Bonding & Veneers

Dental treatments like dental bonding and veneers are not only used to fix cavities or broken teeth but can also be used to improve the look of healthy teeth. Veneers are applied to the entire front surface of the tooth, whereas bonding is applied to a smaller portion of the tooth. Bonding and veneers make teeth look better by changing their colour, shape, angle or spacing. Veneers used to restore broken, chipped or cracked, that have spaces between them or that are discoloured.


What is bonding?

Bonding, also known as bonded restoration, is to make minor repairs to teeth. In most cases, several teeth can be bonded in one dental visit. Bonding uses tooth-coloured material, called composite resin. Composite resin is put on the tooth, then shaped and hardened with light.


Veneers

Veneers are very thin shells that are attached to the front part of teeth. They are often made of porcelain or composite resin. Porcelain veneers are stronger than composite resin veneers and do not change colour or stained.


How porcelain veneers

It is a process of removing a thin layer of the enamel from the teeth to make room for the veneers. Then take impression for the mold. This mold is used to custom-make porcelain veneers. In the meantime, temporary veneers are made to replace the portion of the tooth that was removed. These are worn until the porcelain veneers are ready. On the next visit, the temporary veneers removed and porcelain veneers stick to the teeth with certain cement.

Teeth whitening:

In most cases, the natural colour of teeth is within a range of light greyish-yellow shades. Teeth naturally darken with age and their appearance can be affected by the accumulation of surface stains acquired from the use of tobacco products and the consumption of certain foods or drinks. Most whitening products are peroxide-based and are actually capable of altering the colours of the tooth itself. However, not all tooth discolorations respond to tooth-whitening treatments. So should consult the dentist. This step is especially important for patients with fillings, root canal treatments, crowns and/or with extremely dark stains on the anterior teeth.


A number of different whitening techniques and products are available to patient.

  • Vital whitening is done on "living" teeth and can be used to whiten the teeth if they have become stained by food or tobacco, or if they have become dark with age. Either through in office whitening " ZOOM ", or home taken whitening.
  • Non-vital whitening is whitening done on teeth that are no longer "alive." If the tooth has changed colour because of a root canal, non-vital whitening can lighten the tooth from the inside out.