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Dental Bonding Services

Feeling Insecure about your Smile? And looking for Affordable Cosmetic Dentistry alternative option? Dental Bonding can help.

Looking for Affordable alternatives to Porcelain Veneer to repair damaged, discoloured, decayed or chipped teeth or want to improve the look of your Smile?

Dental bonding is one of the most versatile dental treatments that uses composite resin material to correct many dental issues. Fast and painless, tooth bonding is the effective, non-invasive – and affordable – way to repair a damaged tooth or for a cosmetic smile enhancement.

Dental bonding is a cosmetic procedure in which a tooth- coloured resin is bonded to the surface of tooth, thus approving its overall appearance. Bonding can be used to repair decayed, chipped or discoloured teeth, and restoring a person’s smile to its natural beauty. Dental bonding is one form of cosmetic dentistry used to help individuals feel confident and secure about the appearance of their smile. Read more below.

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What is tooth bonding (dental bonding)?

Generally speaking the term “tooth bonding” refers to a range of dental procedures each of which is similar in the sense that it employs the use of a type of dental restorative dentists call “dental composite.” Tooth bonding offers several benefits for patients. It is quick, affordable and great alternative to more extensive cosmetic dentistry treatment with porcelain veneers, bridges, and crowns. Additionally, the composite resin used in a cosmetic bonding procedure is very flexible, expanding and contracting with the natural tooth to prevent cracks and tooth loss. Dental bonding is an excellent option for individuals looking to repair imperfections in their smile.

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Dental bonding is an option that can be considered:

  • To repair decayed teeth (composite resins are used to fill cavities)
  • To repair chipped or cracked teeth
  • To improve the appearance of discoloured teeth
  • To close spaces between teeth
  • To make teeth look longer
  • To change the shape of teeth
  • As a cosmetic alternative to amalgam fillings
  • To protect a portion of the tooth’s root that has been exposed when gums recede

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One of the greatest advantages of cosmetic bonding is that it is a straightforward, minimally invasive procedure. Dental bonding can be completed in just one visit, meaning that you can walk into our clinic with tooth imperfections and walk out with the gorgeous smile of your dreams. Furthermore, cosmetic bonding involves a minimal amount of tooth enamel removal. For people who need relatively minor repairs, this makes it an attractive alternative to crowns or veneers. Finally, the procedure is pain-free and typically done without anesthesia (in most cases), meaning that you will be able to return to your everyday activities immediately following your office visit.
It is important to note that cosmetic bonding requires some care to maintain an attractive final look. The resin material used for cosmetic bonding resists stains. However, it is important to avoid smoking cigarettes or drinking coffee, tea, red wine, or dark colas for at least 48 hours after the procedure.

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The actual bonding procedure is relatively quick. As a fine artist and passionate in Cosmetic dentistry procedures, Dr. Castro takes the time to carefully select a shade of composite resin that perfectly matches your natural tooth colour. This ensures that the cosmetic bonding work is seamless and undetectable to the naked eye. She then roughens the surface of the tooth with a special tool, coats the tooth in a conditioning liquid, and applies the Composite resin,putty-like resin material, allowing her to perfectly fill chips or cracks with high precision. Finally, ultraviolet or laser light is applied to harden the composite resin and complete the bonding. You will sit up from the dental chair with a whole new smile.

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Cosmetic tooth bonding – Dental bonding can be used to create cosmetic enhancements for teeth.

1) Dental Veneers Veneering of dental bonding over the front side of teeth that have become stained or discoloured as a way of enhancing their cosmetic appearance.

2) Closing a dental gap (diastema). Tooth bonding can be used to fill in gaps that lie between a person’s teeth . When this technique is employed, dental composite is bonded onto the sides of the two teeth that lie on either side of the gap, so to widen each tooth slightly. The net effect is that the space between the two teeth is narrowed, or even filled in completely.

3) Correcting minor cosmetic imperfections. Minor to moderate cosmetic imperfections of chipped, disfigured, or misaligned teeth can be masked or corrected by placing dental bonding.

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The dentist will prepare your tooth for treatment by roughening and shaping or contouring the surface. Then its followed by a process of applying a dilute acid, called Etch and, to the enamel of a tooth to produce a frosted surface which looks microscopically like a series of mountains and valleys. This microscopic roughness is then filled with a liquid plastic called Bonding agent, which acts as a strong adhesive or glue, which, when hardened, mechanically adheres onto the surface of the tooth and allows the further bonding of a glass filled composite filling material. In dental bonding, a composite resin material is applied to the tooth and then sculpted and shaped to cover damaged areas or to fill in gaps. This material comes in several shades so it can be matched to the natural colour of your tooth. Several layers of the composite material may be necessary in order to achieve the best results. To cure and harden the material, a high-intensity light or a chemical agent may be used. Finally, your dentist will smooth and polish your tooth to give it an even, natural contour.

