Category: Composite Bonding

Smile with confidence

Here at Adams Dental, we know that one of the main things that attracts people, is a smile. It captures a lot of your personality. Considering that we smile when we feel most comfortable and happy, it seems silly that feeling self-conscious about our teeth stops us from doing so with confidence and ease.

If there is anyone who can help with the look of your teeth, it’s the people who spend a lot of their lives studying them. Our dentists offer a range of treatment to help enhance the appearance of the teeth.

Cosmetic Bonding in LondonIf you want to do something about the imperfections of your front teeth, such as small gaps, chips, and wear around the edges of the tooth, cosmetic bonding in London may be the solution for you.

Creating a natural look

We want the tooth to look as natural as possible and ensure that the colour of the resin material used in the cosmetic bonding matches the rest of your teeth. This is then applied to the unsightly teeth or tooth. The dentist will shape the resin and harden the material using a special light.

If you want the appearance of a straight white smile as quickly as possible, perhaps in time for a special event or business interview, cosmetic bonding in London may be right up your street.

Once you’ve made time to come down to our practice in London, cosmetic bonding can usually be completed in just one short visit. While the treatment is quick, this does not mean you have to compromise on quality. Cosmetic bonding doesn’t involve hacking away at the tooth. In some cases, a little of the tooth structure may need to be removed, but this is kept to a minimum.

Looking after your new teeth

After receiving cosmetic bonding in London, your new tooth is easy to look after. The material used today is very durable, enabling you maintain good oral health as you would normally, brushing every day and flossing regularly.

There’s no need for extra check-ups, but in the unlikely event that you notice anything unusual or have any concerns after treatment, please come to see us so we can fix this.

The trouble with flaws

Sometimes small imperfections can get the better of your grin, even if they are minor ones. If something as small as a chip or a gap in your teeth is getting in the way, we at Adams Dental would like to introduce you to a treatment that focuses on the small things. Small things can have a big impact on your confidence when you want to laugh and smile.

Composite bonding in London is there for those who want to restore that small imperfection, acting to fill in gaps and serve the aesthetics of your smile. It is an efficient and effective way to restore a minor problem you have your teeth, without you having to go through an intensive procedure with pain relief. Your smile can be restored in one visit, so a little time goes a long way for your teeth.

Composite Bonding in LondonHow composite bonding in London works

The materials we use for bonding aren’t like the items you find in lost property. We won’t settle for a mismatched colour to fill in a gap or fix a chip, which is why a dentist at Adams Dental will carefully choose a shade of resin that fits in with the colour of your natural teeth. That way, you don’t have to be worried about giving you a patchwork smile.

Another great thing about composite bonding is that we usually don’t have to remove any enamel from your teeth. This is beneficial for both you and the dentist, as they can shape the resin to create the desired restoration.

Securing your smile

The resin used in bonding is just as precious as your natural teeth, so you would have to be just as wary of drinks like coffee, tea and red wine staining your teeth. That isn’t to say you cannot drink them, but that brushing and flossing your teeth morning and night is just as important for the beauty and health of your smile.

If you are seeking composite bonding in London to straighten, brighten or enhance your teeth, we are happy to restore the small imperfection that holds back a big grin.

A smile to be proud of

Have you ever looked at a painting in a gallery or a piece of clothing in a shop and thought, if I could change a small part of it would be perfect? It’s the same with our smiles because it’s easy to notice the imperfections when we can see them up close. Everyone has different ideals of beauty and what would make them happy, but what if you’re unhappy with the appearance of your teeth?

Although the painting and the piece of clothing cannot be changed, you can chose to enhance your smile if you would like to. While the small flaws in your teeth may go unnoticed by others, it is important that you feel comfortable and confident with your smile. At Adams Dental, we offer composite bonding in London to patients who wish to improve the colour, shape and overall appearance of their teeth.

Considering composite bonding in London

This a treatment that focuses on the aesthetics of your smile. It serves to disguise the minor imperfections that have always bugged you, like a small gap in your teeth or subtle tooth rotations. Treatment begins with one of our dentists picking a shade of resin that matches your own teeth. After the resin is applied, it can be moulded to disguise any of the subtle flaws in your teeth. With the help of a special light, the resin quickly hardens to give you your desired smile.

If you’re considering composite bonding in London, you don’t have to worry about making various appointments at Adams Dental. Usually, bonding can be done by one of our dentists in a single visit. It is not a lengthy process because it doesn’t take much to improve a small mistake in a big smile. Depending on your teeth and how much of the tooth structure our dentist removes, it might be that anaesthetic will be used. This is to ensure that your experience is as comfortable and relaxing as possible.

And it’s not just about a great treatment. We get to know our patients at Adams Dental, so we can welcome you into friendly atmosphere and make it easier for you to stay relaxed and grin before, during and after your procedure.

Give your teeth a new lease of life

If you have cracked, chipped, stained, rotated or gapped teeth, it can be a bit dispiriting. You may hold back from smiling as often as you’d like or cover your mouth when you talk. Perhaps you feel shy about expressing yourself or even are afraid to get too close to someone because of your damaged teeth.

