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What Is Dental Bonding & How Much Does It Cost in the UK?

February 17, 2021

Are you worried about a chipped tooth? Do you have diastema or gaps between teeth?

Dental bonding can help you regain a lovely smile in less than an hour. On top of that, it is painless and affordable.

Dental bonding is a real miracle of modern technology. There is no longer any need to fix a crown or perform an implant. They are an expensive and lengthy process that takes hours.

If the damage is not too large dental bonding works as well, if not better.

What is Dental Bonding?

The procedure is simple enough. Anesthesia is not required, and no need for complex imaging.

  • Your dental care professional would use a resin to replace the enamel that has been broken or damaged.
  • The enamel is the outer visible portion of your tooth. It is astonishingly hard and lets you bite through a walnut. But at times, the strain is too much, and part of it breaks away. Enamel is also damaged if you like to have food that is too hot or too cold.
  • Dental bonding is a perfect replacement for chipped enamel. The resin is a synthetic compound that can be shaped like clay and thereafter hardens.
  • Your dentist would first clean your teeth surface and roughen it slightly. This allows the resin to adhere well.
  • A liquid intermediary is used between the resin and teeth surface. After the resin is applied, it is shaped by the dentist to match the original shape exactly.
  • After the dentist is satisfied, UV light is applied from a tiny probe and hardens the resin.
  • After a few hours, you can eat and drink normally without any restraint.

Dental Bonding

How Long Does Dental Bonding Take

The procedure takes a single visit. There is no need to visit repeatedly and have adjustments made. The bonding itself takes no more than 30 minutes, and with preparation time included, the session can last for an hour.

You would be reassured to know that it is a cosmetic process and there is no need to do a surgical procedure like a root canal. This means in an hour or two, you achieve full recovery, and there is no pain whatsoever.

What Can Dental Bonding Help With?

Dental bonding is exceptional in treating the following cases:

  • Chipped tooth – repair enamel that is chipped and make it like the original.
  • Gaps between teeth – diastema is best treated using resin bonding.
  • Correction of minor imperfections – if your teeth are discolored use of bonding can restore it to what it was.
  • Improving sharp edges – at times, your teeth get very sharp with use, and resin can make it feel like it used to be.

Benefits of Dental Bonding

There are a great many advantages that accrue to the patient from dental bonding. We take a look at a few of these in greater detail.

1. Non-invasive

The application of composite resin is to the surface of the teeth. There is no reason to drill or perform any invasive procedure.

This means the patient feels no pain and recovery is instant. All that the patient feels is something like an adhesive being out on teeth. Hardening the resin with UV rays is a contactless procedure and not felt. There is no need for a second visit to check the progress.

Dental Bonding cost

2. Natural-looking

Dentists try to select a color of resin that is very close to the original tooth color.

A few days after the procedure, when the color of the bonding has blended in, it is not at all possible to tell the difference between natural teeth and resin.

3. Does not damage adjoining tooth

The process causes no damage or alteration to adjoin teeth. There is no need for reinforcement like with a bridge.

The surface of the damaged tooth is lightly etched, and the resin is applied. Unlike veneers, bonding is not a prosthetic that can come off. If the resin does fragment, it can be repaired by the dentist.

4. Quick and convenient

Most patients feel dread if they have to visit a dentist. With procedures such as root canal and treatment with crowns, many visits are required.

Dental bonding takes only a single visit. There is no need for an x-ray or any investigation. If all goes well, there is even no need for a follow-up.

Dental Bonding cost in the UK

The cost of dental bonding is really affordable. The median cost per tooth is in the region of £300 to £350. Some dentists might charge higher due to infrastructure costs and overhead.

However, between cheaper service providers and more expensive ones, there is no difference in the material used.

At Natural Smiles, we strive to provide you with the best dental bonding services at the cheapest cost.

Dental Bonding Before and After

Patients are always eager to know how far dental procedures change their appearance.

We are very sensitive to how our teeth look, and even slight misalignment causes huge distress.

Thankfully dental bonding is a procedure that provides a very measurable difference. If tooth enamel is chipped or there is a gap between your front teeth, that can be adjusted by the dentist in under an hour.

It is an easy and painless way to give yourself a great smile.

dental bonding before and after

Simple and Effective Solution

Dental bonding is a simple way to treat problems with tooth enamel. If teeth are broken, it feels strange to use them.

Moreover, using the broken tooth would only result in further loss of material. Ultimately the tooth would require a crown made of ceramic or metal.

The reason dental bonding is so popular is that it is an efficient way to deal with this problem. Good quality bonding can last several years.

We Aim to Serve

Most dental care providers charge huge sums for easy to perform procedures. We provide value for money and quality dental work at the least cost.

Our dental care professionals are well trained and can repair your tooth enamel in just an hour.

A great smile goes a long way in furthering your joy and happiness. At Natural Smiles, we aim to provide you with that smile as easily as possible.

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