An affordable alternative

Veneers are a wonderful way to hide most cosmetic issues with teeth, from chipped and cracked teeth, stained teeth, gaps or crooked smiles. However, they are expensive and a huge commitment because once an individual decides to have them, they need to continue to replace them once they become chipped, cracked or breakaway.

Although veneers do last a long time, they are not permanent and usually last about a decade or so when treated correctly. When looking at multiple decades of replacing, an already expensive option can become a little daunting and this needs to be considered before moving forward with the initial treatment.

Thankfully, there is an alternative solution available which is not only less pricey but also an option for those who might not want to repeat the treatment time and time again, although they can if they want to.

This treatment is composite bonding Harley Street and it uses the same material as is used in a white filling, which makes it a well known, trusted and safe material to use on teeth.

It is also a very quick option, usually completed in a single appointment where a dentist matches the colour and crafts the resin to hide gaps, reshape teeth, cover stains and generally perfect an individual’s smile much in the same way that a veneer would.

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What does the treatment entail?

The majority of this treatment is about the planning, where both dentist and patient talk about the desired outcome. It is important that the patient understands that their dentist knows a lot about the appearance of healthy teeth and can offer some good advice and suggestions. By working together, the best possible smile can be easily achieved.

Once a plan has been set, the dentist can get to work. They pick a shade of resin that most closely matches their patient’s teeth colour and begin carefully applying it to disguise slight rotations, cover stains, chips, cracks or any other cosmetic issue that affects their patient’s confidence.  

One of the benefits that this treatment has over veneers is that no prior work needs to be done to the surface of the teeth to prepare them for this procedure. Veneers require the dentist to remove a thin layer of enamel which essentially damages the tooth permanently.

Once this resin has been moulded into the right position, it is set using a special light and the procedure is done.

Dentists are seeking alternative solutions all the time for their patients so that they can make the most out of their smile and enjoy healthier looking and feeling teeth for longer. When a patient ensures that they frequently visit their dentist and bring up any of the concerns they might have, then any and potentially all issues are consistently met and there is a good relationship between dentist and patient.

By rectifying these cosmetic concerns effectively, people can love their smiles more and as a result, potentially care for them better which can lead to healthier smiles all around.

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