Except in complicated cases, bonding can be accomplished in one visit. The length of the visit will depend on the condition of your teeth and on how much cosmetic or restorative repair work you are having done. It is less time-consuming and less expensive, as no laboratory is involved in the production of the final product. than other tooth restoration methods. Direct bonding is an artistic endeavour on the part of the dentist.

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Advantages:

Bonding is among the easiest and least expensive of cosmetic dental procedures. Unlike veneers and crowns , which are customized tooth coverings that must be manufactured in a laboratory, bonding usually can be done in one office visit unless several teeth are involved. Another advantage, compared with veneers and crowns, is that the least amount of tooth enamel is removed. Also, unless dental bonding is being performed to fill a cavity , anaesthesia is usually not required.

Disadvantages:

Although the material used in dental bonding is somewhat stain resistant, it does not resist stains as well as crowns. Another disadvantage is that the bonding materials do not last as long nor are as strong as other restorative procedures, such as crowns, veneers, or fillings . Additionally, bonding materials can chip and break off the tooth. Because of some of the limitations of bonding, some dentists view bonding as best suited for small cosmetic changes, for temporary correction of cosmetic defects, and for correction of teeth in areas of very low bite pressure (for example, front teeth).

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1. Staining can occur with smoking and excessive amounts of coffee and tea.

2. Durability varies but its approximately 3 to 5 years before replacement is required

3. Chipping or fracturing may necessitate repair or replacement and extra further dental cost

4. Requires more patient care to prevent staining or future chipping.

5. Breakage of the bonding materials occurs more readily with bonding than with Porcelain restorations

6. In short term, it is less costly, but the potential of frequent repairing, replacement or maintenance may mean more expensive in long term plus the time lost involved on frequent dental visit to do repair or maintenance.

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The lifespan of bonding materials depends on how much bonding was done and your oral habits. Plastic bonding may last for years but it is less strong than the more durable or longer lasting Porcelain restoration. Typically, however, bonding material lasts from 3 -5 years up to about 10 years before needing to be touched up or replaced, depending on tooth location and patient’s bite and eating and chewing habits.

They have a useful life of 3 to 8 years.

Part of the success of dental bonding is determined, in part, on the location of the restoration on the tooth. If the bonding is on the very edge of your tooth, it most likely won’t not last as long because of biting forces and what types of food you are biting into. Chewy, hard or crunchy foods will weaken the bonding quickly compared to soft foods. Many patients with bonding on their front teeth avoid directly biting into food that can compromise the structural soundness of dental bonding.

If you are interested in learning more about porcelain Dental Bonding and Composite resin Veneers, you can read more info on the link provided below or you can schedule for a FREE cosmetic consultation, by calling our office at (613) 9629-7664. For your convenience, you may also fill out our online contact form>

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Cost of Dental Bonding

The Cost of Dental Bonding depends on what it is used for? Is it to repair a small imperfections like chipped, or fill a small area cavities of the tooth, or is it something to be used as a whole facing of the entire front surface of your front teeth which are called Composite Resin Veneers

The cost of dental bonding is also determined by many factors. Some of these factors include your particular dental conditions, the complexity of cosmetic case, the number of teeth that requires treatment, your location, extra procedures that may be involved, the experience of the dentist that will carry out the bonding and your expectations.

Elements to Consider When It Comes to Cost

While the cost of bonding varies from patient to patient, there are several factors that will largely influence the total cost of your treatment. These include:

    • Complexity of the Treatment Plan: The overall complexity of your treatment will also factor into your total Dental Bonding costs. Patients needing a complex treatments, will have higher treatment costs
      • Number of teeth being treated: Treatment for several teeth will cost more than a single tooth.
      • Size of treatment area: Filling in a small section of a tooth will cost less than resurfacing an entire tooth.
      • Additional treatments: Complementary treatments can increase your expenses. If bonding is being incorporated into a smile makeover, talk to your dentist about potential discounts for bundled treatments.
      • Location of the office:
      • Experience of the dentist: Though a highly reputable dentist may charge more for their services, they can help ensure you achieve your desired results without complications.

Bonding associated with composite direct veneers averages between $350 to $700 per tooth, whereas bonding associated with indirect porcelain veneers averages between $700 and $2,500 per tooth.

