As you may have seen from the various TV makeover shows that have been flooding our screens over the last few years, there is very little that cannot be achieved with teeth these days. Even the most worn down, unevenly spaced and discoloured teeth can be transformed into beautiful, shining white smiles full of healthy looking teeth. There are many cosmetic dental processes that can be used to create these stunning results. Porcelain veneers and dental crowns, as well as whitening treatments and orthodontic straighteners can all be used as part of a wider smile makeover.
There is one cosmetic dentistry procedure that can be used to either aid or as a substitute for virtually every other cosmetic dentistry and is also significantly cheaper. Cosmetic bonding uses a composite resin, closely matched to the colour of the existing enamel to cement crowns and veneers. It can also be used to repair small crack and chips that may have damaged the teeth.
In fact, cosmetic bonding is so versatile and important in the world of cosmetic dentistry that dentists are actually able to specialise solely in the practice of using it. Bonding specialists are extremely skilled and can use it to replace worn or lost enamel building up teeth for protection. Cosmetic bonding is also widely used as a filling material replacing the unattractive and controversial silver amalgam fillings.
Cosmetic bonding is also used by Bath dentist to cover areas of discolouration as an alternative to porcelain veneers. Although perhaps not quite as visually effective, for smaller areas of discolouration bonding will adequately disguise discoloured patches and is also much more cost effective.