Aesthetic Dentistry (Bonding, Veneers, Zoom! Whitening)
Dentists are not only there for when you have a dental emergency or to only look after your dental health. Our dentists understand that everyone wants to be confident of their smile and so we offer various aesthetic dentistry options, such as cosmetic bonding, veneers and teeth whitening.
What is Cosmetic Bonding?
Cosmetic bonding is a process of applying tooth colored resin to teeth that are fractured, chipped or discoloured. The resin can also be used to close the gap between teeth or change the shape of a tooth. Bonding is said to be the easiest and least expensive option in cosmetic dentistry as the process can be done in a single visit and is not the same as veneers, which need to be moulded in a laboratory.
Dental Veneers Explained
Veneers are made of a thin layer of porcelain and can be used instead of crowns or braces and are used to close gaps or correct minor misalignments. Veneers are also used to enhance the brightness of a patient’s teeth. Although veneers last between 10 and 20 years, depending on how you care for them, they are more expensive than resin as they are normally made from porcelain instead of plastic and have to be made in a laboratory before being fitted.
Teeth Whitening to improve your Smile!
However, if all you want is a brilliant smile that will turn heads, our dentists offer Zoom! Whitening, which lightens tooth discolouration caused by food, beverages or smoking. It is a bleaching process which uses a hydrogen peroxide whitening gel that is enhanced by exposure to intense light. The gel is applied every 15 minutes for 45 minutes while the light breaks down the hydrogen peroxide and allows oxygen to bleach the enamel of the teeth.
When wanting aesthetic dentistry such as veneers or bonding, it may be require that the patient undergo teeth whitening to match the cosmetic dentistry to your natural teeth.