Cosmetic bonding is minimally invasive and reversible cosmetic procedure used to enhance and improve the appearance of the teeth. It has many applications and is used to solve a variety of cosmetic issues. Cosmetic bonding may be used in the following situations:
- Reshape teeth
- Close spaces between teeth
- Improve shade of discoloured teeth
- Cover stains / marks on teeth
- Improve shape of worn teeth
- Improve shape of teeth following cosmetic braces
At Confidental Clinic Surbiton we use the very latest composite materials which are the same materials used as white fillings. The shade of the composite material is selected to produce the best aesthetic outcome. The tooth is cleaned and the material is mould easily into the correct position and set using a bright curing light. The material is then polished using fine polishing discs to produce a high durable sheen matching the surrounding tooth structure.
How much does it cost?
The fees vary depending on the size of the correction and the number of teeth being treated. However, cosmetic bonding is often favoured for those on a budget as its often more cost effective than other cosmetic procedures.
How long does treatment take?
The treatment itself is quick and is usually takes under an hour. There is no need for local anaesthetic as the material is added to your teeth. If you are having whitening it is better to do this several weeks prior to the bonding process so that we can match the bonding material to the new shade of the teeth.
How long does the Bonding last?
The longevity of the cosmetic bonding process depends on a variety of factors. The material can chip without undue care and attention. Biting nails or any other process which can cause the material to cause extra pressure on them are to be avoided. On average the material usually lasts about 5 years before they can start to discolour but this depends on your diet and hygiene levels. At this stage bonding can be replaced and updated with new material where needed.
There are alternatives to bonding procedures such as Porcelain Veneers which do not stain like composite materials and these can be discussed with your dentist or treatment coordinator in Surbiton.
Call Confidental Clinic Surbiton on 020 8399 1291 or contact us to see how we can help you achieve a great smile in quick simple steps.
Before and after bonding
Cosmetic Crowns and Composite Bonding to improve appearance of Canines