Its been a while since I last blogged on all things dental and cosmetic. Finding time over the last 12 months has proved challenging to say the least but we are back! So what has changed since I last wrote here?
Probably the the biggest shift in cosmetic dentistry that I haev noticed seems to be towards the idea called ABB. Or Align Bleach & Bond. As a dentist who subscribes to a minimally invasive approach wherever possible this shift makes me very happy.
There is a ( thankfully) growing realisation within dentistry that if we move the teeth towards a more optimal position first. The following stages of aesthetic or cosmetic treatment requires less or even no removal of healthy tooth tissue at all.
I have written a lot about aligning teeth for cosmetic purposes in adults. Generally we are looking to make small to medium moves to a few teeth and specifically looking to avoid reorganising the back teeth. Inman Aligner and 6 Month Smiles are the two big brands in this area at the moment.
Just as it sounds – teeth whitening, either a few shades lighter to wind the clock back a few years or deep bleaching for the whitest possible shade
Resin bonding is the use of colour matched highly aesthetic filling material to change the shape of your teeth. While not suitable for everyone it can be a great alternative to porcelain veneers. Resin bonding has advantages and disadvantages with we will chat more about in future. But if you have a specific question ow please leave a comment or e-mail us at the practice.