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Alternative solutions to dental bonding

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Alternative Solutions to Dental Bonding

Teeth bonding otherwise known as dental bonding is a dental procedure in which a tooth colored resin is used to cover chips, cracks and breaks in the tooth structure. Bonding is a cheaper alternative to crowns which can be expensive and requires the tooth to be sanded down. This means with bonding no surgical procedure is needed unless your tooth is decaying. As a non-invasive product, dental bonding with resin should not harm the natural health of your surrounding teeth.

When Could I Need Dental Bonding?

When a dental care professional observes the structure of your damaged tooth, they will be able to provide you with the best solution for your problem.

Issues that may require bonding:

  • When a portion of the tooth's root has been exposed.
  • A tooth has decayed and harbors cavities in the inlays or onlays.
  • The shape of a tooth is become obscure
  • One tooth is shorter than the others
  • Discoloration has become too severe

What is the bonding procedure?

Preparing the Tooth Unless the filling materials are to be used to fill a decaying tooth, there is not much preparation required when having your bonding procedure. Depending on your type of filling, for procedures such as tooth colored fillings, the dentist will use a composite resin that matches your existing teeth.

If your tooth is left untreated and is beyond redemption, your dentist may need to remove the decayed tooth and offer an alternative solution such as a root canal.

The Procedure Once the tooth structure is smoothed out in preparation for the bonding process, the resin is then applied and then harder using an ultraviolet light. Once hardened, your dental care professional will smoothen down the bonding more in an attempt to make it appear more natural.

The procedure should take no longer than 30-60 minutes to complete.

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Disadvantages of Cosmetic Bonding

Not Very Durable - Although the resin used for a tooth filling is decent, it isn’t as durable as the materials used for veneers or crowns.

Having a more costly glass ionomer or gold filling will make your procedure slightly more durable.

Don’t Last Long - The resin used in teeth bonding can last as little as 2 years which would mean repeated trips to the dentist and ongoing costs.

Easy to Stain - The materials used in the resin are very susceptible to becoming stained from various foods, drinks and other lifestyle choices such as smoking. Such food and drinks include tomato based products, tea, coffee and cigarettes.

Damages Easily - the resin used for bonding procedures is very susceptible to general wear and tear especially in your front teeth. As the material isn’t made for excessive, continued usage, many tooth bonds can become cracked, chipped or even dislodged which in turn could lead to some discomfort.

As you can imagine, teeth bonding can be a good short term fix to some dental abnormalities, however, it could be a fragile procedure as it’s not renowned for its durability or longevity. Also, as these bonds are fixed to the tooth, there is no way of taking them out if needed.

Habits such as nail biting, chewing gum and eating harder food objects can cause great damage to your bonding and will require another visit to the dentist. It is advised where possible to avoid any contact with the bonding.

Advantages of Cosmetic Bonding

Although the disadvantages may outweigh the advantages in terms of dental bonding, it does have a place within the world of cosmetic dentistry. Bonding is one of the quickest and easiest ways to improve your smile compared to other dental procedures. With a maximum procedure duration of one hour within one dental visit, it has become a popular quick fix.

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Occasional wear from

£349

when you pay today

From

£23.00

a week over 3 months

Spread the cost

Just

£16.30

per week over 6 months, for a bottom set too

Representative Example: Purchase Classic occasional top or bottom veneer. Pay £50 deposit, then spread the cost with 0% interest over 3 months with Partial.ly, equivalent of £23 per week. Total repaid £349.

Occasional wear from

£349

when you pay today

From

£23.00

a week over 3 months

Spread the cost

Just another

£16.30

per week over 6 months, for a top set too

Representative Example: Purchase Classic occasional top or bottom veneer. Pay £50 deposit, then spread the cost with 0% interest over 3 months with Partial.ly, equivalent of £23 per week. Total repaid £349.

Occasional wear from

£499

when you pay today

From

£16.30

Per week over 6 months

Spread the cost

Representative Example: Purchase Classic occasional top and bottom veneer. Pay £75 deposit, then spread the cost with 0% interest over 6 months with Partial.ly, equivalent of £16.30 per week. Total repaid £499.

Cost of Tooth Bonding

Dental bonds are a cheaper alternative to some more hefty procedures such as crowns, however, they can still become fairly pricey. With the total price ranging from £94 - £284 per tooth, the procedure can become costly assuming that an updated procedure is needed every couple of years. But what if you could have a quality product that you could take in and out easily, cover multiple gaps and chips and brighten your smile? Well, there is an answer.

The Benefits of nstasmile

instasmile is a personalized veneer made of dental grade materials and clips onto your existing teeth. Your natural teeth are not harmed and there is no dental procedure needed or surgeries involved.

  • It’s an ideal alternative to dental bonding procedures as it effortlessly and instantly covers chips and cracks.
  • Custom made & hand-finished for beautifully natural aesthetics
  • Requires no surgical procedures or anesthetic, no shaving of enamel, and thus no damage to your own teeth.
  • No dentist visits or having to squeeze in appointments, you simply take your own impression at home at a time that suits you to enable us to produce a perfectly bespoke, custom set of clip-on veneers.
  • instasmile offers an additional solution that veneers can’t offer, by covering multiple missing teeth, broken teeth, and chipped teeth, whilst providing a whiter smile.
  • All in one handy, removable solution - you can even pick your shade!

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