Dental Bonding Often referred to as the “one hour smile makeover, cosmetic bonding is a technique that is used to correct imperfections with your teeth to give you a more attractive smile. Modern dental materials and advanced techniques mean that we can now perform cosmetic dentistry in a completely non-invasive approach. Your smile can be transformed in just a single visit. The process involves the very skilful and creative use of the correct amount and colour of “dental composite”, which is a mouldable material with a paste-like consistency made from acrylic resins and a variety of fillers.
Dental Bonding is one of the simplest, easiest, and least costly cosmetic dentistry procedures being performed today. As No preparation is needed for bonding. If there were preparation needed then it would be minimal. Anaesthetic isn’t even needed unless the bonding is being placed to fill a decayed tooth. The composite resin used in dental bonding can be shaped and polished in such a way that it will match the colour of the surrounding teeth.
Candidates for Dental Bonding
Tooth Bonding is used for a variety of Cosmetic dental procedures, including:
Filling dental cavities – “white fillings”
Replacing metal or amalgam fillings
Repairing broken and chipped or discoloured teeth
Closing gaps between teeth
Reshaping teeth, making them look longer and less worn down
Protecting exposed root surfaces caused by gum recession
Smile makeovers – composite veneers (although porcelain veneers are the better option)
Cosmetic bonding doesn’t have the strength of other restorative materials such as ceramic or porcelain, and it has a greater tendency to stain than your surrounding natural teeth or porcelain. Dental bonding restorations can provide you with a healthy and attractive smile for many years, but it is vital to follow your dentist’s recommendations for proper oral hygiene, as well as avoid habits that could damage these restorations.
Cosmetic Bonding Procedure
We use an advanced shade guide to choose which composite resin matches the colour of your teeth. The surface of each tooth will be abraded or etched so that the surface is rough. This provides a better area for the composite to adhere to , then The tooth will be coated lightly with a conditioning liquid which helps the bonding material adhere. When the tooth is prepared, we will put a tooth-coloured putty-like resin that will be moulded and smoothed until it has the correct shape.
Afterwards, the material is hardened with special curing light. When the bonding material hardens, we will trim it further and shape it even more. Afterwards, it will be polished until it matches the lustre of the other teeth.
Beautiful Confident Smiles
We combine the art and science of dentistry to make your smile look brighter and your entire face look more balanced and years younger
The cost of bonding will vary depending on the type of bonding procedure that you have, the materials used and the complexity of the individual case from £380 per tooth
There are some limitations to the restorative impacts that bonding can have, It can be best suited for small cosmetic changes, for temporary correction of cosmetic defects, and for correction of teeth in areas of very low bite pressure (for example, front teeth). Dr. Kaviani will be able to tell you if bonding is right for you or may make other recommendations relative to your personal conditions.
Can any dentist perform Tooth Bonding
Cosmetic dental bonding requires a high level of artistic skill and not all dentists are equally skilled. Dr. Kaviani has undertaken extensive postgraduate training in the field of dental bonding.