Cosmetic Bonding

Restore damaged teeth with cosmetic bonding at our London dental clinic.

Cosmetic Bonding: An Ideal Solution for People With Damaged Teeth

As we get older, it’s possible that teeth become damaged due to daily use. For example, small pieces of a tooth can chip when knocked, such as by a glass or cup. Chipped teeth may be unsightly, but the size of the chip can start to affect the overall health of your tooth as well. In some cases, a chipped or damaged tooth can lead to jaw joint problems or even headaches.

A more severe form of a chipped tooth is the complete removal of the crown of the tooth which leaves only the root. When this happens, a more complex treatment known as root canal treatment will be required.

However, in most cases, a chipped or damaged tooth is simply a small piece of the tooth that has broken off or chipped away. If this happens to you, cosmetic bonding may be the perfect treatment.

What is Cosmetic Tooth Bonding?

Cosmetic tooth bonding is a simple one-visit treatment to improve several dental issues with specialised material that matches your teeth. We often use this treatment for correcting discoloured teeth or repairing small chips in a smile.

Cosmetic bonding is a versatile technique. It can change the shape of teeth or close large gaps between teeth. As the name suggests, it is a cosmetic treatment. More serious dental issues that affect the health or function of a tooth require other types of treatment.

Before starting treatment, your dentist takes the colour of your existing teeth. We use a cosmetic shading chart or guide to match the cosmetic bonding material colour to your natural teeth. There are around 26 different tooth shades that we can choose from for the most precise match.

We start the cosmetic bonding treatment by gently cleaning and slightly roughening the tooth surface. The roughening technique is a process known as tooth etching. Tooth etching provides an adequate surface where the cosmetic bonding material adheres.

Next, we take a small piece of bonding material and apply it to your tooth. The cosmetic bonding material cures in place with light from a high-intensity lamp. We then apply another layer of bonding material. We repeat the curing and bonding application process until we rebuild your tooth to its original shape.

Cosmetic Bonding Procedure

Why Is Cosmetic Bonding So Good?

Many patients love this technique as it is a quick and simple solution to minor problems. This results in a more cost-effective solution for chipped teeth, which pleases patients. Cosmetic bonding is also a dental treatment where the natural tooth structure is not removed (as is normally required for other types of dental veneers).

Often, cosmetic bonding can be undertaken with no injection at all, making the whole process simple, comfortable and affordable.

How many years does composite bonding last?

Dental bonding is a popular cosmetic procedure that can improve the appearance of your smile. Bonding involves the application of a tooth-colored resin to your teeth, which can be used to correct a wide variety of cosmetic imperfections. While traditional bonding materials are made from ceramic or porcelain, composite bonding uses a resin material that is more similar to your natural tooth structure. This makes composite bonding an excellent option for patients who are looking for a natural-looking result. In most cases, composite bonding can last for several years with proper care. However, it is important to note that the bond may eventually break down over time and will need to be replaced. If you are considering composite bonding, be sure to discuss your goals and expectations with your dentist so that they can provide you with the best possible care.

Does composite bonding stain easily?

Many people choose composite bonding for their teeth because it looks natural and does not require as much care as other dental treatments. However, some people worry that composite bonding will stain easily. While it is true that composite bonding can stain, it is also important to remember that all teeth are prone to staining. The best way to avoid staining is to brush and floss regularly, and to avoid foods and drinks that are known to cause staining. With proper care, composite bonding can help you achieve the beautiful, healthy smile you have always wanted.

Does composite bonding break easily?

While composite bonding is not as strong as porcelain veneers, it is still a durable treatment that can last for several years with proper care. However, it is possible for the resin to break, especially if it is subject to excessive force. Teeth grinding and chewing on hard objects can both contribute to breakage. Additionally, composite bonding may not be the best option for people who are looking for a long-term solution, as it will eventually need to be replaced.

Can you have composite bonding if you have fillings?

As anyone who has had a filling knows, they are not always the most aesthetically pleasing option. While they are effective at repairing tooth decay, they can also leave your smile looking less than perfect. If you are unhappy with the appearance of your fillings, you may be considering composite bonding as an alternative. However, it is important to note that composite bonding is not suitable for everyone. The bonding material is not as strong as a filling, and it is not suitable for use in areas of high stress. In addition, the bonds can be damaged by cavities or tooth decay. As a result, it is important to speak to your dentist before proceeding with composite bonding. They will be able to assess your individual needs and determine whether or not the procedure is right for you.

Does composite bonding look natural?

Because the resin is matched to the natural shade of your teeth, composite bonding can produce very natural-looking results. In fact, many people who have undergone bonding say that they receive compliments on their smile but no one can tell that they have had any work done. If you are considering cosmetic dental treatment, composite bonding is definitely worth considering. Just be sure to find an experienced and reputable dentist who can provide you with the natural-looking results you desire.

Is composite bonding high maintenance?

 Although it is not as strong as other types of dental restoration, such as crowns or veneers, it can last for several years with proper care. Composite bonding is considered to be high maintenance because it is susceptible to staining and can be damaged by certain foods and drinks. In addition, the bond between the resin and the tooth can break down over time, requiring the procedure to be repeated. For these reasons, patients who have composite bonding should be sure to visit their dentist regularly for checkups and cleanings.

Ask Us About Cosmetic Bonding

SmileMore Dental Care is located in St John’s Wood High Street in Central London, and we’re easily accessible for local patients. Call or visit our dental practice and find out more about cosmetic bonding treatment.