Bonding and contouring is a cosmetic dental treatment that can fix stained or chipped teeth. These treatments can restore teeth to their natural colour and hide minor dental flaws. These treatments are a great way to restore your smile and give you a brilliant confidence boost.
Which dental issues will tooth bonding and contouring treat?
Tooth straining, chips and cracks are all cosmetic issues that can be treated with the cosmetic dentistry procedures of dental bonding and contouring. These are both relatively fast and generally pain-free procedures and these treatments are often preferred by patients in Milton Keynes who don’t need or want to undergo more invasive cosmetic dentistry options.
You may want to look at teeth whitening treatments in Milton Keynes first, to see if this will treat any areas of discolouration before looking at bonding.
What exactly is tooth bonding?
Dental bonding is a cosmetic dental procedure that uses a liquid resin that masks imperfections. The bond is coloured to match the natural teeth, making it undetectable to others. It can also be used to make teeth look longer or for filling in gaps between teeth.
Before bonding chipped teeth, our dentist in Milton Keynes etches the top layer of the tooth being treated and applies a conditioning gel. A special UV light is used in order to both harden and cure the resin material until it covers the entire treatment area. Once it is set, the surface and any sharp edges can be polished and buffed to make the tooth smooth.
What is tooth contouring?
Tooth contouring reshapes teeth to make them appear more even, smoother, or shorter. Minor reshaping to the front teeth can result in dramatic improvements to the entire smile. For situations where teeth have jagged edges, overlap, or one tooth is longer than others, dental contouring is a preferred solution.
Can I eat after contouring or bonding treatments?
Whether you have your teeth bonded or contoured, there are several things you can do that will help your treatments last longer such as avoiding foods and drinks such as coffee, wine, curries etc that may stain the teeth for at least 48 hours following treatment.
How long do contouring and bonding dental treatments last?
Our patients can expect their dental bonding or teeth contouring results to last anywhere from 3 to 10 years. Good oral hygiene, such as daily brushing and flossing will help extend the life of these treatments. Avoid biting on hard sweets, ice, and other hard foods, as the bonding materials can chip or break.