Dental bonding (tooth bonding) is a fast, cost-effective solution to fix teeth that are chipped/fractured, discoloured, gappy, and crooked.
Cosmetic tooth bonding is a procedure where a white composite filling material is adhered to the front surface of your teeth, instantly changing their appearance for the better. Your natural tooth remains the same underneath. This is also known as cosmetic bonding or composite veneers.
Cosmetic tooth bonding advantages are it is conservative, because it removes little to no enamel so you will have little sensitivity afterwards, and, the result is INSTANT. In the rare chance you don’t like it (oh but you will) we can take the bonding off with no damage to the underlying teeth.
Be transformed in one appointment!
Bonding treatment for teeth
It’s so simple you won’t believe it. The teeth are cleaned and prepared with a gel that conditions the surface. A dental glue is then applied as a bonding agent and set with a special UV light. Finally, the composite is built up until the desired shape has been achieved.
Finally, once you are happy with the final result we polish until your new smile is super glossy and smooth. Et voilà.
Regular dentist visits for your dental examination are even more crucial now, to maintain the health of your fabulous new smile. Good regular care will make them easier to clean and your gums much healthier. This will reduce staining and you will get a long expectancy from your veneers.
Frequently Asked Questions - Tooth Bonding
How long does dental bonding last?
You can expect your bonding to last up to 10 years. If patients can maintain excellent oral hygiene and a low sugar diet with regular dental check ups, then this will increase the life of their bonding.
Factors that will also affect your bonding lifespan are habits like chewing fingernails/pens, the types of foods eaten e.g. chicken bones, and how much we grind our teeth during sleep.
Does bonding ruin your teeth?
No, tooth bonding does not ruin your teeth, as there is little to no preparation of the tooth itself, in fact it may even help improve your tooth structure by adding a layer of thickness to them.
Example; bonding will certainly help teeth that have been worn thin and are likely to fracture
Is tooth bonding better than veneers?
If those who chose bonding over porcelain crowns accept the higher maintenance that comes with them, then this option will become the most cost-effective of the two.
Does bonding chip easily?
They can chip as they are weaker than porcelain but porcelain though can fracture too. Composites resin will wear down from biting and grinding our foods.