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We have unfortunately had to temporarily stop our beauty treatments in line with Government regulations. All existing appointments will be rescheduled.
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Dental bonding is a simple treatment, but it can make a very big difference in your smile
In a dental bonding appointment, your dentist will lightly roughen the enamel on your tooth with a conditioning liquid. Then he or she will apply a layer of tooth-coloured composite resin directly to your tooth and shape it to fill out the shape of your tooth. The restoration is cured with a light to set the bond, and then it is polished to help it blend seamlessly with the rest of your tooth.
Bonding is excellent for filling in holes and rough areas on teeth, reshaping teeth or making chipped teeth look whole.
Dental veneers can last for a very long time, but they are not guaranteed to stay on permanently. Just like any other dental restoration, veneers can weaken over the course of several years as a result of normal wear-and-tear. If you avoid damaging your veneers, maintain excellent oral hygiene and have regular dental check-ups, then you will probably keep your veneers securely in place for ten years or even longer.
A dental crown is a restoration that covers an entire tooth. A veneer covers only the front surface of a tooth. The tooth underneath your crown has been trimmed to fit inside the crown, so it is very weak and a veneer will not be sufficient to protect it. You can get veneers on teeth that have never been crowned. If you dislike the appearance of your current crown, talk with a Lotus Clinic dentist about replacing it.
It is up to you and your cosmetic dentist to determine which treatment is best for your smile. Both veneers and composite bonding have their pros and cons, and you should weigh them carefully before making a decision.
To decide between dental veneers and bonding, you will need to consider the size of the area you need to treat, the number of teeth you need to enhance, and factors about your lifestyle that may affect the lifespan of your restorations. Discussing these factors with a cosmetic dentist will help you make the right decision.
Dental fillings are different from bonding. Although they can be made from the same material, they serve different functions and are placed with different techniques. A filling is placed inside a tooth that has been ‘prepared’, or carved out, to remove decayed tissue. Bonding, on the other hand, does not typically fill in spots of decay. Rather, it is placed directly on a tooth in order to alter its appearance. Fillings involve drilling and local anaesthesia, but bonding usually does not as there is no need to excavate a small hole in the tooth.