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Brisbane Dentist - excellence in general and aesthetic dentistry with Drs Amy Daley, Leila Haywood, UQ graduates with 20 years of experience in Spring Hill, Brisbane


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How Dental Bonding can Improve Your Smile

Leila Haywood

There are several options to restore your teeth to get a perfect smile. Front teeth can be restored with veneers, crowns, tooth bonding, or a combination of these. Teeth whitening technology and Invisalign orthodontic work can also be used depending on the symmetry of your smile, the condition of your teeth, and your facial features.

Tooth bonding involves the use of tooth coloured resin that the dentist matches from a very large range to the actual colour of your tooth, and can be used to:

    •    close minor gaps between the front teeth

    •    Repair fractured teeth

    •    Restore chipped edges of teeth

    •    Change a tooth shape

    •    Lengthen a tooth

    •    Improve discoloured teeth

Dental bonding is generally fairly easy to sit through, is usually painless, is mostly done without anaesthetic, is complete in one visit, and can make a big difference to your smile in a cost effective way for years to come. It can mostly be done without drilling the tooth.

The quality of a composite resin restoration is excellent when it is finished neatly, but it does wear down over time and can chip away if you grind your teeth or have habits like nail biting. It can also discolour and become stained over time with coffee and tea, wine, foods we eat, or smoking if applicable, but can be minimised by brushing your teeth twice daily, flossing daily and regularly visiting your dentist and dental hygienist each 6 months, so that they can buff away any stains that might have developed over time.

If you are looking for a long term solution,  porcelain veneers are restorations that are made in the laboratory with a ceramic specialist and your dentist. They cover the front of a tooth, and are sometimes suitable because they are more durable, are stain resistant and very strong. They are made in two dental visits, drilling and anaesthetic is usually required, and it is more expensive than tooth bonding. 

A consultation with your dentist to discuss the options available to you may be helpful, and they can customise aesthetic treatments to suit your needs. 

Porcelain veneers placed by Dr Leila Haywood from Brisbane Smile Boutique dentists in Spring Hill, Brisbane

Porcelain veneers placed by Dr Leila Haywood from Brisbane Smile Boutique dentists in Spring Hill, Brisbane