cosmetic bonding for me?

If you have a few issues here and there and are eager to smarten up your smile without spending a lot of money or time in the dental chair, cosmetic bonding could be the ideal solution for you. Even though the changes seem fairly minor, the overall transformation is incredibly impressive, especially as treatment takes just one hour.

Bonding with your teeth in Bath

Fast and furious, a city like Bath can leave you with very little time to catch up with health issues, such as dental problems. But if things do go wrong with your teeth and you need a quick fix, then give Clifton Dental a call as they serve the area and can tell you all about the uniqueness of cosmetic bonding. This treatment is as fast and furious as the city and can cover over any blemishes in the mouth in at most, an hour. Layers of tooth-coloured resin will be coated over the affected areas until all of the flaws are covered up and when there is enough of it, the teeth will be shaped and then polished-up. This is a great way of putting a smile on your face again, and though it isn’t as durable as other treatments, it is very flexible and can be simply added to should it go wrong- unlike other treatments. It is cheaper than veneers and is done in a flash to get you up and running again.  

Patients from Bristol are choosing cosmetic bonding at Clifton Dental Studio

At Clifton Dental Studio in Bristol we have a lot of patients who come in to have cosmetic bonding carried out on their teeth. If you want to add a bit of sparkle to your smile then this is one method that people seem to know little about. Let me explain. Unlike porcelain veneers, which are made of porcelain and baked in an oven in the dental laboratory to harden, cosmetic teeth bonding is applied directly on to your teeth and then cured with a light until it hardens. To prepare the tooth or teeth, your dentist will lightly roughen the area – usually without the need for anaesthetic. Then a thin bonding agent will be applied on the etched surface and, on top of this, the dental composite. Dental composite is made up of materials such as silicon dioxide or quartz and is bound together with a tough synthetic resin. This is where the real artistry of cosmetic bonding comes in. Your dentist will blend the different particles to create different shades, translucency and toughness to match your existing teeth. Using this process at Clifton Dental Studio we can fix a huge variety of problems with the teeth of patients from Bristol and surrounding areas. For example, we can close gaps between your teeth; eliminate chips, spots or discolouration; fill cavities. If you have a broken front tooth giving you a jagged smile, having cosmetic bonding carried out is a great way to quickly return your mouth to its original glory. Of course, it is still important to keep brushing your teeth as normal as the bonding will deteriorate and become discoloured, just like your original teeth. You may also need further maintenance, especially if you have extensive work carried out. If you treat your teeth well, though, this is a great way to fix your smile.  

Clifton Dental has advice on Cosmetic Bonding in Bristol

One of the problems that patients have about their cosmetic treatments is that they have no real knowledge of what procedures involve and lay all of their trust at the feet of the dentist and hope they come out looking pretty. But it needn’t be that way because Clifton dental of Bristol can walk you through any cosmetic treatments you are considering having. Cosmetic bonding is such a treatment- why have that and not a veneer, which is why you need to know about bonding before you can make an informed choice- like any treatment. There are two things you should know about this procedure- firstly it’s cheap compared to veneers and then it is fast- you can be in and out with beautiful teeth in an hour. A dentist will sit you down and give your teeth a quick clean before looking at the work you need doing. You may just need a chip or crack repaired, or more serious work such as gaps filled, or discolouration removed. In any case, your teeth will then be coated with a first layer of tooth coloured resin and then ‘cured’ with a heat source. This is repeated over and over until the dentist has enough material to work with and then the resin is shaped into the desired look and then highly polished- and that is pretty much that- done. The only pitfalls to bonding is that being resin based, it is susceptible to staining and not very durable, but unlike veneers, if things go wrong, you just pop back for a touch-up.  

Experience the future with Cerec at Swindon dentist

Dental crowns and veneers are tools to improve the appearance of teeth and protect them from further damage. They have been successfully used in dentistry for many years but several advances in technology in recent years has revolutionised the way they are used. Modern crowns and veneers are for the most part made out of porcelain because of its similarity to tooth enamel. They are also significantly thinner than previously which means that less tooth enamel has to be removed before application. This was always a concern for dentists as they never liked having to remove otherwise healthy enamel. However, one of the most significant introductions over the last few years, and one could even argue in the history of dentistry, is Cerec. This is a new technology that allows dentists to utilise several areas of new technology to produce dental crowns and veneers in just a single appointment. In the past, a dental crown would need to be manufactured with the help of several time consuming dental moulds and conventional x-rays. The average time to manufacture a crown was about two weeks. Using new Cerec technology, which in turn uses digital x-rays and three-dimensional imaging, this has been brought down to about half an hour. The process begins with the dentist taking a digital x-ray of the tooth in question. An image is more or less instantly displayed in the computer screen and can give the dentist an incredibly accurate three-dimensional view of the teeth. They can then use this image to design a crown or veneer on the screen. This image is then relayed to a computer guided mill where the new crown is sculpted from a single piece of porcelain in as little as six minutes, and can be immediately fitted into the mouth using dental bonding. Because the porcelain is a single piece it is also incredibly strong. This new Cerec technology available at Swindon dentists represents the future of dental technology.

