I think our Sandra picked one of them up from
Erm… no, it’s a resin that’s added to teeth to improve their look, shape and colour.
Oh. Isn’t that the same as veneers?
Not really. It’s a lot simpler than veneers and is a fast cosmetic solution for teeth that are otherwise healthy and have been well maintained.
Ok. How many visits do you need?
It can be completed in one appointment that lasts between 30 to 60 minutes – and it’s cheaper than veneers.
What’s the process?
First, some surface enamel is removed from the tooth before the shade of composite resin that best matches your teeth is chosen and bonding agent is applied, this is then followed by the resin being ‘cured’ by a special light before the teeth are finally polished.
nanceAre these bonded bits standard shapes?
No, the special resin is applied to the teeth and moulded into the desired shape by the dentist. So it’s always worth going to a dentist who has a lot of experience in this field as it’s important that they get the shape and shade of the teeth spot on. So, are you having it done? Yep… I’ve had my free consultation so now I’m booked in with Dr Aisha next week, and because it’s just to sort out the front four chipped teeth I will be done in 30 minutes.