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;
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 £250 to £350. 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.
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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