Do you have crooked, cracked, chipped or discoloured teeth? Composite bonding can help restore your teeth to their natural shape, and colour. Composite bonding is a dental procedure that uses materials such as composite resin to improve the appearance of the teeth.
Composite bonding is not the same thing as composite veneers; they are used to fix smaller problems in just one tooth or a few of your teeth— like veneers, the dentist examines your bite and take an impression of your mouth so that the dental hygiene therapist can carry out bonding according to the prescription of a dentist to make sure the bonding is an appropriate fit for your teeth. In some cases, the whole process of composite bonding can be carried out by your dentist alone without involving the dental hygiene therapist.
Composite bonding is a dental procedure which involves the application of a tooth-coloured resin on a tooth by the dentist. The dentist first moulds the resin to ensure it matches with the teeth. Dental bonding procedure aims to improve the smile and make you more confident.
The resin the dentist uses is also an excellent way to restore decayed teeth, and this makes the teeth look attractive. It also helps to hide any imperfection like discolouration, fill gaps and correct crooked teeth. You can complete the procedure for dental bonding in one visit to the dentist, and it is a perfect and quick treatment for fixing imperfections on the teeth. What are the types of dental bonding?Two types of dental bonding are available. Direct dental bonding is available and adhesive bonding where the dental technician creates the bonding material in a laboratory or dental office.
In this type of bonding, the dentist attaches the restoration on the teeth using an etchant. The dentist uses a high-intensity curing light and the adhesive material to keep the restoration in place. This method of dental bonding uses metal-free crowns, inlays, bridges, crowns, and porcelain veneers.
When people talk about dental bonding, they refer to this direct composite bonding because it is the most common type of dental bonding. The dentist uses tooth-coloured composite materials to fill cavities and repair imperfections like cracks and chips on the teeth.
During the procedure, the dentist will place the composite material on the affected teeth. The placement has to be precise, and if your teeth need further repairs, you would have to schedule additional sessions for the other treatments.
The upside of direct composite bonding is that you do not have to wait for days or weeks for the laboratory to create your dental restoration. All dental composite bonding treatments require the same material and the procedure is less invasive. This option is also cheaper than adhesive bonding.
Getting direct composite bonding does not require many preparations since there is no need for a temporary solution or mould. However, the skill and expertise of the dentist determine how good your teeth will look.
Dental bonding is one of the least expensive cosmetic dental procedures. It is affordable, especially for correcting minor teeth defects. With dental bonding, you make the shape of your teeth look better with an extended length.
You can repair chipped or stained teeth with dental bonding. You can also repair decaying teeth, and this restoration is a better alternative to amalgam fillings for protecting the root of a tooth. Dental bonding also helps solve the problem of receding gums.
The first step before you can get composite bonding is an examination of your teeth. Your dentist will examine your dental problem to check if you are suitable for dental bonding. The dental exam will involve evaluating your gum and teeth.
Your dentist will let you know the cosmetic and dental problems that you could correct with tooth bonding. Some of these issues include:
Sometimes, you may need other treatment like teeth whitening before your dental composite bonding. Teeth whitening helps to improve the colour of your teeth to match the colour of the composite restoration. After teeth whitening, you may have to wait for 2 – 3 weeks before you carry out tooth bonding.
The waiting period ensures that your dentist correctly places the composite bonds and ensure that the bond between the restoration and natural tooth structure is durable. Your dentist may take impressions of your teeth to ensure that the result is perfect. The impressions will serve as a model of your new smile. Taking the impressions of the teeth is especially important when you want to change the shape of your teeth or increase their length,
If you want your smile to remain perfect, you need to visit your dentist at least once a year. Ensure that you follow your dentist’s recommendation for caring for your teeth after your dental bonding procedure. Also, maintain good oral hygiene and avoid things that will damage the restoration.
The basic teeth cleaning procedure is brushing your teeth at least two times daily and flossing every day.
Tooth bonding is usually done with other treatments, so you may not get a precise estimate. at Cosmetic Dentistry Clinic, the cost of dental composite bonding of a single tooth is starting about £195.
The cost of tooth bonding mostly depends on the location, expertise, and experience of the dentist carrying out the procedure. Generally, indirect porcelain veneers are more expensive than other types of composites. The lowest price for getting porcelain veneers is usually double the price of composite veneer for a tooth.
Before you get tooth bonding, you need to consider the cost and try to have a realistic expectation. Your dentist will inform you if tooth bonding is suitable for you, and suggest alternative treatments.
There is usually no recovery time after tooth bonding — taking drinks like tea or coffee can stain the restoration.
If you want to get tooth bonding to correct any imperfection, contact Cosmetic Dentistry Clinic now on 020 71830755 to book an appointment for your initial consultation.