Surbiton dentist offers cheap and pain-free dental bonding
Dental bonding is a process which aims to restore the appearance of a tooth or teeth by the application of tooth coloured resin. It is most often used for the repair of chipped or cracked teeth, to close up excessive space between teeth and to improve the look of discoloured teeth. It can also be used as a barrier to protect exposed sensitive areas of teeth and to alter the shape and appearance of existing teeth.
Dental bonding is one of the most routine cosmetic dental procedures and as such is one of the cheapest. Unlike certain other cosmetic procedures like crowns or veneers, dental bonding does not need to be manufactured in laboratory conditions. This also means that bonding procedures can be carried out in one visit to the dentist. Both of these factors mean the process is generally much cheaper for the patient. However, it should be noted that if the bonding required involves more than one or two teeth the dentist may not be able to carry out al the work in one session.
Dental bonding is also relatively painless in most instances and anaesthteic is only ever really required when the bonding is being applied to sensitive areas like cavities that surround nerve endings.
Dental bonding is the ideal tool for dentists to carry out small repairs and because of its low cost it is also very popular with patients. However, although dental bonding is very tough it can chip or crack itself and even though it resists staining it is not as effective in this area as a crown. Nonetheless, dental bonding is an incredibly useful minor procedure that can help prevent further damage to your teeth and also serves a very useful cosmetic purpose.
The actual process of dental bonding is very straightforward. The dentist will find a shade of resin that most closely matches your existing teeth. They will then apply the resin and mold it to the desired shape. The resin is then set and hardened by a laser. The whole process should take no longer than an hour and is the most cost effective and pain-free ways to look after your teeth.
If you think you may have minor damage to a tooth, make an appointment with a Surbiton dentist and they will be able to assess whether dental bonding can work for you.