Composite Bonding Treatment & Options
Do you have a minor tooth chip, discolouration, misalignment or spacing issue? Dental Bonding is a cosmetic dental procedure that may be a good solution!
Dental Bonding, or composite bonding, is a form of adhesive dentistry where your dental professional applies a tooth-coloured resin, which is a plastic material, to a broken, crooked or wrongly spaced tooth to correct the position, size or shape of a tooth or set of teeth. The resin is bonded with the material of your tooth and helps improve the overall aesthetics of your smile.
Slight Chips To The Tooth
Dental composite bonding is used to replace the parts of your teeth that might have chipped off.
Slightly Shorter Teeth
We can resort to dental bonding to lengthen the tooth and make it level with the others.
Slightly Misaligned Teeth
Slight misalignment can be solved by “adding” to the teeth in a way that levels all of them.
Slightly Spaced Out Teeth
The spaces and crevices between teeth that might be too far apart can be compensated by tooth filling.
Tooth discolouration can be corrected if it doesn’t react to teeth whitening procedures.
How Dental Composite Bonding Is Performed
This whole process will often last anywhere between thirty minutes to a full hour to complete. If you are having more than one tooth done, several schedules may be needed to fulfil the procedure.
One important note: Tea, coffee, cigarette smoke and many other substances can add unwanted stains to the surface of the tooth (the composite resin material). So to prevent stains, it’s highly recommended that patients avoid eating or drinking foods that can stain for the first 48 hours after any composite procedure.
Step 1: Smile Design
- We design your ideal smile based on your aspirations, facial shape and colour, and personal characteristics.
- We schedule a photo and video shooting session in our studio to collect information for a smile trial.
- We preview and trial your new smile.
Step 2: Choose The Shade
Once you’re cleared for the procedure, your dentist will then choose the shade of material that will match with your current set of teeth most to ensure the filling looks as natural as possible. You can work with your dentist to choose a colour which you desire! We love working with our patients, as this always gives you a result you are happy with.
Step 3: Application of Bonding
When your tooth or set of teeth are ready, your dentist will then apply the resin, which is then molded and smoothened to the proper shape. A blue ultraviolet light is exposed to the resin to harden it. Once hardened, your dentist will then shape, polish and trim it further to give your smile that polished look.
Dental Bonding And Porcelain Veneers: What Are The Differences?
Some of the most common questions we get asked a lot are those pertaining to the differences between Dental Bonding and Porcelain Veneers. While they mainly serve the same purpose, there are a lot of differing traits and factors between both. Here are just a few.
|Aesthetics||Good aesthetics||Excellent aesthetics, they are custom made and artistically crafted by a highly skilled ceramist|
|Correction capability||Great for correcting minor aesthetic flaws||Able to correct most aesthetic flaws|
|Durability||Can last up to 5 years||Lasts more than 10 years|
|Tendency to chip||More susceptible to chipping||Less susceptible to chipping|
|Tendency to discolour or get stained||Susceptible to staining, regular maintenance required||Does not discolour over time|
|Cost||Cheaper short-term alternative||A long-lasting investment|
|Time of Treatment||Relatively shorter and can be done in one visit if changes are minor||Relatively longer and will always require more than one visit.|
Maintenance Of Dental Bonding
Compared to other forms of cosmetic dentistry like Porcelain Veneers, dental bonding can be more susceptible to staining or chipping. We recommend that patients take special care of bonded teeth to keep it looking natural and healthy for a long period of time.
Here are some tips that we recommend our patients follow to take care of dental bonding:
- Reduce the intake of coffee, tea or red wine as these are very much known to cause stains on resin material.
- If you’re a smoker, it would be highly advised that you quit. This can actually be a good solution not just to the upkeep of your dental bonding, but to your overall dental and respiratory health as well.
- Avoid biting or chewing on hard objects such as nails, ice, pens and so on.
- Ensure you are sticking to routinely 6 month check ups and cleans with the dentist. Also, if you feel that there’s something wrong with your dental bonding or if your bite feels strange, book a visit with your dentist as soon as you can as a touch up might be required.
Why Dental Boutique For My Dental Bonding?
Outcome Based Work
We want you to focus on the results because that’s what we focus on as well. You pay for results and we bring you results. A brighter and whiter smile. That’s our desire.
Experience & Care
With more than 20 years of clinical dentistry experience, our team will ensure your Dental Bonding experience is professional and relaxing at the highest level to achieve the best possible result for you.
Whether you’re a new patient or an existing patient, you’re never going to be left in the dark with us. We take you throughout the whole journey and help you understand all that you would like to know to achieve a glowing smile.
Dental Bonding Costs
Dental Boutique offers payment plans starting from $100 per week. Dental bonding costs vary based on the severity of damage, the number of teeth that need work, the materials used, and many other factors. For accurate pricing on dental composite bonding, please get in touch with the team at Dental Boutique.
Have More Questions?
We invite you to experience our no obligation cosmetic smile assessment to help guide, educate and confirm if Dental Bonding is right for you. Our friendly and highly trained team are passionate and meticulous about creating beautiful and lasting smiles
Due to our extensive experience and knowledge, we would discuss all the different options available to you in your unique situation. We believe in supporting our clients in all the decision they make and tailor their treatment to suit each individual’s budget and lifestyle. Each member of our team is committed to serving you, so please don’t hesitate to ask us anything.