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Dental Bonding: An Easy and Inexpensive Way to Improve Your Smile

Cosmetic dentistry in Watton covers a huge range of treatments, but what if you don’t want to spend too much money or time on getting a nicer smile? If you are looking for a quick and easy way to improve your smile then dental bonding might be one possible solution. This treatment can often be completed during one visit and it is very non-invasive and highly affordable.

dental-bondingWhat Is Dental Bonding?

Dental bonding can be used to hide minor imperfections in your teeth. For example you may wish to consider this treatment if you have any cracks or chips or areas that are worn down, or if you have a tooth that is quite badly discoloured. Dental bonding can also be useful for closing up or minimising gaps in between your teeth and for reshaping teeth into more pleasing contours. This treatment can be useful to make teeth look longer and it can also be used to cover up tooth roots that have been exposed due to gum recession. To do this, our dentist in Watton will use tooth coloured composite resin that is applied directly to your tooth surfaces. This is the same material that is used to filling cavities in your teeth.

What Is the Process for Having Dental Bonding?

Treatment is very straightforward and sometimes it may not even be necessary to have a local anaesthetic. It all depends on whether our Watton dentist needs to remove any of your tooth structure when preparing your teeth. Firstly, our dentist will select the correct shade of composite resin so the bonded areas will closely match the colour of your natural teeth. If necessary we can use a combination of shades to get an exact match. Next, the surface of the tooth to be bonded is roughened using a special etching liquid. By creating a rougher surface we can get a better and stronger bond in between the composite resin and your tooth. The composite resin is then applied to your tooth and is hardened using a special light. Once the overall shape is correct, it is hardened one final time and is trimmed and polished to give a natural looking lustre.

What Are the Advantages and Disadvantages of This Treatment?

The main advantage of having dental bonding is the sheer speed of treatment and its affordability. Additionally this treatment requires minimal preparation and is very conservative. One disadvantage of this treatment is that composite resin is not quite as hard wearing as alternative materials such as porcelain and it may also become stained after a few years and will need renewing. However, it is a really good treatment if you are looking for a simple and straightforward way to improve your smile and the results can make quite a bit of difference in just a short while.

If you are interested in finding out more about cosmetic dentistry in Watton it’s worth having a look at our website to find out the treatments we can offer you. You’ll find more information at, or if you are ready to book then why not give our dental practice, Clarence House Dental Care a quick phone call? You can phone us on 01953 882777.

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