One of the most common cosmetic dentistry treatments we use at our Pascoe Vale, VIC clinic is tooth-coloured dentistry. We use the latest composite materials to repair teeth that have been damaged or decayed.
Made from the same material as the composite resin used for tooth-coloured fillings, we use bonding to fix the following dental issues:
- To close up a gap between the teeth
- To make teeth appear longer
- To fix a tooth that has an unsightly shape
- To repair a crack or chip
- To cover up a discoloured tooth
The composite material blends in perfectly with your natural teeth, so no one will be able to tell you have had the procedure.
Cosmetic bonding is a simple procedure, and we generally do not need to use any anaesthesia. The bonding procedure is also quick, and most patients won’t need to spend more than an hour in the dental chair.
The amalgam fillings of the past were effective, but they were not very attractive because of their dark grey colour. Today we use tooth-coloured composite to fill in and prevent the spread of tooth decay.
Not only do tooth-coloured fillings look better because they match the colour of your tooth, but treatment is quicker because less of the tooth structure needs to be removed before we place the filling. This is because the composite material bonds directly to the tooth.
Unlike their amalgam counterparts, tooth-coloured fillings are less likely to expand and contract with extremes in temperature, so they last longer and are not predisposed to fracture. Tooth-coloured fillings are also long-lasting—as long as 15 years or more.
If you are considering a consultation with a cosmetic dentist to learn more about tooth-coloured dentistry in Pascoe Vale, VIC or in the surrounding neighbourhoods, we invite you to contact Lumino Smiles for a booking.