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. 

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.

Dental bonding is appropriate for any patient. Any little imperfection can be improved upon with dental bonding. It is a pain free treatment and requires no anaesthetic or drilling. 

It's particularly great because we don't remove any tooth structure. To bond, we add directly onto the tooth. We offer both composite and edge bonding treatments (explained below). 

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

There are a number of different payment options available including payment plans on treatments over €1,000.

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

Bonding Directly Onto The Tooth

Bonding Directly Onto The Tooth

Bonding Directly Onto The Tooth

Composite bonding is particularly good as we don’t remove any tooth structure. To bond, we add directly onto the tooth.

Restoration will last 5-6 years before it needs to be polished up or repaired in some way. 

It’s a completely pain free procedure. No anaesthetic is required and no drilling is required.

We just polish the teeth and then gently add on the resin material. Finally, we then give the teeth a very high grade polish.

Composite Versus Edge Bonding

Composite Versus Edge Bonding

Composite Versus Edge Bonding

Composite bonding cover the entire tooth while edge bonding is placed along the edges of the tooth or in cracks and chips.

With edge bonding, a portion of your natural tooth remains visible. We use edge bonding to repair teeth damaged by wear or impact and improve the smile's overall aesthetics.

In some cases, edge bonding is not the best option to increase brightness by several shades or correct the appearance of misaligned teeth. After assessing your case and listening to what you want to achieve, your dentist will recommend the best option for you to realise your goal for your smile.

Benefits of Dental Cosmetic Bonding

Improve The Appearance Of Your Smile!

Quick And Easy Treatment

Avoid Any Tooth Sensitivity

Preserves Tooth Structure

Long Lasting - A Dental Bond Can Last Up To 10 Years

Retain The Health And Natural Structure Of Your Tooth

Can Usually Be Completed In One Appointment

Visit Our Smile Gallery To See Our Dental Bonding Before And Afters!

The Process

  • Initial Examination
  • Preparing The Dental Bond
  • Ensuring A Good Fit
  • Composite Is Cleaned And Polished
  • Keep The Treated Tooth Clean
  • More Information
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.

More Information
More Information

More Information

Composite bonding is a hugely popular treatment here at 3Dental because of both it's abillity to transform a smile and it's affordability. 

We have more information available on this great treatment in the following blog posts:

 

What Our Patients Say

I've more confidence in myself. It's changed my life.

I've started to learn how to smile for the first time in 18 years. There's no price that you could put on the amount of compliments that I'm getting now and the amount of confidence that I now have in myself.

Anita Toner
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What Our Patients Say

I had bonding done on my front teeth. I've been smiling ever since!

My two front teeth were very badly chipped. I had bonding done on my front teeth. I've been smiling ever since!

Terry McKenna
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What Our Patients Say

I knew it would be worth waiting for!

My teeth are like glass, they are completely different. The work is second to none - I'm just over the moon with them!

Kristina Lauren
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What Our Patients Say

I can't stop smiling! I can't stop taking pictures!

I feel absolutely amazing. You can keep your natural teeth and get this amazing look. It's such a confidence boost!

Lee O'Reilly
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What Our Patients Say

It's the best thing I ever did. I was so delighted!

It's so much easier to smile and talk! The process was so easy. It was 6 months from start to finish. (There was) No pain.

Sandra Dolan
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What Our Patients Say

The staff are what make the place.

The staff are what makes the place. It's a really nice, friendly atmosphere. And it's really clean. I'd highly recommend 3Dental to my friends. Come sooner. Don't put if off for so long. It's not worth the wait.

Tom Palmer
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What Our Patients Say

I've more confidence in myself. It's changed my life.

I've started to learn how to smile for the first time in 18 years. There's no price that you could put on the amount of compliments that I'm getting now and the amount of confidence that I now have in myself.

Anita Toner
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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 done 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, 6 month braces and Invisalign are just a few alternatives you would have to bonding.

Your cosmetic dentist will advise which is best for you.

How much does dental bonding cost?

Dental bonding costs between €150 to €300 per tooth depending on the type of bonding required.

Incisal edge bonding is €150 per tooth.

Composite bonding €250-€300 per tooth.

Full details can be found on our pricing page.

Is bonding bad for your teeth?

No. Composite bonding is a non invasive procedure, so it is pain free and perfectly safe for your teeth.

Can you whiten teeth bonding?

No. Composite bonding can't be whitened.

So if your planning to get teeth whitening, you'll need to do it before getting your bondings or veneers.

Does my insurance cover dental bonding?

That depends on each insurance policy. Cosmetic treatments usually are not covered, unless it's something necessary.

The patient needs to book a consultation with the dentist to get a quotation. The quotation will then need to be sent to the insurance company, with pictures and x-rays where necessary in order to see if the treatment is covered.

What's the difference between edge bonding and composite bonding?

Composite bonding cover the entire tooth while edge bonding is placed along the edges of the tooth or in cracks and chips.

It is still possible to brighten the shade of your teeth using edge bonding but not to the extreme that is achievable with full tooth bonding and composite bonding. 

What are the main features that can be improved with edge bonding?

  • Repairing cracks and chips
  • Elongating shorter teeth
  • Increasing tooth size for a fuller smile
  • Evening out an uneven smile
  • Moderate shade brightening
  • Refurbish previous bonding

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