Teeth bonding is a cosmetic dental treatment for fixing cracked, discoloured or chipped tooth. With teeth bonding, you can have a perfect set of teeth and be confident any time you smile.
During teeth bonding, the dentist applies tooth-coloured composite material to the teeth. The procedure is a cost-effective one as it is less expensive compared to other cosmetic dental treatments like veneers and crowns.
Read on, to know all that is involved in getting tooth bonding, its cost and risks.
Teeth bonding is one of the most straightforward cosmetic dental procedure, and it does not require anaesthesia except when filling a cavity. You could also get your teeth bonded in one dental visit.
To bond composite material on your teeth, the dentist will use a shade guide to choose the composite material that matches your natural teeth colour. Your dentist then makes the surface of the tooth rough before applying a bonding liquid that helps the composite material stick better.
Your dentist will apply the composite material over the adhesive material, then mould and shape the tooth. Finally, your dentist will harden the composite resin using UV light, then make any necessary adjustments.
Teeth bonding fixes a tooth imperfection or defect. You can use teeth bonding to fix a discoloured, cracked or decayed tooth. You can also use it to close small gaps between a tooth and increase a tooth’s size. For example, it is possible to increase the size of a shorter tooth to make all your teeth even.
Teeth bonding procedure usually lasts about 30 – 60 minutes, although sometimes, the procedure may last longer depending on the amount of bonding needed.
Teeth bonding has no major risk. Bear in mind that composite resin material is not as durable as your natural teeth and the material can either separate from your natural tooth or chip, but this is not common with dental veneers, fillings or crowns.
If you eat ice, bite your fingernails or hard food, or chew pencils or pens, the composite material will likely get chipped. Also, the composite material is prone to staining, and this may cause you to have discolouration if you take a lot of tea and coffee, or smoke.
The cost of bonding the teeth varies, depending on the dentist, the location and amount of bonding needed, but on average, tooth bonding for repairing cracked tooth cost between £300 - £600 for a tooth. After 5 – 10 years, you would need to change the composite material.
Some dental insurance providers do not cover the cost of dental bonding, so ensure you check with your insurance provider before scheduling a teeth bonding appointment.
You do not need to carry out any special preparation before your teeth bonding. You only need to consult a dentist to know if you are suitable for the procedure.
If you have severely decayed or damaged teeth, you may not be able to undergo dental bonding, but you can consider getting crowns or veneers.
Properly caring for your bonded teeth helps you extend the lifespan of the composite material. Following these self-care tips would help your bonded teeth last longer.
If you accidentally break or chip your composite resin, or you feel any rough or sharp edge, visit your dentist as soon as possible.
If you have a healthy smile, it tends to boost your self-confidence. one of the inexpensive treatment options for discoloured, chipped or cracked teeth is dental bonding. Before you can get your teeth bonded, you need to consult your dentist to know if you are suitable for dental bonding.
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