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Dental Bonding

The Non-Invasive Approach

Cosmetic dental Bonding also known as composite or tooth bonding is an excellent way to fix cosmetic and structural imperfections in the teeth. It is a form of smile sculpture accomplished with a composite resin which enables patients with imperfections in their teeth to have more attractive smiles. Dental bonding can repair cracked, chipped, and discoloured teeth as well as replace silver amalgam fillings.

Cosmetic bonding can also repair misaligned teeth, providing a straighter, more uniform smile. It can be used to close spaces, mask severe discolorations, repair chips, alter the size or shape of teeth, and give jumbled or crooked teeth a straight-looking appearance.

You know that space between your two front teeth - the one you’ve had for as long as you can remember? At Lane Ends Dental Practice, our cosmetic dentists can make that space disappear painlessly and effortlessly in one visit with cosmetic dental bonding in Preston.  Chipped and cracked teeth can also be repaired using dental bonding.

What Is Dental Bonding?

Tooth Bonding is a simple procedure. First, a solution is painted on the tooth enamel. A liquid resin is then flowed onto the tooth surface. A putty-like resin is then sculpted on the tooth and hardened with a bright light to a durable finish. It is polished and smoothed to a life-like luster. The bonding process is usually reversible. Depending on the number of teeth involved, one visit of several hours is usually all that is needed. Generally, no anesthesia is necessary.
In many cases, dental bonding can be done in one visit. First, your Preston dentist will isolate the tooth or teeth that need to be bonded. Next, a gentle etching compound is applied to the tooth to prepare the tooth for bonding. This etching solution creates small crevices in the surface of your natural tooth, ensuring that the bonding material will adhere properly and securely to the tooth surface.

The life of bonding is 5-7 years depending on your lifestyle. If you drink, smoke or use your teeth as tools, you may not see the entire life expectancy of your bonding. At the end of the bonding's term, a resurfacing usually suffices. A complete re-bonding rarely is necessary.

 

 
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How is Dental Bonding material applied?

In many cases, dental bonding can be done in one visit. First, we will isolate the tooth or teeth that need to be bonded. Next, a gentle etching compound is applied to the tooth to prepare the tooth for bonding. This etching solution creates small crevices in the surface of your natural tooth, ensuring that the bonding material will adhere properly and securely to the tooth surface.

The life of bonding is 5-7 years depending on your lifestyle. If you drink, smoke or use your teeth as tools, you may not see the entire life expectancy of your bonding. At the end of the bonding’s term, a resurfacing usually suffices. A complete re-bonding rarely is necessary

The technology of composite tooth bonding materials is wonderful as far as the beauty that it can bring to your teeth. Carefully matching your tooth colour is a real art, and you want to make sure your Preston dentist is skilled at doing so. With a good bonding job, nobody should be able to see any difference between your natural teeth and repaired areas. A bonded filling may restore a healthy tooth’s strength and can potentially glue out decay. Similarly, the bonding material must be thoroughly shaped to accomplish the proper appearance. Proper shaping is an art.

Is Dental Bonding Right For Me?

Dental Bonding is by far the most desirable treatment when the tooth can be rebuilt without harming the smile line. Its primary drawback is that it may need to be repeated every few years because of staining and wear. If your tooth structure is still intact, improved bonding materials may provide you with stronger , longer lasting and more stain resistant restorations in years to come. Once your tooth is reduced for a crown , you no longer have this option as an alternative.

With proper dental hygiene and regular dentist visits, dental bonds generally last from five to 10 years. Bonding differs from porcelain veneers in that over time the composite material loses its luster and darkens due to staining. When this occurs it is time to replace the material.

The Beauty of bonding is that little or no tooth structure needs to be removed to allow the composite resin to adhere to the dentine and enamel. For this reason , composite resin bonding is most often the technique of choice when aesthetic dental restorative treatment is required.

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Contact Us for More Information about Dental Bonding

The talented cosmetic dentists at Lane Ends Dental Practice will be happy to discuss Dental Bonding in Preston , Lancashire  with you. If you are interested in learning more about dental bonding and our other cosmetic dentistry options, call our patient care  Co-ordinator on 01772 – 726932 to schedule your cosmetic consultation today. We look forward to meeting you very soon!