Teeth Bonding

Teeth bonding is a procedure in which a tooth-coloured resin material (a form of durable plastic) is applied and hardened with a special light.

This ultimately “bonds” the material to the tooth to restore or improve a person’s smile.

 

 

 

 

 

Who Needs Teeth Bonding?

This procedure is best suited for

  • Stained or dark teeth which do not respond to bleaching
  • Small cosmetic dental changes that involve the temporary correction of cosmetic defects or correction of teeth in areas of very low bite pressure (e.g. front teeth)
  • Closing of gaps between teeth

Teeth Bonding Procedure

Consultation

The first step is to book an appointment with your dental clinic.

During the consultation, your dental needs will be assessed and you will be advised on the number of visits based on the number of teeth that require bonding.

Usually, the procedure will be done within 1 visit unless several teeth are involved.

  • Selection of Resin Colour

    Your dentist will select the composite resin colour that will match the colour of your teeth most closely.

  • Moulding and Hardening of Resin

    The resin is then moulded until it is the proper shape before hardening it with a special light.

  • Shaping of Resin

    Further shaping and polishing will be done until it matches your other teeth.

How to Care for Bonded Teeth?

Post-Procedure Adjustment

After the procedure is done, your teeth will feel different to your tongue and lips. Therefore, it may take some time for them to get used to it.
This may result in minor speech changes, but it is perfectly normal. These symptoms and feelings will subside after a few days.

Practise Self-Care

In order to maintain the condition of your bonded tooth, it is important to incorporate these good dental habits.

  • Brush your teeth twice a day with a soft toothbrush
  • Avoid rinsing frequently with mouthwashes that contain alcohol
  • Avoid drinking coffee, tea or smoking to prevent stains
  • Avoid biting your nails
  • Avoid eating hard food
  • Visit the dentist every 6 months for cleaning

If the resin breaks or chips, consult your dentist to get it fixed.

Teeth Bonding vs. Veneers

Cost: Lower
Treatment Duration: 1 Visit
Durability: Lasts 1 – 8 years
Stain Resistance: 
Low

Purpose: Uses coloured composite resin to bond to any surface for minor repairs, usually to close gaps, contour the shape or change colour of teeth

• Shaped to fit gaps or to look like the missing part of a chipped tooth
• Placed over stained part of tooth to look like the colour of your other teeth

Cost: Higher
Treatment Duration: 2 – 3 Visits
Durability: Lasts 5 – 15 years
Stain Resistance: High

Purpose: Uses thin composite or porcelain resin shells to cover the entire tooth to change its colour or shape

• Shaped like real teeth to cover gaps or match the colour of your other teeth

Cost: Lower
Treatment Duration: 1 Visit
Durability: Lasts 1 – 8 years
Stain Resistance: 
Low

Purpose: Uses coloured composite resin to bond to any surface for minor repairs, usually to close gaps, contour the shape or change colour of teeth

• Shaped to fit gaps or to look like the missing part of a chipped tooth
• Placed over stained part of tooth to look like the colour of your other teeth

Cost: Higher
Treatment Duration: 2 – 3 Visits
Durability: Lasts 5 – 15 years
Stain Resistance: High

Purpose: Uses thin composite or porcelain resin shells to cover the entire tooth to change its colour or shape

• Shaped like real teeth to cover gaps or match the colour of your other teeth

Generally, veneers last longer than bonding materials and are more stain-resistant.
But because of that, they also tend to cost more. 

If you are looking for a budget-friendly quick fix, teeth bonding is the solution.

FAQs

1 – 8 years.

However, this is also dependent on the location of bonding, your daily chewing habits and oral hygiene.

There are no major risks or complications associated to teeth bonding. 

Just bear in mind that resin is not as strong as your natural teeth. Thus, it is possible for chipping or breaking to happen. When that happens, be extra careful not to swallow it.

Teeth bonding does not typically hurt. That is why anaesthetic is usually not required unless the bonding is used to fill a cavity.

Teeth bonding typically costs $96.30 to $192.60 (inclusive of GST).

Why Choose i.Dental?

  • High-Quality Materials

    Our team aims to help you achieve a natural smile, so we use upgraded composite materials for our teeth bonding procedures.

  • Certified and Experienced Surgeons

    Operating for the past 30 years, we have seen and treated many teeth bonding cases. Hence, we are well-equipped to examine and meet your dental needs.

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