In the modern world, if you have crooked or yellow teeth, it can feel embarrassing when there are group photos at work or when out with friends; even smiling in general, can become a lot tougher!
If you don’t want to undertake the hassle of wearing an adult aligner or are looking for a more cost-effective way to whiten your teeth without veneers, then you are in luck!
Known as bonding, this process involves the application of a tooth-coloured resin to the front of your teeth, to correct the shape, colour or to hide any cracks in the enamel. You may be wondering how this differs from dental veneers, but the answer is simple; the dentist who applies bonding to your teeth will be able to sculpt the composite by hand, whereas veneers are typically created with a 3D printer.
Our team has practised composite bonding Harley Street for decades and as a result, our team has the required skill set to leave you with a great-looking smile that is symmetrical and whiter. Often more affordable than veneers, this procedure won’t break the bank and will give you a smile you won’t be able to stop showing off to others!
Curious to learn more about composite bonding Harley Street? Read on for the answers to the top 5 FAQS.
How long does it take?
Composite bonding Harley Street can be completed in one session, which may last up to 90 minutes.
Unlike veneers, there are no moulds to be taken and there is no need for the composite to be preshaped; our skilled team simply place it onto the desired teeth and sculpt it with the help of drills and files to produce a pristine finish.
Can it correct crooked teeth?
But this is where the price of the process will vary; if your teeth are very crooked, then the underlying cost of binding will be more and in some cases, such as extreme crowding, it will not be feasible to use bonding to correct it. Either way, our team will discuss the options with you to help you to that gorgeous smile you deserve!
Does the procedure hurt?
No, much like veneers, the composite is placed directly onto the tooth’s surface and requires no injections or numbing agents.
Once they are fitted, can I eat straight away?
Our team will advise that you allow the composite to settle for at least 1 hour before you try to eat anything.
Although we will fix or cure the composite with a specialist light, the underlayers may still be soft, so don’t go out to lunch afterwards!
Will they need to be replaced?
Much like white fillings, bonding may need to be replaced on average every 5 years.
But this will differ depending on your lifestyle and whether you stick to good dental hygiene. Of course, one way to ensure that the bonding stays affixed to your teeth is to attend our surgery every 6 months for a check-up. It really is that simple!