Tooth Bonding & Reshaping

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Tooth Bonding & Reshaping

Tooth Bonding & Reshaping

Tooth Bonding & Reshaping

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Tooth Bonding & Reshaping

Tooth bonding is a minimally invasive procedure that allows the dentist to reshape the teeth without the need to cut any of the healthy enamel underneath.

Tooth Bonding and Reshaping are the ideal solution for you if you have

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Short or small teeth

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Different sized teeth

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Gaps between teeth

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Decayed front teeth

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Discoloured teeth

Tooth Bonding & Reshaping

Tooth bonding and reshaping is a procedure that is commonly used to correct chipped, cracked, discoloured or misaligned teeth and is also effective in closing gaps between teeth. Tooth bonding has many advantages. It allows the dentist to reshape the teeth without the need to cut any of the healthy enamel underneath. This means the treatment can be minimally invasive leaving the teeth intact which is much better for the health of teeth long term. Also, tooth bonding is a simple and quick procedure often allowing us to obtain the desired result in one visit. In addition, tooth bonding is often a better economic option compared to porcelain veneers.

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Tooth Bonding Treatments

Tooth bonding treatments, however, can have their limitations. They may not last as long as porcelain restorations and the resin materials used may cause inflammation of the gum if put too close to the gum margin. In many cases in comparison to tooth bonding, porcelain veneers are a better option long term, especially when using newer materials which require very little amount of tooth cutting. Every case has to be assessed based on its own merits, and sometimes even a mock-up needs to be done to see which option works best. A consultation with the dentist is essential before you decide on the treatment.

Minor issues like small gaps, minor crowding or overlapping, incorrect shape of teeth, spots, discolouration and chips can often be easily rectified by resin bonding.

Resins are excellent aesthetic option that have been used in dentistry for decades. They are a type of plastic material that are moulded to your teeth and then set with a special light. They are a fast and economic option that often transform your smile in a single visit.

Not everyone is a candidate for resin bonding and its important that you do not make a decision about your treatment plan before seeing a dentist. It is only after a thorough assessment and presentation of options including the downsides of each treatment that you can make an informed decision about which way you’d like to proceed.

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Our Process

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Preparation/Mock-Up

To prepare the teeth for bonding, the surface of the tooth is slightly etched to roughen it, which helps the bonding material adhere.

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Bonding

Your dentist will consult with you to choose a composite resin colour that best matches your teeth and apply the tooth-coloured resin to your teeth. It is then ​set with a special light.

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Reshaping

The tooth resin is moulded, shaped and polished to achieve the perfect look.

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Smile!

The results will often blend in perfectly for a beautiful smile. To minimise stains to the resin, it’s best to avoid the usual culprits like smoking, red wine, coffee and tea.

Frequently Asked Questions

Resin veneers do not look ‘fake’. The material used is matched to the current shade of your teeth, which means they blend in. Also the material is polished to give the teeth a natural shine and lustre just like the enamel of your tooth.

Resin veneers require no or minimal tooth reshaping. This means, yes, they are reversible. If in several years you are unhappy with the veneers or wish to change/ replace them, we are able to remove the resin and leave behind the natural tooth structure that was originally there.

As long as routine dental check ups are attended, they should last for several years. Regular polishing and stain removal is required to maintain the natural look of the veneers.

Resin veneers only require 1 visit to the dentist. In 1 – 2 hours Dr Amrein can transform your smile using Resin Veneers.

Generally Resin Veneers do not break. However biting on hard food may cause chipping of the veneers. Either polishing or the addition of more resin to the veneer can easily repair small chips.

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If you’re interested in tooth bonding or reshaping, give us a call today!

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