Create your dream smile with porcelain veneers from Bath dentist

Everybody dreams of having the perfect Hollywood smile but for some people this is far from a reality. There are many problems that can affect the appearance of teeth, which can cause embarrassment and low self-esteem. For example, teeth that suffer from discolouration can add years to the appeared age of the patient and also look very unhealthy. Teeth that are suffering from worn enamel can also look unhealthy and unattractive. The modern world is a very image conscious place and having great teeth and a beautiful smile really could give you an advantage both in your personal and professional life. There is one simple and very effective cosmetic dentistry procedure that could transform the appearance of your teeth. Porcelain veneers are ceramic caps that are fitted over the top of the existing teeth. They are cemented in place using tooth coloured dental bonding for a solid and resilient fit. Porcelain veneers are very thin, some only as wide as a contact lens, which means that minimal or no enamel removal is needed before treatment. The veneers will cover any discolouration or staining and will also create the appearance of even and well-proportioned teeth. The procedure of fitting porcelain enamels can take as little as one appointment with a Bath dentist once the initial preparation and manufacture work has taken place. The latest technology is even allowing the possibility of veneers designed, manufactured and fitted in the same day. Either way, porcelain veneers give you the chance to have the healthy and beautiful looking teeth you have always wanted. Porcelain veneers vary in price depending upon the extent of treatment needed and each individual patient. Although they may be more expensive than other cosmetic dentistry treatments, they are also the most spectacular.

Swindon dentist uses versatile dental bonding to repair damaged teeth

Dental bonding is a term used in dentistry to describe the composite resin used as adhesive for dental procedures that is hardened with high intensity heat from a laser. Bonding is a very versatile material that can also be used to repair small damage to teeth such as chips and cracks, as well as covering damage caused by discolouration. In fact, if you’ve had any kind of dental treatment in the past such as a crown, veneer or filling you’ve probably benefited from dental bonding. Composite bonding is the name given to the use of resin to fix small damage to teeth. The procedure involves mixing up the resin to closely match the colour of the existing teeth, before applying it to the damaged area and moulding it to the desired shape. When this moulding is completed, and it may involve the application of several layers of resin, the dentist will solidify it using the heat of a laser. It can then be polished and buffed to resemble the smooth appearance of tooth enamel. Bonding can be used in this way to repair cracks, chips and fill cavities, replacing the old silver amalgam fillings that have caused so much controversy in recent years. Bonding can also be used to make uneven or slightly crooked teeth look more aesthetically pleasing by careful and subtle application. The use of bonding as an adhesive enables dentists to fit dental crowns or veneers to teeth that are significantly damaged. In such cases bonding alone may not be sufficient to repair the damage but its strength and durability make it perfect for securing other dental replacements. Before any bonding is applied it is first necessary to etch the surface of the tooth to allow for greater adhesion. It is difficult to estimate the cost of dental bonding because the amount needed can vary greatly depending on the problem. However, it is important to remember that dental bonding is one of the cheapest and readily available dental treatments. Dentists in Swindon are thoroughly trained in the uses of dental bonding to make long lasting and visually pleasing dental repairs at a minimum of cost.

Incredibly versatile dental bonding from Bristol dentist

Dental bonding is a common and simple cosmetic dentistry procedure used by Bristol dentists to repair minor damage to the teeth and improve their overall appearance. Dental bonding, also known as cosmetic bonding, can be used to repair damage caused by cavities, chips and cracks and discolouration, and is very popular because it is really effective and very affordable. The bonding itself is a tooth-coloured resin that can be shaped before being set hard using the heat of a dental laser. Little preparation is needed before application, with only some minor etching to allow better adhesion to the enamel. Once set, the bonding can be buffed and polished to appear more like the smooth surface of tooth enamel. There are several major advantages of using dental bonding over other cosmetic dentistry procedures. Unlike veneers and crowns, bonding can be prepared in the surgery during one visit to the dentist. Also unlike veneers and crowns, dental bonding requires little or no removal of tooth enamel so there is no unnecessary damage to the teeth. Another major bonus is that unless filling a cavity, bonding is completely pain-free and requires no anaesthetic. In some cases dental bonding may not be suitable because of the size of the area needing filling, or the extensive nature of the dental trauma but for small scale repairs and minor cosmetic improvements, dental bonding is the perfect solution. Make an appointment to consult with your dentist to see for yourself the amazing variety of dental problems that can be treated with incredibly versatile dental bonding.

Renovate your smile with a smile makeover from Bristol dentist

Smiling is one of the most attractive qualities we have as humans. It is one of the most expressive and honest ways we have of communicating with each other so it is no surprise that every body wants a beautiful smile. For those of us not blessed with a naturally straight, proportioned and glowing smile (and that really is the majority of us) technological advances and cosmetic dentistry have come to our aid. There is now a wealth of treatments designed to repair everything from overcrowded and misaligned teeth to worn down and discolored teeth. The wonders of modern dentistry make it possible to have a complete smile makeover. Firstly, your teeth could be straightened by one of the latest ultra-fast braces on the market such Six-Month Smile or the Inman aligner. Once straight your teeth could be contoured so that they are all evenly shaped. This involves either removing enamel and polishing or even the use of dental bonding to repair chips and cracks. Any excess gum tissue could be contoured using the latest dental lasers to make the teeth appear more evenly balanced. Once straight, the teeth can be whitened by using one the latest intensive whitening gels, to restore the discoloured teeth to their former glory. Any dental cavities can be filled or crowned to prevent any further dental damage. These are just some of the many options available to patients seeking to completely renovate their smile. There really are few limits as to what a dentist is capable of doing to bring a perfect new smile to your face. A smile makeover could give you the confident smile you have always wanted. Make an appointment with a Bristol dentist to enquire about what dental techniques could be use to give you a new smile.

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Dr Gerrard is a Bristol based Cosmetic dentist with many years of experience and is one of only a small number of dentists accredited by The British Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry

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Dr. Neil Gerrard BDS (Bristol), RDT, MSc (Dental Implants),  GDC no 76257. Clifton Dental Studio is a Private Dental Practice. Website last updated: July 2018
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