What Is Dental Bonding?

What Is Dental Bonding?

What Is Dental Bonding?

Dental bonding is an easy and effective way to make small adjustments to teeth using a specially formulated composite material. Dental bonding is also referred to as ‘tooth bonding’.
The dental bonding is added to the tooth to help restore small chips, fractures and cracks, as well as improving the cosmetic appearance of discoloured, shortened or misshapen teeth.

The treatment is very affordable, effective, and can be completed without the need for custom-built solutions such as dental veneers or dental crowns.

However, they do come with some minor disadvantages such as being easier to stain or break. Your dentist will be able to advise you on the best treatment for your individual requirements and will suggest alternative treatments, if appropriate.

Is Dental Bonding Affordable?

Is Dental Bonding Affordable?

Is Dental Bonding Affordable?

Dental bonding is very affordable, effective, and can be completed without the need for custom-built solutions such as dental veneers or dental crowns.

However, they do come with some minor disadvantages such as being easier to stain or break.

Your dentist will be able to advise you on the best treatment for your individual requirements and will suggest alternative treatments, if appropriate.

Benefits of Dental Bonding

Quick and Easy Treatment

Improve the appearance of a tooth

Avoid any tooth sensitivity

Preserves tooth structure

The Process

  • Initial Examination
  • Preparing the Dental Bond
  • Ensuring A Good Fit
  • Composite is cleaned and polished
  • Keep the treated tooth clean
Initial Examination
Initial Examination

Initial Examination

Dental bonding treatment begins with an initial examination of your teeth where any potential problems will be identified and discussed with you before work is started.

Preparing the Dental Bond
Preparing the Dental Bond

Preparing the Dental Bond

Your dentist will then prepare the dental bonding composite by colour matching it with the surrounding teeth.

Ensuring A Good Fit
Ensuring A Good Fit

Ensuring A Good Fit

Once the composite is matched, your dentist will apply the putty-like composite to the tooth, ensuring a good and secure fit before moulding and sculpting it to the correct size and shape to match the surrounding teeth.

Composite is cleaned and polished
Composite is cleaned and polished

Composite is cleaned and polished

When the composite is matched, a bright light is used to harden the composite which is then polished and inspected.

Keep the treated tooth clean
Keep the treated tooth clean

Keep the treated tooth clean

Finally, your dentist will then give you advice on how to keep the treated tooth clean, clear from stains, and may ask for future appointments to ensure a permanent fix.

The entire dental bonding treatment is completed in one appointment and can take up to an hour depending on the amount of work required.

The entire procedure is quick, easy, effective and painless.

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Commonly Asked Questions

What is dental bonding made out of?

Dental bonding is made out of a tough but beautiful tooth coloured resin which is bonded to your teeth.

Can bonding change the colour of my teeth?

Bonding can enhance the existing colour of your teeth. The bonding process is often don along with teeth whitening.

How long does bonding last?

If your bonding is well looked after and maintained it can last many years.five years is an average guideline.

What alternatives do I have to bonding?

Porcelain Veneers, Veneers in a day, Short term or cosmetic braces and Invisalign are a few alternates you would have to bonding. Your cosmetic dentist will advise which is best for you.

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