If you’re looking to repair cracked or chipped teeth, or fill in gaps between your smile, composite bonding may be the treatment for you. This is an affordable cosmetic solution that doesn’t require numbing and can be completed in just one visit to the dentist. But how much does composite bonding cost?
The cost of dental bonding can vary significantly, depending on the amount of work that’s needed to be carried out and the dentist carrying out the treatment. This is because they’ll have different rates of pay, clinic overheads and materials costs. Your dentist will be able to give you a full breakdown of the treatment and an accurate estimate of how much it’s going to cost.
During the treatment, your dentist will match the colour of your existing teeth using a shade guide and select a tooth-coloured composite to suit. They’ll then prepare the surface of your tooth by roughening it up, so the resin will bond well to the tooth.
Once the composite has been applied and sculpted to your liking, it will be hardened with a curing light. It’s then polished and finished to ensure it looks like a natural part of your smile. Typically, a single tooth can be bonded in half an hour or less, and you’ll be able to return to your regular activities straight away.
Although bonded teeth are durable, they won’t last as long as your natural teeth, and the composite resin doesn’t resist staining from red wine or coffee. This means you’ll need to make sure you take good care of your bonded teeth and avoid chewing on ice, pens or other hard objects.