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Don’t risk losing it, Crown it!

It is the hope that most of us try our utmost to keep our smiles bright, happy and healthy. It is the nature of life though that even when you guard it with your life it can still very easily get damaged – your teeth are no different. If, for whatever reason, you have a damaged tooth then getting a dental crown may be all that is needed to protect and strengthen that tooth and stop the risk of losing it completely.

A dental crown is used to protect any damaged teeth in your mouth and prevent the tooth from any further damage that would lead to loss of the whole tooth. A tooth can be damaged for a number of reasons – decay, fracture, cavities and acid erosion, bad habits such as grinding your teeth and poor diet – and all of these problems can be solved with a dental crown.

Support, Protection and Strength

A dental crown is a simple but very powerful and versatile little piece of kit – it can provide that little extra support; protection and strength wherever it is needed. If a tooth is decayed to a point where a filling will not do the job alone then a dental crown will provide that little extra bit of support to protect it from decaying further. If your tooth is cracked or broken and in need of protection then a crown can support the tooth and keep it healthy. If your teeth have been badly damaged by grinding, poor diet or acid erosion to a crucial point where they require extra protection to survive then a crown will save the day.

Furthermore, not only are crowns useful for offering that little extra protection but they can also be used as part of a dental implant procedure to replace a missing tooth or even just for aesthetic purposes if you want to improve the overall look of your smile; although in the latter case crowns should never be the first option.

Dental crowns could be seen as the next step up from a veneer – a veneer is just a cover for any unsightly things that lie beneath but a crown is the cover with that extra layer of defence that stops the problem it is disguising from getting even worse.

The treatment procedure for a crown is fairly straightforward and your dentist chair trauma can be over in just two visits. A good dentist will make sure that your crown blends perfectly with your natural teeth and once fitted nobody will notice a difference. You can stroll down Hounslow High Street confident that nobody will know what lies beneath your pearly white smile. Even better, with a good oral hygiene routine and by taking good care of your teeth your faux pearly whites should stay strong and healthy for 10-15 years.

Sparkle Dental Boutique are here to add a little ‘sparkle’ to your smile

A dental crown is a knight in shining armour for your teeth when something goes wrong. It is strong, supportive and is guaranteed to protect your teeth from the dangers of decay if you are sure to take good care of it.

Bonding can fix up your teeth

Smarten up the appearance of discoloured or damaged teeth with cosmetic bonding to help you smile with confidence.

Cosmetic bonding is a useful technique if you only have one or two teeth that are discoloured or damaged. After all, the rest of your teeth might be fine, meaning that treatment with veneers would be a bit over the top! Bonding involves fixing material to the front of the tooth to cover up any unsightly stains, blemishes or even to repair any imperfections.

The material used is quite malleable, and is made from a resin that hardens once applied. So even though the dentist is able to bend and shape the bonding while they are applying it to your teeth, it is actually pretty strong stuff and will be indistinguishable from the surrounding teeth – especially once your dentist has matched up the colour of the material with the teeth around it! It’s not quite like picking out house paint from colour charts, but the bonding material is available in lots of different shades of “tooth” so you will be able to find a colour that matches your own very closely.

Obviously, this smaller-scale treatment is cheaper than having a whole set of porcelain veneers made up, which is why people who only have one stained or damaged tooth might prefer to use bonding. Even having one tooth that you don’t like the look of can be enough to affect your confidence and stop you from smiling with confidence, which is why procedures like this are becoming more and more popular.

And having the treatment carried out couldn’t be simpler. Unlike lots of other, more complex cosmetic dentistry treatments you only need to go to the dentist once for the material to be applied – though you have to make sure to keep on attending your regular check-ups too. Although the resin does harden so it is tough enough to stand daily wear and tear, it isn’t as strong as porcelain veneers, so you are likely to have to replace them more often. You still have to work hard to keep your mouth clean, with daily brushing and mouthwash, as the resin can be stained by tea, coffee, red wine and smoking, just like your natural teeth.

Sparkle Dental are here to add a little ‘sparkle’ to your smile

If you have a damaged tooth that you would like covered up with cosmetic bonding, then consult your local dentist in the Hounslow area to see of the procedure is suitable for you.

Hot Beauty Trends – Cosmetic Bonding

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Cosmetic bonding or dental bonding as it is sometimes known is a technique that has been used in cosmetic dentistry for many years to transform your smile in just a single visit. The process involves the skilful/artistic use of the correct amount and colour of “dental composite” or dental resins, to change the shape or colour of  teeth.

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Dr Sunita Verma, Sparkle Dental Boutique Hounslow says “Above, you can see an example of how I have used cosmetic bonding techniques to `disguise’ a badly discoloured tooth whilst at the same time blending in with the remaining teeth so that it looks as natural as possible.”

Whether your teeth are chipped, broken, misshappen, or discoloured, cosmetic bonding can give you a  perfect smile.