Are you searching for a cost-effective solution to discoloured or damaged teeth?
If you feel self-conscious about the appearance and discolouration of your teeth, then bonding may be the solution you have been looking for. This is a very popular treatment and has been offered by dentists for over thirty years. It is more cost-effective than many other treatments such as crowns or veneers and is usually completed in a single session. The resin can be blended to match nearby teeth offering the advantage of helping to make it almost unnoticeable.
The process itself is quite simple and pain free.
A composite dental resin is applied to either a single tooth or several at the same time. The synthetic resins used are a natural tooth colour and are very durable and long lasting.
Once applied the resin will be shaped to match the neighbouring teeth. This gives a more natural look to patients resulting in straighter teeth and a whiter smile.
Dental resins can also be used to fill in gaps between the teeth, treat those areas that have been chipped or they can target any minor imperfections on the surface giving a smoother finish which the patient will be able to clean more effectively. Additionally, it is ideal for treating patients with cavities and fillings.
There is no need for a mould of your teeth to be made before hand meaning this is a faster way to achieve the look you want. You will not require any follow-up appointments apart from your usual regular check-ups.
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At Smiles, we feel it important to offer a no-obligation consultation to anyone who is considering treatment. This will enable us to fully explain the products we use and what is involved in the delivery of the treatment. It will also enable us to ask you a few health-based questions which may highlight possible contraindications to having such treatments. In this case, we will be able to advise you of alternative options. Your health and safety is of paramount importance to us and we always endeavour to ensure the safest and optimal outcome for you.
Frequently asked questions
Does the process hurt?
The process itself is pain free but if you have any gum or tooth decay, you may feel some discomfort.
Is it a permanent treatment?
If you decide at a future time to seek a different type of treatment it will not be a problem as bonding is easily reversible. The resin can simply be removed without damaging your teeth as it has been applied to the existing enamel and not the softer layers below.
Can you have a whitening treatment at a later stage?
Composite resin cannot be whitened. If you do undergo such a treatment for your other non- bonded teeth, those that have had the resin applied will not change their colour.
How long does dental bonding last?
With good care and regular check-ups, it can last anything from three to ten years although most dentists state between five to seven years. Just as with all dental enamel, the resin is still prone to discolouration by substances such as coffee, red wine, certain foods and smoking. At Smiles we suggest that our patients use this opportunity to assess their diet and lifestyle habits to help to achieve the best outcomes and longevity.
Is it possible to repair the bonding?
Problems are very rare but if the bonding becomes chipped or damaged it can easily repaired.
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