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Sep 2013

Case study- cosmetic bonding

Our case study is one involving cosmetic bonding of the front teeth. Cosmetic bonding is the NON INVASIVE answer to repair worn, fractured or spaced teeth. The technique requires no drilling, no needles and no pain! Our patient was unhappy about her front teeth due to the severe wear present at the edges. This was due to night time grinding, which is a very common problem. Dr Nissit Patel strongly believes in minimally invasive dentistry and therefore ruled out porcelain veneers or similar techniques which remove healthy tooth enamel. Cosmetic bonding was prescribed and the results can be seen below:

Worn teeth, broken teeth, fractured teeth, grinding Worn front teeth and uneven edges
Straight teeth, even teeth Cosmetic bonding and now even, straight teeth!

The treatment was completed in one session using G-aenial composite by GC. This is one of the most advanced composites available which we endorse highly. The process is simple. Here are the steps: 1. The teeth are cleaned and polished. It is advised that you visit Jenny our hygienist prior to cosmetic bonding. If you have considered tooth whitening, then it is best to do this before so that the shade can be matched. 2. The teeth are etched with a special gel to create a good bonding surface and a resin bonding agent is brushed on to the teeth. 3. A highly aesthetic composite is placed in layers to recreate the natural appearance of the teeth. 4. The bite is checked and any necessary adjustments are made. 5. The bonding is polished to a high gloss finish. 6. That's it! Simple but highly effective. If you have worn teeth, fractured edges or minor spaces present then cosmetic bonding could be for you. Do NOT consider invasive treatments such as porcelain veneers or crowns without first contacting us.


Dec 2021

Case of the Month October 2021- Invisalign, whitening and bonding

Our case of the month for October was a simple yet effective one involving three of our favourite techniques: Invisalign, tooth whitening and cosmetic bonding. Crowding of teeth is so common, we would probably say the majority of the population suffer some form of mis alignment of some sort. Luckily, modern day treatments mean that teeth straightening is actually a simply and pain free process. In our case, we used Invisalign Lite which is the 'middle of the road' version which typically takes less than 6 … READ MORE
Oct 2021

Case of the Month August 2021- Social 6 lingual brace, teeth whitening and cosmetic bonding

Our case of the month for August was a straight forward one but effective. In many cases, we get asked to correct one or two teeth which really bothers our patient. Most of the time, this is perfectly feasible using modern day cosmetic dental techniques such as lingual braces and cosmetic bonding. For our case, one tooth had slipped behind the others and was in cross bite with the lower teeth. This is where the upper tooth actually sits on the inside surface of the lower tooth when closed. This is not desir… READ MORE
Aug 2021

Case of the month June 2021- closing space with bonding

Our case of the month for June 2021 was one where spaces were closed using cosmetic bonding or teeth bonding. Often there are spaces between teeth which are either natural, developmental, after orthodontic treatment or following a trauma. One of the simplest ways to close the spaces is via bonding. Tooth bonding is a non invasive treatment where the tooth is added to using composite white filling material. In the case of closing gaps, there is absolutely no need to cut the tooth at all. The treatment is car… READ MORE
Jun 2021

Case of the Month May 2021- ICON and cosmetic bonding

Our case of the month for May 2021 was a simple one involving ICON to treat a white spot and then cosmetic bonding to repair a small chip. Initially. we used Invisalign Express to treat some mild mis alignment. Putting teeth in the correct position will mean that that any future treatment will always look better especially bonding. The treatment in our case is completely non invasive. There is no need for any drilling, no needles of any sort and no pain! Furthermore, the cost is affordable compared to tradi… READ MORE


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