So, as you all know I have had my Six Month Smile braces off now since January and I am happily settling into my routine of sleeping in retainers and being retainer free in the daytime. After my orthodontic treatment I had what is known as a “black triangle” as you can see in the picture above (left) this is just where the two teeth have moved creating a very small space where the darkness of the mouth is showing through as a black shadow. This is minimal however in some cases this can be more extreme.
Alison suggested closing the gap using bonding, this is where the gap is closed either side using composite filling material and is a very effective treatment and not invasive what so ever.
I am really pleased with the results and would highly recommend this treatment!
No drilling, no pain, no unnecessary damage of healthy tooth structure.
Modern dentistry is focused on prevention by encouraging a healthy oral hygiene routine at home and by advising our patients of the need to visit a dental professional as often as their dental health requires which is usually 6-12 monthly.
In early stages, caries can be treated with fluoride. As caries deepen and progress the need for a filling may become necessary. Even in proximal areas (in between teeth) this means sacrificing healthy tooth structure to reach the infected lesion.
Caries infiltration with Icon builds a bridge between prevention and minimally invasive therapy methods. Infiltration with the highly fluid resin enables an innovative treatment of incipient proximal caries as well as smooth surface white spots which can occur following the removal of orthodontic brackets.
How does it work?
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Dental bonding can also be used as a purely cosmetic procedure to change the way your smile looks. For example, if you have a tooth that is smaller than the others, dental bonding can be used to make it bigger. If you have gaps between your teeth but don’t want to invest in braces, material can be added to widen your teeth slightly so the gap is reduced. Dental bonding can also be used to lengthen teeth that look too short or are not even with your other teeth.
Cosmetic Bonding is a procedure in which a tooth-coloured resin material is applied and hardened with a special light, which ultimately “bonds” the material to the tooth to restore or improve person’s smile.
Cosmetic bonding is sometimes factored in to a treatment plan following orthodontic treatment as once the teeth align in a straight line gaps may appear between the teeth, sometimes referred to as black triangles, and these can be closed with bonding.
Because there are some limitations to the restorative impacts that bonding can have, some clinicians may view it as best suited for small cosmetic changes, for temporary correction of cosmetic defects, and for correction of teeth in areas of very low bite pressure (for example, front teeth).
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