Dental bonding, also known as composite bonding or composite veneer, is one the least invasive form of dental veneer that requires no drilling and no injection for instantly changing the shape of teeth and transforming your smile! By process of adding composite resin material that matches the colour of your teeth, the shape and size of the teeth are modified till the desirable aesthetic result is achieved. Dental bonding is a simple and non invasive way of changing your smile when it is done by a skilled and artistic cosmetic dentist!
Placement of a thin layer of a material over a tooth, in dentistry, is referred to as a dental veneer or laminate. Dental bonding is the process of adding a layer of resin based material that in most cases is directly placed onto the tooth. It is then shaped, contoured and polished to a desirable aesthetic result and a nice finish. Dental bonding differ to porcelain veneers in that dental bonding is made from composite resin polymers and fillers and not from porcelain. Hence dental bonding have the advantage that they do not need to fully cover a tooth to achieve a nicer smile.
“One of the advantages of a composite veneer is that it does not need to fully cover all of a tooth. In this case, except the two front teeth, only the upper half of the teeth next to the gum are covered with composite veneers to mask the yellow discolouration of the teeth in the least invasive way. Such a technique is not possible with porcelain veneers”.
Almost anyone can have dental bonding for aesthetic or non aesthetic reasons and dental bonding can be used to;
As always the best treatment; on this occasion a visit to hygienist followed by dental check up. I have been going to Dr. Clarke since 1977 as he takes the greatest care of his dental patients. The work he has done has always been of the highest standard possible and he always offers intelligent solutions. Since moving to Wales I still return to Bayswater for my dental treatment. I did have to have emergency treatment in Wales and the dentist was highly respectful of the work done by Dr Clarke. In fact I think he was in awe!
Can't speak highly enough!
Had my wisdom tooth out, was the quickest and least painful dental procedure ever. Melanie and the dental assistant were so patient. Constantly letting me know exactly what was going on and checking that I couldn’t feel anything. Would recommend everybody to use this dentist practice!
Dental bonding or composite bonding is one of the most effective and least invasive methods for improving your smile. In comparison to alternative option of porcelain veneers, dental bonding benefits can be listed as:
The fee is based on the skill and experience of the treatment provider, how long it takes to complete the work and its complexity. Each dental bonding currently cost between £195 to £295. This is subject to change and please for more up to date cost see our fees page. Our fees place dental bonding in a lower price range than porcelain veneers.
To compare with porcelain veneers as an alternative option:
Dental bonding, on average, last about 3-5 years in comparison to porcelain veneers lasting about 7-10 years on average, although the majority of the dental veneers last a lot longer. In many cases we have seen dental bonding to last 10 years or longer and 20 years with porcelain veneers. The secret to longer lasting dental veneers is keeping good oral hygiene and maintenance and using night guards if you are bruxist.
Dental bonding does not break in the same way as a porcelain veneer can break. It is very rare for dental bonding to come off. Dental bonding can chip for a variety of reasons. Biting and chewing on hard food being is one of the most common reasons for chipping the veneers or grinding and clenching teeth. But even if they do break, Composite bonding is usually easily repaired in one visit. This is not the same with porcelain veneers.
Great customer service and well-experienced dental surgeons. I was able to book a Saturday appointment after feeling a large bump on my gum on Monday. There was a longer-than usual wait time the day of the appointment and the receptionist was very accommodating and agreed to call me once the doctor was done. I live very close so went home for 15 minutes, hung my laundry, and got the call to come back.
It turned out I needed a tooth extraction as my last wisdom tooth was starting to break through. The dentist assured me he was a specialist in tooth extractions, and he is! Even the needle full of numbing agent was so fast I could barely feel it. The entire process, from me getting into the chair to them finishing the procedure (including taking x-rays) only took 45 minutes—the epitome of quick and painless at the dentist! They were also very accommodating and provided me OTC anti-inflammatory pills to save me a trip to Boots. I required no antibiotics, healed well, and my stitches fell out on schedule after 10 days. Highly recommend Bayswater Dental. :)
Owing to an upbringing in Scotland many years ago (pre Fluoride) and years of travelling as well as an injury to my jaw from a climbing accident, I have had to see well over 20 dentists in the course of my life. I have experience of dentists in several countries and work has included implants as well as other quite complex work. When I visited Dr Vahid at Bayswater, he drew up a comprehensive plan, which included some cosmetic work as I wanted to look my best for my marriage a few months ago. Not only did he explain every stage of the plan but he listened carefully to what I wanted or thought I wanted and adapted accordingly. His cosmetic work was superb and the other work that he did on dentistry that was failing was the best I have ever experienced. He has an engineering background as well as being a very experienced dentist; moreover, he explains extremely well and clearly works to the highest standard. The support staff are also very welcoming and helpful. I would recommend Dr Vahid as highly as possible.
Once your suitability is assessed in your free no obligation consultation for dental bonding, in vast majority of cases, you are advised to consider a “Trial Smile”, specially when many teeth are being treated. A trial smile is a process of making the changes to your teeth on a cast model of them first. Based on the shape and design you wish to have for your dental bonding, the dental technician by using wax, makes the desirable shape and dental bonding on the cast model of your teeth. it is therefore a mock build up of the dental bonding to allow you to see what shape teeth you will end up with.
This is done by taking an impression of your teeth and sending it to the lab. Based on your requests and expectations, the modifications are made to your teeth on the cast model by an experienced dental technician.
While your Trial Smile is being made, if you have decided to whiten your teeth, you proceed with the teeth whitening. In a review added to your teeth, shaped, contoured and polished to get that beautiful smile you are looking for.
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