Tooth Bonding; The Non-invasive way to get a White, Straight Smile

The tiny details matter. We can take care of the finer points and perfect your smile with dental bonding. 

Dental Bonding

Teeth Bonding Uses

  • To repair decayed teeth
  • To repair chipped or cracked teeth
  • To improve the appearance of discoloured teeth
  • To close spaces between teeth
  • To make teeth look longer
  • To change the shape of teeth
  • As a cosmetic alternative to amalgam fillings
  • To protect a portion of the tooth’s root that has been exposed when gums recede

Teeth Bonding Cost

On average a dental bonding procedure can cost between £390 to £500 per tooth. Costs of dental bonding vary depending on your specific dental conditions, amount of teeth that need cosmetic repair, additional procedures performed in conjunction, and the dentist performing the operation. 

Helping You Achieve Success

Cosmetic Tooth Bonding

Subject to the purpose of the bonding procedure, different shades and translucent composites are utilised to blend with the existing tooth or may completely change the appearance, depending on what is desired by the patient.

Teeth bonding can usually be completed in one visit, depending on the extent of repair needed. Even if treatment needs to be performed over two or more visits, you will be delighted to notice a significant difference in your smile after the first treatment. Dr. Kaviani, can work out an individual plan for your dental bonding needs after a consultation and initial dental examination.

Dental bonding offers several benefits for patients. It is quick, affordable, painless, and relatively long-lasting. It is also a great alternative to more extensive cosmetic dentistry treatment with porcelain veneers, bridges, and crowns. But it is important to note that cosmetic bonding can wear away or chip over time and may need to be repaired or replaced periodically.

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Minor Flaws that Can Majorly Affect Your Smile

Small chips or cracks that only affect the enamel layer of your teeth.

Minor spacing issues.

Teeth that are smaller than others, or teeth that are oddly shaped

Discolouration

The Dental Bonding Process

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Step 1 ; The Consultation

We need to decide if dental bonding can achieve the results you desire. We often use bonding for last minute perfections as part of a larger treatment plan. We can, however,  improve a smile with bonding alone.

Step 2 ; Preparation

We need to make sure that the material adheres to your teeth. We do this by roughening the surface of teeth we’re treating using an acid-based gel.

Step 3 ; Layer

With dental bonding, we improve the shape of your tooth layer upon layer. We place composite resin on the roughened teeth. We then carefully shape and mould the bonding until it’s ready for another layer or until treatment is complete.

Step 4 ; The Finish

We have now perfected the shape of your teeth. The material is as hard as the rest of your teeth. We finish things off by polishing our work so that it gleams just like the rest of your teeth. Your improved smile is now ready.

How Is Dental Bonding Different From Veneers?

Dental bonding and porcelain veneers are two different ways to achieve a similar result. Essentially, dental bonding is a simplified version of a veneer. A veneer is a restorative material placed over the surface of a tooth. Veneers are done to protect a damaged tooth surface or to improve the aesthetics of a tooth. Most veneers are custom made in a dental laboratory and can last 10-25 years.

Cosmetic dental bonding is a simpler, faster, and less expensive process than veneers. While dental bonds may need to be touched up or replaced every 5-10 years, the process of dental bonding is far less invasive than veneers. Consult with your dentist about which process is best for your teeth.

Who is a good candidate for teeth bonding?

Teeth bonding isn’t for everyone. If your smile is crooked as the result of an over- or under-bite, this treatment won’t be able to correct it. Teeth bonding is more for people who have healthy teeth but aren’t exactly thrilled with the way they look. It’s a cosmetic solution.

How to care for bonded teeth

Taking care of your teeth helps extend the life of a bonded tooth. Self-care tips include:

  • brushing at least twice a day and flossing daily
  • avoiding hard food and candy
  • not biting your nails
  • avoiding coffee, tea, and tobacco for the first two days after the procedure to avoid stains
  • scheduling regular dental cleanings every six months

See your dentist if you accidentally chip or break the bonding material, or if you feel any sharp or rough edges after the procedure.

What are the Pros and Cons of Dental Bonding?

The main benefit of dental bonding is the ease of the procedure, both for time and money. Dental bonding is one of the most common and least expensive cosmetic dental procedures. Bonding one tooth can be done in one brief dental visit. Multiple teeth take longer, but in general, dental bonding is a fast process. Another benefit is that, compared to veneers and crowns, dental bonding requires little to no removal of tooth enamel, and, as mentioned, anesthesia is not necessary for dental bonding.

While there are no inherent cons to dental bonding, there are some limitations to the procedure that patients should be aware of. The material used in dental bonding is not as strong as your real teeth, so biting hard objects and foods should be afforded after a dental bonding procedure. Bonding may need to be touched up or replaced after a few years, but the upfront cost is less expensive than other restorative procedures. 

How long does dental bonding last?

The success of dental bonding is determined, in part, on the location of the restoration on the tooth. If the bonding is on the very edge of your tooth, it most likely won’t last as long because of biting forces and what types of food you are biting into. Chewy, hard or crunchy foods will weaken the bonding quickly compared to soft foods. Many patients with bonding on their front teeth avoid directly biting into food that can compromise the structural soundness of dental bonding. A tooth-coloured bonding can last 4 to 8 years on average, depending on tooth location and patient’s bite and eating and chewing habits.

Benefits of Tooth Bonding
  • Requires less removal of tooth enamel
  • Repairs damaged or broken teeth
  • Can close gaps in teeth
  • Durable, lasting material
  • Can be molded and color matched to adjacent teeth
  • Natural looking results
  • Can be altered in the future
  • Ideal for developing smiles
Disadvantages of dental bonding:
  • Although the material used in dental bonding is somewhat stain resistant, it does not resist stains as well as crowns.
  • Another disadvantage is that the bonding materials do not last as long, nor are they as strong as other restorative procedures, such as crowns, veneers, or other types of dental restorations.

Composite Bonding

Composite bonding uses tooth-coloured composite resin to repair chips, cracks or broken teeth or to improve the proportions of your smile if you feel self-conscious about gaps or the shape of your teeth. A small amount of resin will be added to the affected tooth or teeth to improve it’s proportions, colour, and appearance. The resin is sculpted to the desired shape as it sets so that it covers and fills your damaged teeth.

The composite will perfectly match the colour of your teeth to ensure a natural result, and so that no one will notice any difference from a natural tooth or teeth. Composite bonding is a more affordable alternative to some cosmetic dental treatments like veneers.

Dental bonding treatment for crooked teeth

Swiftly smarten up your smile

Composite Bonding is a tried and tested cosmetic technique used to swiftly enhance smiles in a single visit.

Composite aesthetic advantages

Composite bonding can make shorter teeth look longer, thus adding aesthetic advantages to its use. It can be used to cover up stains caused by smoking or dark-coloured drinks such as tea, coffee and red wine that cannot be removed by toothpaste and mouthwash alone.

Life after dental bonding

Once the dental bonding has been applied, you can brush and floss your teeth and use mouthwash as normal.

NO INJECTIONS AND NO DRILLING

Composite bonding is a gentle and reversible form of dentistry. It usually requires no injections and no drilling and so is termed ‘non-invasive’. It is a method whereby a resin that is chosen to match the colour of your teeth is painlessly added to your tooth or teeth to change their size or shape and so fill gaps, repair broken or worn edges or even make the teeth look straighter. In fact, if a whiter composite resin is chosen it can be used to cover the whole of the front of the visible tooth/teeth to brighten them up in the form of a composite veneer. The treatment can last years and is usually a good mid-term solution which can be used as a solution in a variety of clinical situations.

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