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Treatment And Advice For Chipped Teeth

Tuesday, September 22nd, 2015

Beautiful young lady smilingPlaying sports, trips and falls or even biting down on a mint humbug can damage your teeth, but if you have a chip, there’s no need to worry. Even the slightest chip can make you feel self-conscious about the appearance of your smile, but there are some excellent treatment options out there and your dentist will be able to patch up your tooth in no time.

Composite bonding

Composite bonding is a procedure commonly used to make minor changes to the shape and aesthetic of the teeth; it involves using dental composite, a tooth-coloured material, to repair chips, build up worn down surfaces and reshape the teeth to make the smile look more attractive. Treatment only takes one hour and it is completely painless.

The procedure involves your dentist moulding and shaping the composite to reshape an individual tooth and carry out basic repairs, such as filing in a chip or evening up a worn edge. At room temperature, composite is soft like putty and this enables your dentist to adapt it to suit each individual tooth that needs attention. When they are confident that the composite is in the right place, they then shine a curing light onto the composite and this sets it, making it firm.


Veneers are a popular treatment option for people who want to transform the appearance of their smile and they create dazzling results. Veneers are usually made from porcelain and they are placed on top of your natural teeth; the aim is to create a stunning smile. Each veneer is custom-made and shaped to fit your tooth perfectly; you can choose from various tooth shades and shapes to suit your aesthetic preferences and treatment can usually be completed in 2 sessions 2-3 weeks apart. Veneers may be a good choice if you have additional issues, aside from chips, such as staining or gaps between your teeth and you are looking for a more dramatic transformation.

Preventing chips

Sometimes, it’s impossible to prevent chips; however, there are some simple steps you can take to reduce the risk of your teeth being damaged, including:

  • wearing a gum shield when playing sport
  • avoiding using your teeth to open bottles or cut labels off clothing
  • avoiding very hard foods
  • seeing your dentist for regular check-ups

How Can Cosmetic Dentistry Repair Chipped Teeth

Tuesday, May 12th, 2015

2904387_blogAt City Dental Leeds, we understand that even the most minor imperfections can knock your confidence when you smile. If you’re troubled by chipped teeth and you long for a flawless smile, we can help. With cosmetic bonding, we can patch up broken and worn teeth in no time, giving you a stunning smile and bags of confidence.

What is cosmetic bonding?

Cosmetic bonding is a restorative treatment that offers amazing aesthetic benefits for patients who have minor cosmetic imperfections such as worn and jagged edges, chipped teeth and gaps between the teeth. This procedure achieves incredible results by using a versatile tooth-coloured material called dental composite. Composite can be used to re-shape and repair the teeth and it comes in an array of shades, so we can match the new structure to your natural tooth extremely closely.

Composite bonding only takes around an hour and it is not an uncomfortable procedure, so you won’t need any anaesthetic. Your dentist will shape the composite to carry out the relevant changes to the shape and size of individual teeth while the composite is soft at room temperature. When they are happy with the result, they will then shine a curing light onto the teeth and this will set the composite, making it firm. Once the composite is hard, your dentist will then carry out any final adjustments and then show you the fruits of their labour. You’ll be amazed at the difference seemingly minor changes can make to the aesthetic of your smile and you’ll feel much more confident when you smile.

Are there any alternatives?

It is also possible to have veneer treatment to repair chips in the teeth. A Veneer is a very thin sheet of tooth-shaped porcelain, placed over the top of the tooth to create a stunning aesthetic. Veneer treatment produces incredible results, but it is much more expensive than bonding and the procedure is more invasive.

If you’d like to find out more about cosmetic bonding, or any of our other fantastic cosmetic treatments, such as veneers or teeth whitening, call us today and make an appointment.

Dental Chips And Gaps Are Scared Of The Magic Composite Bonding Can Do

Saturday, September 13th, 2014

3200188_blogIf you have dental chips and gaps, we have a treatment, which will banish them for good and give you a stunning new smile. Beware, dental flaws- our treatments are coming to get you!

Composite bonding, also known as cosmetic or dental bonding, is a treatment, which perfects the aesthetic of the smile in less than hour with minimal pain and no need for anaesthetic. It sounds too good to be true, but we really can transform your smile with minimal hassle.

About composite bonding

Composite bonding is a popular cosmetic dental treatment, which uses dental composite to make running repairs to the smile. This treatment is suitable for patients who have chipped and worn teeth, as well as those who have unsightly gaps between the teeth. Composite is very versatile and it comes in putty form, which means that it can be bent, moulded and morphed to fit and fill gaps and add structure to damaged teeth.

Your City Dental dentist will use their expertise and design skills to patch up worn and chipped teeth, close gaps and improve the shape of the teeth while the composite is soft and malleable. They will then shine a light on the composite to set it, making it firm and durable. Once the composite is hard, your dentist will ensure a perfect result by making any final modifications and then you can see the results.

With bonding, even the simplest of changes can make such a difference to the look of your smile. The procedure doesn’t take long and there’s no pain involved; the results are there to see as soon as your dentist has finished and they should last for years to come.

Is bonding the best treatment for me?

If you have minor aesthetic issues, such as a couple of chipped teeth, a small gap between your teeth or worn and uneven teeth, cosmetic bonding could be an excellent treatment for you. This procedure is less invasive and much more affordable than veneers. In some cases, for example, when issues are more complex and require more intensive treatment, other solutions may be better; we can discuss these with you during your consultation.