If you have superficial cracks, stains, small chips or would like to close gaps in your teeth, tooth bonding could be a suitable cosmetic dental treatment.
Treatment is minimally invasive and can enhance your smile within a single visit.
A tooth-coloured composite resin is directly applied to teeth and set using a curing light. The tooth is then trimmed and polished to finish. Tooth bonding can be an effective way of improving minor blemishes and has several advantages:
We may recommend tooth bonding if you have minor functional and aesthetic concerns with your teeth, however it’s not suitable for everyone.
Tooth bonding is more affordable than other treatments and bonded tooth surfaces can be maintained and repaired fairly quickly, making it a popular cosmetic dental choice. However, if you suffer from tooth decay, gum disease or other damage you may not be suitable for treatment.
Tooth bonding follows a relatively quick and painless treatment process. Local anaesthesia is not typically required, as your dentist only works on the outside of the tooth:
A tooth that’s been restored with tooth bonding treatment will look, feel and function just like a natural tooth, yet with any tooth that’s had a restoration, it won’t be as strong as the real thing.
Composite resin is weaker than tooth enamel and is more prone to stains, so they will require touch-ups from time to time. You can keep them in better condition by avoiding certain foods and activities:
You can help to look after bonded teeth in several ways to they stay in great condition. We recommend:
The cost of tooth bonding starts from $170 to repair a single surface chip. However, the cost can increase if more extensive bonding is required. During a consultation, your dentist can provide you with a break-down of all costs prior to going ahead with treatment. EVP Dental also provides flexible payment plans with Zip and Openpay.
Tooth bonding and veneers can both cover up imperfections on teeth, but bonding can be more suited to small blemishes, such as chips, cracks or rough edges, while veneers can make a significant improvement and will cover the entire tooth. Veneers may be made from composite resin bonded onto teeth or from porcelain, which is designed in a dental laboratory.
Tooth bonding can last between 4 and 8 years with proper care. It’s common to require touch-up work and minor repairs from time to time. You can help keep bonded teeth in good condition by avoiding the foods and activities that can damage them and by following a good oral hygiene routine.
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