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ONE OF THE SIMPLEST
DENTAL COSMETIC PROCEDURES

IMPROVE THE APPEARANCE OF YOUR TEETH THROUGH TEETH BONDING

Dental bonding aims to correct many minor defects and is not only low cost but one of the simplest of dental cosmetic procedures. It refers to the procedure and the substance and can also be known as tooth bonding or composite bonding.

Dental bonding is the application of a tooth-coloured resin material using adhesives and a high intensity curing light. The procedure gets its name because materials are bonded to the tooth.

At Collins Precision Dental, we offer the highest quality teeth bonding service in Melbourne Central Business District.

WHAT IS DENTAL BONDING?

Dental bonding is typically used for cosmetic purposes to improve the appearance of a discoloured or chipped tooth. It is also used to close spaces between teeth, to make teeth look longer or to change the shape or colour of teeth.

Often, composite bonding is used as a cosmetic alternative to amalgam fillings, or to protect a portion of the tooth’s root that has been exposed when gums recede.

A few common issues that teeth bonding can fix:

  • Small gaps between front teeth
  • Slight crookedness
  • Slight misalignment
  • Small chips or surface cracks
  • Discolouration that will not respond to tooth whitening

WHAT IS THE TREATMENT PROCEDURE FOR COMPOSITE BONDING?

TREATMENT PROCEDURE INCLUDES

Procedure – On the day of your procedure, your cosmetic dentist will prepare your tooth or teeth by roughing and shaping the surface. This is not always required, but perhaps the term priming would be relevant. This process is not painful and does not require anesthesia. From here, a dental bonding agent will be applied to ensure the composite sticks strongly to the tooth or teeth. The composite material will be applied and shaped. Several layers of the material may be required. A high intensity light may be used to harden the material. The dentist will smooth and polish your tooth.

Preparation – You will discuss your treatment goals with your Collins Precision Dental professional during your initial consultation. Our team will assess what you need and explain your options, the procedure and address any possible risks. From here, your dentist will examine your teeth and gums and may take photos. You may also receive instructions on how to prepare for your treatment.

WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF TEETH BONDING?

There are a number of benefits and reasons why we may suggest teeth bonding as a service option at Collins Precision Dental. Dental bonding is relatively affordable compared to other cosmetic dental procedures, and it’s a fast, safe procedure.

Tooth bonding is a popular cosmetic treatment and offers many benefits, including:

• More affordable option to dental veneers and crowns
• Only requires one visit to your dentist
• Procedure only takes up to one hour per tooth
• Only requires a small amount of enamel to be removed from the tooth
• Strengthens your teeth
• Brightens smile
• Closes gaps
• Restores chips and decay

DENTAL BONDING FAQS

How long does dental bonding last?

This really changes on a case-by-case basis. It depends on the amount of care that is taken by the patient, with some diets, eating habits and care routines making it harder for the bonds to stay in place.  It also depends on the placement of the bond on the tooth, with tooth edges often not lasting as long. However, if taken care of well, it is not uncommon for bonds to last 8 years.

How long does bonding a tooth take?

Bonding a single tooth takes roughly up to an hour to complete. It also only requires one appointment, so depending on how many teeth you are bonding the procedure is usually very quick.

How much does dental bonding cost?

This also varies. Depending on your dental cover and the complexity of your procedure, the price will change rather significantly. Contacting a member of our team for a consultation will give us the opportunity to discuss this in more accurate detail at our clinic in Central Melbourne.

Can dental bonding be whitened?

Unfortunately, dental bonding resin does not whiten in the same way that teeth do. If you want to whiten bonded teeth, you may need to consider undergoing whitening before your dental bonding procedure or bonding your whitened teeth again to fix any discolouration.

Should I get my teeth bonded?

If you are at all unsure about whether you would benefit from dental bonding, we’d be happy to help! Contact us here.

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Our dentists will assess a number of factors, including how many teeth are being treated and which teeth need treatment. Check with your dental insurance provider to see if you are eligible for coverage.

 

Contact us on (03) 9654 5705 to arrange a composite bonding consultation. During this consultation we will assess your smile and work with you to create a treatment plan to achieve your dental desires. You can also visit our Facebook.