Tooth bonding, or dental bonding, is the name of any of several procedures that use a dental restorative, also called dental composite, for repairing missing, worn, damaged or decayed teeth. In bonding, the restoratives or fillings form a strong bond with the dentin and enamel of the tooth. These restoratives vary in composition like:
Please glance through our cases below to have an understanding of what treatments are available to you.
These before after photographs are case specific and every patient has to be evaluated with through diagnosis and examination to determine suitability and prognosis / chances of success may vary from person to person depending on their actual condition.
Some uses of tooth bonding can be briefly listed as:
Two main points speak against dental bonding. These are:
Different procedures of bonding have differing costs. On average, the cost for a single tooth ranges from $300 to about $600.
White fillings are also called composite fillings. By composition, they are a mixture of glass or quartz filler placed in a resin medium. Dentists for restorative work especially for front teeth prefer white fillings. Some of the advantages of white fillings are:
White fillings are generally not considered an appropriate restorative for back teeth. The main reasons for this include:
A dentist usually follows these steps in placing white fillings:
First of all your Blackburn dentist will apply a local anaesthetic to numb the teeth and hence make the procedure as comfortable as possible. In case of very little tooth reduction, the dentist may even choose not to apply any anaesthetic.
The filling does not bond to a tooth if its surface carries plaque, tartar, or any other material. Therefore, the dentist will remove this debris before bonding.
Next, your dentist will choose the shade of the white filling that goes in perfect harmony with your natural tooth colour.
The dentist needs to isolate the tooth under restoration for keeping it dry. In many cases, placing rolls of cotton next to the tooth under work do it. Sometimes, stretching a sheath of latex around the tooth brings about isolation.
Finally, the doctor, after restoration, will shape the tooth as required for the purpose of enhancement.
At our clinic you’ll always find friendly, professional staff that will go out of there way to ensure your visit to the dentist is a happy one!