Cosmetic Bonding; the facts explained by a Surbiton dentist
It sounds like it is some kind of glue or cement by its name, and it is, although not just an ordinary glue, says a Surbiton dentist. This bonding material is very malleable in that it can be used not just as a glue. One of its greater properties is that it can be used like Polly Filler is used on a cracked wall. Your dentist can get it in various colours, and so this makes it easy to match to the colour of the tooth. A cracked tooth can be filled and bonded to repair it, then smoothed down to hide the join. A chipped tooth can be repaired by applying bonding, and then using a shaper to smooth the whole tooth. This is good for minor repairs though, more seriously damaged or crooked teeth will need a veneer, however Cosmetic Bonding will again be used to do the repair. Once the veneer is made and is ready to be fitted, the bonding is used to secure and seal the veneer to the damaged tooth. As a tool, bonding is very much part of the kit that a dentist will have to work with, and with the flexibility it has it can have a 1001 uses. A dentist will need to specialise in this procedure as it takes a good deal of skill to shape a tooth using bonding alone, so make sure your dentist is one that can carry out this procedure. Teeth whitening can be also achieved by wiping and smoothing a thin layer of bonding in a bright white colour, it isn`t the best way of getting a whitening done, but for a single tooth it is an alternative.