If you are interested in learning more about porcelain Dental Bonding and Composite resin Veneers, you can read more info on the link provided below or you can schedule for a FREE cosmetic consultation, by calling our office at (613) 9629-7664. For your convenience, you may also fill out our online contact form

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We understand that any cosmetic treatment is an investment.

We use modern techniques and high-quality materials to create natural looking, long lasting smiles. If you’re wondering if tooth bonding looks natural, the answer is yes.

The dental bonding material is specially formulated, and colour matched to resemble the natural teeth. Most people won’t realize you have a bonded tooth unless you decide to point it out. Modern dentistry has made creating a beautiful smile more personalized than ever before, allowing patients to achieve the smile of the dreams.

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Yes, Dental Bonding Can Be Removed – The Process Is Reversible!

Dental bonding is an additive treatment. It does not require any of your natural enamel to be removed. Instead, your tooth is simply roughened with a mild acid. Then, a composite material made of resin and crushed glass is applied directly to your tooth. Your dentist shapes this material until it looks just like a part of your natural teeth.
Because there is no need to remove any of your natural tooth structure, the bonding material can be removed without any damage to your enamel. This is in contrast to other cosmetic treatments like veneers. Veneers require the removal of a thin layer of enamel, so the process is not reversible.

How Is Dental Bonding Removed?

Dental bonding is usually removed with a special type of sandpaper, which is placed on a small, rapidly-rotating disc. Your dentist will use this tool to remove all of the bonding material from each of your teeth, reversing the effects of dental bonding.

Will My Teeth Look Like They Used to After Dental Bonding Is Removed?

For the most part, yes. However, they likely will not be as bright or lustrous, since the enamel surface must be etched with acid before the bonding procedure.

When sanding down bonded teeth, it’s easy to accidentally sand away some of your natural tooth structure. An experienced cosmetic dentist will be able to remove only the composite material, leaving your enamel intact.

Why Would I Want to Remove Dental Bonding?

So, why would you bother removing dental bonding in the first place? Here are a few reasons.

  • To restore damage to one or more bonded teeth – If you have cracks or chips in one or more of your bonded teeth, it may be better to remove the bonding completely before adding more composite material.
  • If you’re unhappy with your results – This is rare, but it’s possible that your smile may not look the way you wanted it to, or you may be unhappy with the results for some other reason.If this is the case, it’s usually a good idea to have the bonding material removed. Then, you can find a different cosmetic dentist to work with and explore further bonding treatment or a treatment like porcelain veneers.
  • To prepare your teeth for veneers – If you have had your teeth bonded but you decide you want veneers, the bonding material will need to be removed before your teeth can be prepared for veneers.

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While cosmetic bonding is not permanent, it in no way ruins teeth. After a few years, the material may fade or become chipped, but that does not affect the natural enamel of your teeth itself. It may leave the enamel more vulnerable because the bonding material is no longer there to protect the tooth, but you can simply call your dentist to retouch the bonding.

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Dental bonding material does not respond to a whitening solution like natural teeth do.

Even though bonding material does not respond to whitening material as teeth do, there is a convenient solution. Simply replace the bonding material at the same time or within a week or two of whitening teeth to ensure that the composite matches the shade of the teeth. It is easy to place composite on the teeth. This procedure is non-invasive, takes a single office visit and will not cause very much discomfort.

As such, there is really no need to live with teeth and bonding material that do not blend perfectly. Just let our office know that this is something of interest so that we can schedule the appointment appropriately. We like to plan ahead to make sure that if there is any time delay between the whitening procedure and the re-laying the composite, it is minimal at best.

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Do you have a chipped tooth or a space between your front teeth that you are not happy with? Dental bonding may be the answer for your smile.

Dental bonding is a cosmetic procedure in which a tooth-coloured composite resin material is applied to your teeth to improve your smile. Bonding can improve the appearance of teeth that are chipped, broken, cracked, stained or have spaces between them.

Bonding your front teeth actually requires minimal preparation of the tooth. Anaesthesia is usually not needed unless there is an old restoration or decay present. The tooth is roughened with a conditioning gel to help the bonding material adhere to the tooth. The composite resin is then applied and cured with an ultraviolet light. Your dentist will then shape and polish the resin to its final appearance.

Advantages and Disadvantages of Dental Bonding

Advantages

  • Cost:Bonding is one of the least expensive cosmetic procedures.
  • Time: Unlike crowns and veneers, which require more time to prepare and a second visit to place them, bonding can be completed in a single visit.
  • Invasiveness: Bonding requires minimal tooth removal. Frequently patients get multiple teeth bonded in one short appointment.

