Do you want to undergo dental bonding, but have heard the results don’t last long?
Our team has been providing composite bonding Harley Street for over 10 years and knows all there is to know about this simple, effective and affordable procedure.
But some rather persistent myths surround having composite bonding Harley Street and in this article, our team aims to dispel them so you can explore if this is the right treatment for you. So, read on to learn more!
Myth 1- The process is uncomfortable
There is no part of having composite bonding Harley Street that is uncomfortable.
Our team applies the composite to your teeth and then, using a set of precision drills, shapes it. Once you are happy with how it looks, we use a UV light to cure or harden it into its final shape. What could be easier?
Myth 2- It doesn’t last long
There is a common myth that when you have dental bonding performed, the result doesn’t last very long. And, for some reason, many patients prefer the idea of having dental veneers fitted instead of bonding due to this myth, which is unfortunate.
With correct care, bonding can easily last for at least a decade. You will need to see our team every 6 months during this time for check-ups and keep up with your regular dental hygiene regime at home.
Myth 3- Anyone can have it done
Many patients assume that because they want to have a cosmetic or restorative procedure performed that they will be automatically suitable for it.
However, before we can fit any kind of bonding to your teeth, we will need to assess the condition of your teeth to look for evidence of decay or gum disease, both of which would require treatment before the bonding is fitted.
Myth 4- It’s cosmetic
There is undoubtedly a cosmetic element to this procedure.
But dental bonding is far more than having a white layer placed over your teeth! It can be used to strengthen teeth that may have been damaged by trauma and can be used to add additional support to teeth that have undergone an extensive dental procedure like a root canal. Much like veneers, it can also be used to reduce sensitivity associated with microscopic holes in the enamel.
And, should you have cracks or chips in your teeth, it can also act as a way to not only conceal them, but to prevent them from spreading or attracting plaque.
Myth 5- It is expensive
OK, while we cannot stipulate how much this process will cost you without seeing you for a consultation, on average, it is more affordable than many of our patients think. When compared to similar treatments, like veneers, having your teeth bonded is relatively cheap, as there is no third party involved; our team simply applies the composite to your teeth and then shapes it with a drill. If you were to have veneers fitted, we would need to take moulds or scans, have these sent to a laboratory to be made and then sent back, which would not only increase the time of the procedure, but would also increase the cost.