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22nd January 2021

Manchester Composite Bonding

Would you like to visit one of the best Manchester composite bonding clinics in the area? With the cosmetic dentistry industry continually evolving, many patients are looking to find minimally invasive procedures to improve their smile. When you choose a composite bonding treatment, it doesn’t require removal of the existing tooth structure.

As a one visit treatment, bonding can transform the shape, size, appearance and colour of your teeth in record time, using a tooth coloured, composite material. At 360 Dental Care, we use materials of the highest quality, ensuring the results last for as long as possible with the right care in place.

If you’d like a free virtual consultation and smile assessment, arrange one now by emailing [email protected]. Alternatively, call us today on 0161 834 1000 to speak to our experienced team.

If you’re looking into the best types of cosmetic dentistry, you may have come across cosmetic bonding solutions. This is something we offer here in our Manchester dental centre, having years of experience and expertise on board in our team. When you attend our dental practice for an assessment, we’ll talk you through all the options available and tell you more about bonding if it’s a suitable treatment plan for your needs.

To find out more, read on.

What Does Composite Bonding Mean?
To understand what composite bonding means, it can be easier to split the terms. The ‘composite’ part refers to the material used, which is tooth coloured so that it blends in seamlessly with the natural teeth. The ‘bonding’ refers to the mechanical process of attaching the composite material to a natural tooth or teeth. You may also see it described as ‘composite veneers’ or ‘cosmetic bonding’. Our dentists will use expert techniques to successfully perform the treatment and ensure you get the best outcomes.

Who Is Bonding a Good Treatment Option For?
There’s a wide range of treatment option for anybody who wants to change the cosmetic appearance of their natural teeth. This includes orthodontic solutions for repositioning the teeth, as well as cosmetic dentistry solutions. If teeth vary in shape, size or colour, one of the most economical options to consider is cosmetic bonding. This could be because your teeth have been altered through decay, wear and tear or injury, leaving chips, cracks, spacing irregularities or staining. It can leave patients feeling self-conscious about their smile, affecting their everyday lives and confidence.

Luckily, cosmetic bonding is a highly versatile solution for many different dental scenarios. The composite material used can be sculpted by a skilled and experienced dentist to emulate the look of natural teeth, bonding with your existing set to create the ideal smile.

Benefits of Cosmetic Bonding
As one of the most popular treatments chosen at our dental practice in Manchester, tooth bonding has many advantages. Some of the benefits include:

  • FAST: The work is completed in just one visit, so you won’t have to spread it out over multiple appointments, giving you same-day results.
  • NO DRILLING: As a minimally invasive dental treatment, it doesn’t require drilling or altering of the natural tooth structure.
  • REVERSABLE: Bonding isn’t permanent, so if you want the procedure reversed, this can be done by a dental specialist.
  • REPAIRABLE: If the composite material used become damaged, it can be easily repaired by applying further layers of the resin and resetting it under UV light.
  • AFFORDABLE: Cosmetic bonding is one of the most economical solutions available, so you may want to consider it as an alternative to porcelain veneers if you only need minor work completing.

What’s the Difference Between Cosmetic Bonding and Veneers?
Cosmetic bonding takes place in just one visit, with the work used to repair minor imperfections in your smile. This includes small spacing issues, discolouration and chipped teeth. The composite material is malleable when applied, allowing the dentist to shape it as desired. The only drawback is that bonding can be subject to staining, as well as wear and tear just like teeth are, but it can be repaired if needed.

On the other side, veneers are thin facings which are glued to the front of teeth (imagine a false nail for each tooth!). While they can be made from a composite material, one of the most popular options is porcelain veneers. These last for much longer than many other treatment options and won’t stain. Veneers are a good option if teeth are in the right position, and we’ll always try to aim for ‘no preparation’ veneers if possible. Veneers are often chosen over bonding where more extensive imperfections need to be rectified.

Is Bonding the Best Dental Treatment Option?
Everyone is different, including how you feel about your smile, issues you face with your teeth and gums, and how much you can afford spend on dental treatments.

While we’ll try to point you in the right direction if you book a free virtual smile assessment with us, it’s vital you have a thorough dental examination and x-rays to identify a treatment plan that’s right for you. You may even need to address other issues before continuing with cosmetic treatments, including tackling any gum disease present.

If our dental specialists think that cosmetic bonding is a good option for the work you need to achieve your perfect smile, they’ll talk you through the reasons why.

Does Dental Bonding Hurt?
You’ll be pleased to hear the procedure is generally pain-free, and it’s completed in a single visit. Your dentist will always explain the process to you before they start to ensure you’re not worried about what will happen on the day. During the treatment, we always check to make sure you’re comfortable throughout, but please let us know if you experience high levels of anxiety when it comes to dental treatments.

What to Expect During the Bonding Treatment
Cosmetic bonding is one of the most versatile, flexible dental treatments, helping to solve an array of minor issues with your teeth. However, undergoing any dental procedure can be nerve-wracking, so it can help to understand some of the simple steps involved in the bonding process. It’s one of the quickest and most comfortable solutions for minor issues such as repairing chipped teeth.

Here are some of the steps involved in the tooth bonding process.

  • Choosing the resin: Whether you choose to have teeth whitening or not before the procedure, the composite resin will be matched to the colour of the rest of your teeth to create a natural look. That’s why we’ll often recommend whitening before the treatment begins so that a different resin colour is chosen.
  • Preparation: Teeth are prepared by ensuring they are as clean as possible before the work starts. While there’s no need to reduce the teeth or alter their structure, their surface should be roughened to help the resin grip to them. A liquid conditioner will also be applied to help with the bonding process.
  • The resin is applied and set: The resin is a composite material that can be moulded into the right shape to improve the appearance of the teeth. Once ready, the product is hardened under a UV light, but more layers of the resin can still be applied if further enhancements are needed.
  • Polishing: To create the perfect ‘natural teeth’ look, the surface of the resin will be smoothed and polished by your skilled dentist.

When Will the Bonding Need to Be Replaced?
While dental bonding materials are high in quality, just like teeth, they will be subjected to anything from dental trauma to general wear and staining. However, if you care for the bonding material and your natural teeth as well as you can, it will last for many years, with 5 to 8 years often quoted as a minimum.

To ensure the cosmetic bonding results last for as long as possible:

  • Avoid a high sugar diet, caffeine and smoking.
  • Practice good oral hygiene as advised by your dental team.
  • Attend regular check-up appointments at our dental practice.
  • Ensure you come into see us as soon as possible if there’s an issue.
  • Address any factors that could affect the success of bonding, such as tooth grinding.
  • Choose a specialist cosmetic dentistry practice with good reviews.

Is Dental Bonding Available on the NHS?
While many treatments are available on the NHS, cosmetic bonding isn’t one of them. Therefore, you’ll need to pay for it through private means. The costs will depend on how many teeth are affected and the amount of work to be done, but it’s often a much cheaper option than other more extensive treatments such as veneers and crowns.

Once we’ve completed an assessment of your teeth during an in-person consultation, we can provide you with a no-obligation quote and discuss your options. This will help you to make an informed decision about your dental care.

Call 360 Dental Care in Manchester
If you’d like to enhance your smile and confidence, get in touch with 360 Dental Care. We offer free virtual consultations to give you more information about what we can do for you. If you’d like to come and see us at our Manchester dental clinic, we’re in easy reach of the city centre.

As well as a wide range of orthodontic and cosmetic dentistry options, we have specialist services for anyone interested in cosmetic bonding. We’ll guide you through the consultation process from start to finish, finding the right solution for you and your smile.

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