Dental cosmetic bonding is a simple, non-invasive procedure that can be used to correct a wide variety of dental problems, from chipped teeth to gapped teeth. It’s a quick and affordable way to achieve a beautiful, healthy smile.
What is dental cosmetic bonding, and how can it improve my smile?
Dental cosmetic bonding is a type of treatment that uses a resin material to improve the appearance of teeth. This material is bonded to the teeth and can be used to fill in gaps, cover up discolouration, and even reshape teeth. Cosmetic bonding can be a great way to improve your smile without undergoing more extensive procedures like dental veneering or implants.
How are dental cosmetic bondings performed?
The resin material is bonded to the teeth and then set with a UV light, much in the same way that gel nails can be built. Our dentist Welwyn Garden City can then sculpt the fully hardened resin using a dental drill, adding texture and finalising the shape of the tooth. The tooth is then polished to a high shine.
The benefits of dental cosmetic bonding are that it can be used to cover discoloured teeth and repair chipped or cracked teeth, thus adding structural strength and stopping bacteria from establishing themselves in the tooth. It can also be used to close gaps between teeth or change the shape or length of teeth.
What are the benefits of dental cosmetic bonding over other procedures such as veneers or braces?
There are many benefits to dental cosmetic bonding over other procedures such as veneers or braces. Some of these benefits include the following:
- Dental cosmetic bonding is a relatively inexpensive procedure compared to veneers or braces.
- The procedure is typically much shorter and doesn’t require the same amount of time as braces.
- There is typically no need for local anaesthesia during the cosmetic bonding procedure.
- The results of dental cosmetic bonding are immediate, and you can leave our dentist Welwyn Garden City with a brand new smile, without having to wait for prosthetics to be made offsite!
Is dental cosmetic bonding covered by insurance or available on the NHS?
As mentioned earlier, dental cosmetic bonding is a relatively inexpensive procedure compared to other dental procedures, such as veneers or braces. However, it is important to check with your insurance provider. When used solely cosmetically, it is not covered on the NHS, but there are some cases where they could be used as part of a restoration, but that has to be assessed individually by our dentist Welwyn Garden City.
What are the risks associated with dental cosmetic bonding?
There are some risks associated with dental cosmetic bonding. One of the main risks is that the material can chip or crack over time. If this happens, the resin material can become stained or discoloured. In addition, if the resin material is not applied correctly, it can lead to a poor cosmetic outcome.
At Neel Dentistry, we have invested in not only the equipment but also the staff training, ensuring high-quality care and minimising risks.