Enamel bonding is the process of adding a tooth coloured material (called ‘composite’) to the existing tooth. This can be used to improve the visual appearance of the tooth (or many teeth) to enhance its shape, disguise its position or mask surface flaws.
Here are the most frequent reasons why many people choose enamel bonding;
To prevent further damage
The outer surface of the tooth (enamel) can become damaged for a number of reasons, including subconscious habits (such as tooth grinding or ‘bruxism’) or erosion from acidic food or drink. Even digestive problems and acid reflux can have an effect. As the top enamel becomes worn, the softer underlying dentine becomes exposed, accelerating surface wear or tooth loss. Enamel bonding can be used to restore the surface of the tooth and help prevent further damage.
For cosmetic reasons
Most frequently patients seek enamel bonding for cosmetic reasons. The effects of wear and tooth surface loss as described above, as well as discolouration, chipping, crooked or “gappy” teeth, can all prompt people to seek a solution to enhance their smile. Enamel bonding gives us the opportunity to treat and manage such concerns, often without any further damage to the tooth structure.
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