Dental Bonding and Composite Veneers

CAID-Cosmetic-Implant-Dentists-Melbourne-216Tooth Bonding is a relatively low cost, single-visit procedure whereby a layer of composite is ‘bonded’ to the surface of the tooth.

Bonding is most effective when used to repair minor chips. It can also be used in a veneering procedure conceptually similar to Porcelain Veneers, where instead, a composite material is bonded to the tooth surface to correct a variety of aesthetic problems from color to shape. These ‘Composite Veneers’ are not as colour-stable and are disadvantaged by lack of durability. They are more likely to chip and stain, and they do-not glow in fluorescent light.

Due to their inherent deterioration over time, our cosmetic dentists usually use Composite Veneers as a temporary and diagnostic measure to demonstrate to the patient what can be achieved with Porcelain Veneers.

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Dental Implants Smoke and Mirrors?

December 4, 2014

Tobacco smoking has many risks to a person’s health and wellbeing, and it also has an effect on the oral cavity and dental health.  The damage to lungs is not easily seen, but has been well illustrated in Quit campaigns and on cigarette packets. In the mouth, apart from the visible staining of teeth, tobacco
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