TOOTH BONDING

Tooth bonding is a common cosmetic dental treatment used to repair minor damage, like chips, small cracks or to close gaps in your teeth. It’s a minimally invasive treatment that can often be provided in a single visit. So you’ll walk in and out of the practice with a beautifully restored smile.

Why Choose Tooth Bonding?

Tooth bonding involves applying composite resin directly to teeth. This could be a simpler alternative to having a filling, crown or other treatment if you only want to correct minor issues with your teeth, such as filling in small chips, cracks or gaps. Some of the advantages of tooth bonding are:

  • Painless and minimally invasive
  • Minimal preparation of the tooth
  • Can usually be completed in a single visit
  • More affordable than other cosmetic treatments

To find out more about tooth bonding at Kelmscott Dental, call us on (08) 9495 7999 or book online.

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Who is Suitable for Tooth Bonding

Who is Suitable for Tooth Bonding?

We may recommend tooth bonding if you have relatively minor issues with your teeth that you want to correct or hide, such as:

  • Chipped or cracked teeth
  • Gaps between teeth
  • Stained or discoloured teeth
  • Small or irregular teeth

Tooth bonding is primarily a cosmetic dental treatment, so while it may have both aesthetic and functional benefits, it’s not usually the best option for correcting larger tooth damage. In these cases, we may recommend alternatives such as a white filling or crown.

You should also be free from oral health problems such as tooth decay or gum disease, as these could affect your results from the treatment.

Tooth Bonding Process

Tooth bonding is one of the most straightforward dental procedures. Local anaesthesia is not usually required, as your dentist only works on the outside of the tooth. The steps involved are:

  • Roughening the tooth surface to help the composite adhere
  • Applying composite resin to fill gaps or reshape the tooth
  • Curing the resin using a UV light
  • Shaping and polishing the new tooth surface

This process can normally be completed in a single appointment, depending on how many teeth you’re having treated.

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Avoiding Damage to Bonded Teeth

A bonded tooth should look and function like a natural tooth. However, composite resin is not as hard as enamel, or as resistant to stains, so it’s important to take care of your teeth. Activities that can damage bonded teeth include:

  • Hard and sticky foods
  • Biting your nails, pens and other hard objects
  • Teeth grinding and clenching
  • Food and drinks with staining pigments
  • Smoking

If restored teeth do become damaged or stained, another bonding treatment may be performed to restore it, unless the damage is more serious.

Looking After Bonded Teeth

Composite resin used in tooth bonding can last for 4 to 8 years on average before it needs to be replaced, depending on how well you care for your teeth and follow your dentist’s advice. To help your treatment last for longer, we recommend:

  • Regular brushing and flossing
  • A healthy diet
  • Wearing a mouthguard when playing contact sports
  • Wearing a night guard if you grind your teeth
  • Regular dental check-ups and hygiene appointments

Want to know more about tooth bonding and other options for restoring a tooth? Call our dentists in Kelmscott on (08) 9495 7999 or contact us today.

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Frequently Asked Questions

How long does tooth bonding last?

Tooth bonding uses composite resin that is applied to the teeth and hardened. This can last between 4 and 8 years, depending on how much pressure the tooth is under and how well you look after it. You can help your bonded tooth to last longer by avoiding hard or sticky foods and wearing a mouthguard during sports.

What’s the difference between tooth bonding vs veneers?

Tooth bonding and composite veneers can both cover up imperfections on teeth, but bonding is better suited to minor imperfections, such as chips, cracks or other blemishes, while veneers can cover a whole tooth. Veneers may be made from composite resin layered directly onto the tooth or porcelain ceramic made outside the mouth and cemented to the tooth.

How much does tooth bonding cost?

Tooth bonding cost at Kelmscott Dental starts from $170 to repair a single surface chip, but the cost will increase if more extensive bonding is needed. Ask our team if you’re not sure what dental costs you’re entitled to claim on your health fund or if you want to discuss payment plans.

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