You may not realise this, but most of us have had or do have teeth that are damaged in some way. Not many of us go through the journey of life without taking a few hits to the body and the teeth are no exception – it’s nothing to feel embarrassed about.

Composite Bonding in LondonBut that doesn’t mean you wouldn’t like to give yourself a confidence boost by freshening up your smile. And the good news is, something can be done.

Composite bonding in London is one way that cosmetic dentists cover up those imperfections. Here at Adams Dental in Southgate, we use white filling materials that blend in seamlessly with your natural teeth. We use composite bonding in London to:

  • Close small gaps
  • Hide minor rotations
  • Cover up chips, cracks and stains
  • Change the shape of teeth
  • Contour the teeth.

One of the great advantages of composite bonding compared to say, veneers, is that there is no damage to the surface of the tooth. A veneer requires the surface tooth enamel to be removed so it has a rough surface to bond to. With composite bonding in London, resin is applied and hardened with a special light, meaning you get to keep as much natural tooth material as possible.

Composite bonding can last up to 10 years if you take good care of your teeth: this means twice daily brushing and flossing, twice yearly trips to the dentist and dental hygienist and no subjecting your teeth to risking manoeuvres, such as using them to open a bottle, or playing hockey without a mouth guard.

If the worst does happen and your composite bonding comes loose, you can have repeated treatments without it having a damaging effect on your teeth.

It takes only one appointment to carry out composite bonding in London – come in for a free consultation and find out more.

Another way to reshape your teeth

If you are thinking about having cosmetic dentistry, you are not happy with the way your teeth look. If your teeth are damaged or stained, you may think that the only way they can be enhanced is to have veneers. But at Adams Dental, we have another trick up our sleeve, and that’s cosmetic bonding in London.

Cosmetic Bonding in LondonWhat is cosmetic bonding?

Cosmetic bonding is born of white fillings. This material comes as a paste and has been used for several decades now to fill cavities. We put it on in layers and then bond it seamlessly to the teeth, curing it with a UV light and then, when it’s been hardened, shaping it. White fillings can actually have the mounds and valleys of molars shaped into them, giving you back the original chewing surface of your tooth.

We use this same technique to rebuild and cover over teeth that don’t need filling but have been damaged in some other way. Maybe they have chips, cracks or worn edges. Maybe they’ve discoloured and the stains can’t be removed with whitening gel. Sometimes the teeth don’t quite line up with their neighbours but not so much that you want to invest thousands of pounds and months of time in wearing braces to realign them.

How it works

When you choose to have cosmetic bonding in London with us at Adams Dental, we start by colour matching the bonding material to your teeth. If you are planning to get your teeth whitened, we suggest you do this first as cosmetic bonding material does not respond to whitening gel.

The process of cosmetic bonding in London is very simple. We apply the bonding material to your teeth, shape it, cure it with the UV light and then shape it a bit more. We usually don’t have to remove any of your tooth enamel, as has to happen with veneers so your tooth retains its integrity under the bonding material.

Care

You need to be sensible with your newly bonded teeth. Brush twice daily with a medium to soft brush, and fluoride toothpaste and don’t go trying any crazy bottle opening stunts, or the bonding will chip, just like your tooth enamel would.

Composite Bonding

A Composite Bonding Case

Composite Bonding

This is case is really exciting because it is one where traditionally we would have either used orthodontics (braces to move the teeth), which would have taken a considerable amount of time probably a minimum of 1 yr, or we would have used crowns/veneers, which would have involved a considerable amount of cutting back of the natural, healthy teeth. Instead we decided to do composite bonding.

Composite bonding is using a white filling materials (composites) to change the size, shape or colour of teeth. Natural teeth aren’t all one flat colour, they have a variation of different shades, tints, colours and translucency throughout an individual tooth, this is what makes them look natural!! We carefully select a variation of different colour composites and blend them together to recreate the tooth’s natural colour and translucencies, this is one of the ways we get such natural looking results.

This amazing transformation was undertaken in one visit and was a really great case that all our team were excited about being a part of.

A lovely result for our patient, and a great experience for all our team.

 

Case 2 (composite veeners) – image missing to get from laptop

As you can see from the before and after photos here, this patient had previously had some white fillings done on the front teeth, bit by bit over the years. Some wear and tear along with a staining and some tooth wear had given these anterior teeth an appearance that our patient wasn’t satisfied with and wanted to improve, without having to cut back lots of natural healthy teeth. So we decided to simply replace these old composites and replace them with composite veneers (LINK), this is exactly the same as composite bonding except that the composite covers the whole surface of the tooth, just as in a porcelain veneer. We also did some teeth whitening here as well just to lift the shade and give an extra something to the final smile.

A massive change that we all are very proud of J

 

EMERGENCY DENTAL CARE

As a long standing family dental practice in southgate..a very residential area in London, we have always known the importance offering emergency dental care for our patients. We have emergency dental appointments available daily. We have created these spaces so that we see patients in pain, with severe tooth ache or swelling on the same day wherever possible. Even when our clinics are full we will always try to make time to see emergency patients as we all understand just how frustrating and uncomfortable tooth ache can be.

If you would like an emergency appointment please call us on 0844 375 6100