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Composite Bonding & Veneers in London

Before And After

Composite Bonding – Before And After

Composite Bonding or Tooth Bonding can be used to make minor changes to the shape and contours of the teeth. It is often used to fix minor tooth imperfections such as chips and cracks, close gaps between teeth and mask minor tooth rotations, without damaging the tooth.

Veneers – Before And After Veneers are custom-made shells of porcelain or composite material bonded to the front surface of the teeth to improve the appearance of damaged, discoloured, cracked, chipped, poorly positioned or badly shaped teeth. They are often used to mask damaged or misshaped teeth, straighten minor teeth misalignments, close gaps or lighten tooth colour. They are also very popular in smile makeovers and smile design procedures.

Process

How does Composite Bonding work?

Composite Bonding or Tooth Bonding in London is a very popular cosmetic dental procedure that is used to improve the shape, size, colour and overall appearance of the teeth. White composite material is used to change the shape and/or contour of teeth or in some cases, the entire smile. Composite bonding doesn’t need any needles or anaesthetics and can be completed in one visit typically. The composite material used for composite bonding can be made to exactly match the colour of the surrounding teeth, producing beautiful natural results.

The procedure starts with the cosmetic dentist picking a shade of composite material that exactly matches the colour of your teeth. The composite resin is carefully applied to the surface of the teeth, without any need to grind or damage the underlying healthy tooth structure (typically). The dentist will then carefully sculpture and shape the resin material like putty to fix tooth imperfections. The composite resin is then hardened with a special light and polished to produce beautiful natural results. Many patients find composite bonding as their cosmetic treatment of choice as its pain free, quick and highly cost-effective as compared to veneers. The procedure can also be repeated without damaging the underlying tooth.

How do Veneers work?

Veneers can be made from two types of materials – Porcelain / Ceramic and Composite material. Rapid advances in dental technology and composite resin bonding systems has literally revolutionised the use of porcelain veneers and composite veneers for ‘smile redesign’ procedures. During the Initial consultation, the cosmetic dentist will assess your needs and provide you with suitable options – porcelain vs composite veneers. The options will be discussed with you in detail to help you decide the option that best works for you. The dentist will make pre-procedure pictures and conduct teeth shade checks. As part of the smile design process, the dentist will take impressions to enable us to produce a diagnostic wax up of your veneers treatment. The wax up model will allow you to physically visualise and approve the planned results and outcome.

At the second appointment or stage, the teeth under consideration will be minimally prepared. The dentist will take an impression of your teeth and send it to the lab, along with your smile design for custom preparation. Temporary veneers will then be created to provide you a provisional aesthetically pleasing restoration. At the final appointment, the provisional veneers will be removed and your custom made veneers fitted. You will then be shown the finished results for your assessment. Once you are happy with the fit and appearance, the dentist will bond the veneers to your teeth, providing you with a brand new smile.

How do I find a good cosmetic dentist in London?

To find a good cosmetic dentist in London, Google is a good starting point. Google ‘cosmetic dentist in London’. Research the cosmetic dentists that come up on Google; find a dental practice that specialises in cosmetic dentistry treatments. See how well developed their cosmetic dentistry webpages are – for example, do they have dedicated webpages for composite bonding, veneers and smile makeovers. Review their before and after images related to composite bonding and veneers. Are you happy with the before and after images? Cosmetic dentists who have well developed webpages for cosmetic dentistry typically specialise and focus in that field. Read Google reviews for cosmetic dentistry procedures for each dentist. Once you have identified a few cosmetic dentists in London that interest you, visit them for an initial consultation. Try and form a view on how experienced the cosmetic dentist is and whether you were able to build a sense of trust in them. In the end, choose the cosmetic dentist who can offer you a cosmetic dentistry option that suits your needs and is reasonably priced.

Whites Dental provides Composite Bonding & Veneers Before and After Images on our website for patients to review some of the cosmetic dentistry results our dentists have achieved.  Our cosmetic dentists offer a range of cosmetic procedures such as Smile Design, Smile Makeovers, Porcelain Veneers, Composite Veneers and Composite Bonding. We are based in London Waterloo, next to Southwark tube station. We are also a 10 minutes’ walk from BoroughElephant and CastleSouthbank and London Bridge stations.

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