Cosmetic Bonding in Camden, London
NW1 Dental Care is pleased to offer our patients Cosmetic Bonding in Camden, North London.
What is Cosmetic Bonding?
Teeth or Cosmetic bonding is one of the simplest restorative procedures that can make significant difference to your smile. With this treatment you can transform damaged, chipped, broken, stained or teeth with unsightly gaps into beautiful pearly whites that dazzle. In this procedure, a tooth-coloured composite resin (like a white filling) is applied on patient’s teeth to repair a decayed, chipped, fractured or discoloured tooth. The bonding is doing by using adhesives and high intensity curing light. It not only improves appearance of your teeth or close unsightly gaps but it also provides support for your teeth.
Cosmetic bonding often requires single visit to your cosmetic dentist. It takes around one hour and doesn’t normally require any preparation and can be done without any need for anaesthetic. It is also much more cost effective, versatile and less invasive alternative to dental veneers, lumineers because it can be repaired, altered and re-done at any time
Who can consider cosmetic bonding?
Dental composite or teeth bonding is ideal solution for people looking for instant cosmetic results for teeth that are otherwise healthy. This treatment can be used to resolve
- Chipped or broken teeth
- Unsightly gaps between teeth
- Uneven or crooked teeth
- Misshappen or small teeth
- Areas of tooth discoloration
However please note that if your smile is crooked because of problems with your bite and jawline this treatment won’t correct it. The dentist would determine the suitability of this treatment for your condition and if you would require more in-depth or alternate solution
What is the Procedure for Cosmetic bonding?
It is a simple and painless treatment in which doesn’t require prior preparation. Below are the steps involved in cosmetic bonding process:
- Extensive cleaning of the tooth surface to remove any debris or tartar accumulation
- Preparation of tooth colour-matched composite material
- Protecting the tooth and keeping it dry with cotton rolls or a rubber dam
- Shaping and gently roughing the surface with a special tool which helps the composite resin to bond to the tooth
- Etching the tooth surface with a phosphoric-acid-based gel, to create the optimum composite bonding texture
- Application of the bonding agent and curing by exposing it to a special light to activate and harden the material
- Polishing and buffing of the new composite surface for a smooth, natural feel
The whole procedure will take less than an hour. So you can walk in during your lunch hour and get it done quickly
Due to the aesthetic nature of composite bonding, it is best to utilise a dentist who a keen eye and artistic ability. Below is a real gallery of happy patients who have had bonding done at NW1 Dental Care
What are the benefits of treatment?
Bonding is among the easiest and least expensive of cosmetic dental procedures. Most often, teeth bonding is used for cosmetic purposes to improve the appearance of the smile due to a chipped or discoloured tooth. It can also be used to make teeth longer or to change the shape or colour of teeth or to close spaces between teeth in some instances. Some of the advantages of dental bonding are
- Relatively inexpensive
- Matched to the colour of your teeth
How long will be composite bonding last?
Once you have had dental bonding the bonding usually lasts several years but might need to be repaired or replaced in time. How long the bonding lasts would also depends on how well you look after your teeth. Teeth that have undergone dental bonding should be cleaned like regular teeth with regular brushing, flossing and mouthwash. Regular dental check-ups and visits with our hygienist will help.
Remember that as composite bonding isn’t as strong as your natural tooth any biting of fingernails, pens or biting on hard objects and foods can chip the bonding. Also, the bonding material is not stain proof, so it can stain when tea, coffee, wine etc. are consumed, just like natural teeth. Note that smoking also can affect bonding as nicotine gets absorbed through the pores in the composite resin and discolour the teeth
Composite bonding cost ?
At NW1 Dental care we understand that price is an important consideration for any treatment. In case of cosmetic bonding just like any other dental treatment the cost of your treatment will depend on number of teeth that would require treatment, the complexity of your case, quantity of materials required, and time required for your treatment. The dentist will determine during your consultation if this treatment is suitable for you, provide you with the cost of treatment and suggest any alternative options if necessary for your condition.
To obtain an estimate for the treatment costs please call the reception or email us
What are the alternatives to the treatment?
Cosmetic or tooth bonding is an simple and easy procedure for people who want to improve or enhance minor flaws in their teeth without the expense and time needed for other cosmetic treatments. At NW1 Dental care we offer a range of cosmetic treatments which could be alternatives to cosmetic bonding option. These treatments are stronger, longer lasting and in some cases best alternative to address your dental condition. These treatments include Veneers, Lumineers, Crowns, Braces and Smile makeovers