Dental bonding is often used to repair small chips or cracks and cover up troublesome tooth-stains.
Do you have a chipped or cracked tooth, or are you unhappy with the colour or shape of your teeth? Well, there are simple and exciting ways that your dentist in Forest Hill can improve the beauty of your smile and the health of your mouth. There are plenty of dental procedures that our experienced dentists in Forest hill and Dulwich can perform to correct tooth decay or cosmetic defects, with composite bonding being a quick and cost effective option.
Composite bonding is a special process that utilises tooth-coloured composite resin, fillers and modifiers, to repair or improve the cosmetic appearance of your teeth. It can be used to repair tooth decay or chipped or cracked teeth, close gaps between teeth, change the shape of teeth, or correct tooth discolouration. Composite bonding can also be used as an alternative to the traditional amalgam fillings, and to protect the root of the tooth that has been exposed by gum disease.
Generally, composite bonding does not require anaesthesia unless it is being used to repair decay. Your dentist will pick a shade of resin that most naturally blends with the colour of your teeth. If there is decay, your Forest Hill dentist will remove it. Then a special liquid will be administered on the surface of the tooth that roughens it so that the bonding will adhere better. When the composite resin is applied, it has a consistency like putty. This way, your dentist will be able to mold it to look like a natural part of your tooth. Next, an ultraviolet light is used to rapidly harden the resin. After the composite bonding is hard enough, it can be further trimmed, shaped and polished to match your natural tooth.
There are many advantages to using composite bonding procedure in most situations. As opposed to the alternatives of veneers or crowns, which are tooth coverings that have to be manufactured in a lab, bonding is less expensive, quick, and easy. Unless multiple teeth are being repaired, it is usually done in one visit. It is safe, and only requires local anaesthesia when being used to fill a cavity. Composite bonding is one of the greatest way to hide imperfections in your teeth, because it fills chips and cracks, and can also cover stains. Your dentist in Forest Hill can also use it to reshape your tooth for a more cosmetically appealing smile. If you want to get rid of the silver or amalgam fillings, you can ask your our cosmetic dentist in Forest Hill to replace them with bonding. Finally, all other options for repairing decay and improving the appearance of your teeth, including crowns, veneers, and amalgam fillings, require considerably more drilling; this destroys more of your natural tooth than does the process of composite bonding.
Composite bonding results may last anywhere between three to seven years. Following regular dental hygiene ensures long-lasting results.
On average, you can expect to pay around £300 to £400 per tooth. You’ll need to replace the bonding about every 5 to 10 years. Compared to porcelain veneers, porcelain crowns or even composite veneers or crowns, this is cost effective and non invasive.
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Composite bonding is a great way to not only restore your teeth, but also give you the beautiful smile you always wanted. If you think it might be right for you, we would be happy to answer your questions and discuss all the treatment options available to you. To find out more about cosmetic dental treatments, composite bonding, or any other dental treatments, please call London Dental Arts Clinic today at 020 3143 0080, or request an appointment online.