Dental Bonding In Chelsea, London
Dental bonding is a procedure, available at our dental clinic in London, to repair or improve the appearance of a tooth that has decayed, chipped, broken or discoloured.
For composite bonding, Chelsea residents trust the artistry and skill of our cosmetic dentists at The Wellington Clinic. Teeth bonding is a fast and effective way to address minor imperfections.
It’s ideal for masking imperfections and is among the simplest and least expensive cosmetic dentistry procedures. It can be used to:
- Repair decayed teeth
- Repair chipped or cracked teeth
- Change the shape of teeth
- Make teeth look longer
- Close gaps between teeth
- Recolour stained teeth
What Is Dental Bonding?
For this procedure, a special tooth coloured composite material is applied to the tooth. This material is sculpted into shape, then hardened using a laser, which permanently bonds the material to the tooth.
The composite material used in the cosmetic bonding process is coloured, shaped and polished to match the surrounding teeth, which means the bonded tooth will look completely natural.
The disadvantage is that bonding materials are not as strong and don’t last as long as those used for a veneer or crown.
Teeth bonding isn’t right for everyone, but we will ensure you have all of the necessary information before making a choice.
After inspecting the problematic tooth, we will advise you on whether cosmetic bonding, a veneer or a crown is the most appropriate treatment for you.
What Is The History of Cosmetic Bonding?
Modern cosmetic dentistry has its roots in the mid-20th century. Initially, dental bonding techniques were developed in the 1950s for orthodontic purposes, primarily to adhere braces to teeth.
By the 1970s, advancements in dental composite materials and bonding agents allowed for broader applications, including repairing chipped or decayed teeth and improving aesthetics.
Over the decades, the materials and techniques have evolved, with today’s bonding agents and composites being far superior in strength, durability, and aesthetics.
This evolution has made cosmetic bonding a popular, minimally invasive option for patients seeking smile enhancements without the need for more extensive procedures.
The Dental Bonding Process
The first stage of the dental bonding procedure is to select a shade of composite material that best matches the colour of the tooth to be bonded and those on either side of it.
Having chosen the colour and prepared the tooth, we will apply the putty-like material and mould and smooth it into shape. Next, the soft bonding material is hardened using a painless laser.
Once the tooth bonding materials has hardened, we will then make final cosmetic adjustments to it and polish it so that it neatly matches the look and texture of your teeth.
A tooth can normally be bonded in a single 30-60 minute visit to our dental clinic on Kings Road in Chelsea. The bonding of multiple teeth will take longer and may be best spread over multiple visits.
The lifespan of dental bonding is typically 5-10 years, after which touch-ups or a replacement may be needed. We can handle the entire process of tooth bonding in Chelsea.
Before & After
Composite bonding to upper lateral peg shaped incisors to improve shape and form and to upper central incisors to perfect contour.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Is dental bonding worth it?
Dental bonding is a fantastic solution for a variety of cosmetic dental concerns. It’s an affordable procedure that can drastically improve the look of discoloured, chipped, or spaced teeth, effectively enhancing your smile. Plus, it’s quick – usually completed in just one visit.
The process is minimally invasive, preserving the majority of your natural tooth structure. While the bonding material may not be as durable as natural teeth, with proper care and maintenance, it can still last many years.
So, if you’re looking for a cost-effective, fast, and transformative solution for minor aesthetic dental issues, dental bonding is definitely a worthwhile consideration!
How long does dental bonding last on front teeth?
Dental bonding on front teeth can typically last between 4 to 8 years, sometimes even longer, depending on the location of the bonding, your oral habits, and the care you give your teeth.
It’s crucial to maintain good oral hygiene, avoid habits such as biting on nails or hard foods, and visit your dentist regularly for check-ups. Bonding material isn’t as strong as natural teeth, so it can chip or wear over time, but with proper care, it can serve you well for several years.
Always remember, the longevity of dental bonding varies from person to person and relies heavily on individual care and lifestyle habits.
How does dental bonding work?
Firstly, your dentist will select a composite resin that closely matches your tooth’s colour. After roughening the surface of the tooth and applying a conditioning liquid, the resin is applied, moulded, and smoothed to the desired shape.
The resin is then hardened with a special light. Once set, your dentist will trim, shape, and polish the bonding to match the rest of the tooth surface.
The entire process usually takes 30 to 60 minutes per tooth and offers an immediate improvement in the tooth’s appearance.
The Wellington Clinic
To find out more about dental bonding, or to book an appointment at our dental clinic in Chelsea, London, call 020 7148 7148, email email@example.com or send us a message using the below contact form.
63a King's Road, Chelsea, London, SW3 4NT