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Composite Tooth Bonding Leeds - Teeth Gap Filling Cost

Updated: Sep 16, 2022

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What is bonding for your teeth?

As the name suggests, during the procedure a special material – a tooth-coloured composite resin – is bonded to teeth to restore, rebuild, widen or lengthen them. It can be used it to improve the appearance of teeth which are broken, chipped or worn down, ones which are discoloured or stained, those with minor gaps between them as well as teeth which are too short or small. It is often used to fix that one tooth that’s been spoiling your smile.

How is dental bonding done?

The procedure itself is relatively straightforward. Typically, the first step is to roughen the tooth surface with a conditioning gel to give the putty-like composite resin something to adhere to. The composite is then formed into the desired shape or thickness before finally being cured using UV light, thereby bonding it to the tooth. The whole process typically takes between 30 and 60 minutes. Our Principal Dentist Debbie Bennett has even done further training in this area of cosmetic Dentistry -

How long does bonding on teeth last?

It all depends on the amount of composite material used, tooth location as well as the patient’s eating and chewing habits. Typically, however, it will last at least 4 or 5 years, and even over 10 years in some cases, before needing to be retouched or replaced.

Is bonding bad for your teeth?

Not at all! - One of the benefits is that it requires only minimal preparation, meaning there is no need to remove enamel. Moreover, because it isn’t a permanent restoration, it can be removed or replaced at any time without damaging the natural tooth. It is among the least invasive cosmetic dental procedures. It can also be used in conjunction with teeth straightening.

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