Dental Bonding

What is Dental Bonding?

Dental bonding is a cosmetic procedure used primarily to enhance the look of someone’s smile. You may also hear dental bonding called ‘composite bonding’ or ‘teeth bonding’.

What Does Dental Bonding Involve?

Dental bonding is achieved by applying a composite resin material to the teeth to change the shape, size or colour that they appear. The resin applied is mixed to the same shade as your current teeth to ensure there is no noticeable difference between the two, creating a seamless look.

How Long Does Dental Bonding Last?

The length of time that dental bonding lasts depends on a multitude of factors. For example, your habits such as eating and brushing will determine how long they will last. 

Bonding material lasts around 10 years before it starts to show signs of wear and tear. After this f time, you should look to have your dental bonding touched up or replaced to achieve a fresh look.

    Is Dental Bonding Better Than Veneers?

    The differences between dental bonding and veneers and which treatment is better for you depend on the individual. Both veneers and dental bonding are designed to blend in with the existing teeth; however, there is an argument to suggest that veneers are completely stain-resistant, unlike dental bonding resin, which may change colour over time.

    Dental bonding, however, is a much better solution for those with chipped or damaged teeth since the resin can be shaped according to your tooth shape for a realistic finish.

    How to Take Care of Bonded Teeth

    Here are some top tips for taking care of your dental bonding:

    1. Ensure you brush your teeth at least twice a day and floss (don’t forget the gums!) each day. 
    2. Avoid eating hard foods such as hard-boiled sweets that could risk prematurely snapping or chipping your bonding. 
    3. Avoid biting your nails to prevent the risk of damaging your teeth. 
    4. For two days following your treatment, don’t drink tea and coffee and avoid tobacco to mitigate the risk of staining. 
    5. Schedule regular dental checks with your dentist so they can check everything is still in working order. 

    Dental Bonding Services from Lower Earley Family Dental

    If you’re interested in dental bonding services and aren’t sure where to begin, why not consult the team at Lower Earley Family Dental? We are professionals at all kinds of dental procedures, putting your health and happiness first. Get in touch with us today!