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Teeth Bonding: Important Things You Need to Know

Teeth Bonding: Important Things You Need to Know

Posted by:  Admin
11th March, 2021

With tooth bonding, all that anxiety that comes with having a discoloured, chipped, or cracked teeth can be dealt with. Yes! You can smile better. A composite resin having the colour of the tooth is used to make up single or multiple damaged teeth during tooth bonding.

Compared to veneers and crowns, teeth bonding procedure is less pricey and cost-effective.

In this post, you will get to know about this great dental procedure plus its associated risks and price.

  • Procedure for teeth bonding

    As a uniquely simple procedure, teeth bonding has no need for anaesthesia and requires less dental visits. The dentist begins by choosing a matching colour of resin that'll fit your natural teeth from a shade guide. They will rough-up the tooth surface and rub a sticky liquid on it that allows bonding.

    Next, the composite resin is placed over the teeth and worked into the desired shape. This is then hardened with UV light. Should it be necessary, your dentist can reshape the tooth after the resin is cured.

  • Is teeth bonding necessary?

    For correcting flaws in a tooth, you can go for teeth bonding. This procedure can work for discoloured, cracked, decayed, and even fill in small gaps between teeth. Tooth size can also be increased with this dental procedure. For instance, a short tooth can be lengthened to match the others.

    Usually, this procedure takes half an hour to one hour for completion. The nature of the procedure can stretch the time of appointment.

  • What are the risks of tooth bonding?

    There are no significant risks to this procedure. Note that your natural teeth are stronger than the composite resin applied in bonding, which is why the chances are that the resin can separate or chip from your tooth. In the case of a filling, veneer, or crown, breakage isn't common.

    Biting on hard substances and foods like pencils, fingernails, candy, ice, etc. can cause your bonded tooth to chip.

    When it comes to staining, the resin is less stain-resistant than other materials. Smoking and drinking so much coffee can discolour the bonded teeth as well.

  • What's the cost of teeth bonding?

    How much you'll pay or the cost of teeth bonding is different depending on the experience of the dentist, the complexity of the procedure, and location. The average cost of bonding per tooth is between £222.06  to  £444.02. Replacement of tooth bonding is every 5 to 10 years.

    Since some insurance providers see bonding as cosmetic work, they may not cover the cost, so consult your provider before booking an appointment.

  • Preparing for tooth bonding

    No special preparation is required. However, you should speak with your dentist to find out if you're eligible for tooth bonding.

    Severe cases of tooth decay or damage may not be effectively corrected with tooth bonding procedure; crowns or veneers may do the job better.

  • Caring for bonded teeth

    To sustain the lifespan of your bonded teeth, adopt the following steps:

    Talk to your dentist if the bonding material chips or breaks, or you experience rough edges post bonding.

    1. Floss once a day and brush twice daily
    2. Say no to eating hard foods and biting hard substances
    3. Two days post tooth bonding, don't drink coffee, tea, and stop tobacco use to avoid stain
    4. Go for routine dental cleaning every 6 months

See your dentist at Museum Dental Suites for a consultation if you need a cost-effective solution like tooth bonding to chipped, discoloured, or gapped teeth.

If this procedure isn't right for you, our dentist can recommend other better alternatives. Call 0207 183 0886 today.


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