Disadvantages

  • Staining:Although you can achieve excellent results with bonding, the resin does stain over time. Crowns and veneers will be much more stain resistant.
  • Durability: Crowns and veneers are more resistant to breaking and usually last much longer than bonding.

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If you have gaps between your teeth, you should see your dentist to discuss the problem. Any underlying issues need to be identified and dealt with. If there are no potentially harmful causes of the gapping, you may choose to leave your teeth as they are. Some people are happy with gap teeth as they feel the gaps add individuality to their appearance.

However, you may prefer to ask your dentist for help with closing any unsightly gaps. At our office, we take time to discuss problems with gap teeth with our patients. Every discussion is different, depending on how severe the problem is and which treatment option is the best solution. All of the options mentioned in this article can be the best treatment for gap teeth, depending on circumstances.

Treating gapped teeth

If you have larger than normal gaps between your teeth, there are several treatments available. You need to speak to your dentist to see which treatment is the best choice for you. They will advise you about which option will give you the best results in your case.

Dental bonding

This is a quick and easy solution to gap teeth. A resin is applied to the teeth where there is a gap present. The resin is set using the application of light and it hardens to look like natural tooth. This resin closes the gap between teeth so that your smile looks even and natural. The resin can be removed from your mouth if necessary.

The main benefit of bonding is that it can usually be done during one quick visit to the dentist. However, the resin can stain and chip over time. It’s important to take good care of the bond once it’s in place, so that it lasts for as long as possible.

Veneers

It’s possible to correct some cases of gap teeth using veneers. A thin portion of enamel is removed from the front of the tooth and is replaced with a porcelain veneer. The veneer can help to fill the gap between one tooth and the next. Veneers are tough and long lasting. However, unlike bonding resin, they are permanent. Once you have veneers fitted on your teeth they are there for good as they provide the protection that was once provided by the enamel that has been removed. This is why you need to be certain that this is the best choice of treatment option for you.

Orthodontic treatment

Depending on how severe the problem is, your dentist may suggest orthodontic treatment for gap teeth. This will usually happen when closing one large gap between teeth is likely to create other gaps in your mouth. On these occasions, braces can be fitted in order to align all teeth in the correct manner.

This does not mean that you are stuck with having metal braces on your teeth. There are other options.

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Are you conscious of the gaps between your teeth? Gappy teeth are quite common, but sometimes they can become a bit of a bother. Maybe you don’t like the look of them or find that food gets trapped, causing issues with your gums. Fortunately, that gap doesn’t have to be permanent. There are several treatments available for “gappy teeth” and fixing them carries both aesthetic and health benefits for your smile.

Why do you have teeth gaps?

A gap between two teeth is known as a “diastema.” These gaps tend to appear between the two upper front teeth, but gaps can occur between any two teeth and there are several reasons why someone may have gappy teeth.

  • If there is a mismatch between the size of the jaw bones and the size of the teeth, so if your jawbone is too large and your teeth too small, then you may experience extra space between teeth.
  • Missing or undersized teeth can cause neighboring teeth to move and attempt to help close one gap, but this movement creates new gaps.
  • An oversized labial frenum (the piece of tissue extending from the inside of your upper lip to the gums) can create a gap. Sometimes, it can grow too large and pass between the two front teeth, blocking the natural closure of the space between these teeth.
  • Bad habits like thumb sucking can pull the front teeth forward and create gaps.
  • Spaces can develop due to an improper swallowing reflex. When you swallow, your tongue should press against the roof of your mouth, but some people push their tongue forward against their front teeth. His pressure will cause the front teeth to move, creating a gap.
  • Gum disease causes your jawbone to weaken and recede. As the jawbone supports your teeth, losing bone can cause them to become loose and move.

Even if your teeth gaps don’t bother you from an aesthetic point of view, it’s important to get the diastema checked by a dentist in case a more serious condition like gum disease is the cause. Gaps in your teeth could also mean you have an improper bite, which can lead to chipped or broken teeth.

Available treatments for teeth gaps

There are several options available to close the gaps between teeth, and they vary depending on the severity of the case.

Dental Bonding

Dental bonding, or cosmetic bonding, is the easiest, quickest, and most economical way to fix a gap between teeth. This is the same procedure you would have experienced if you ever chipped part of a tooth and had it fixed. A tooth coloured resin is applied to your teeth and shaped to match their natural look. Then, it is hardened with a UV light, which “bonds” it and closes the gap. Bonding usually only takes one office visit and there is no need to remove any natural enamel, which means that the process can be reversed if required. However, it also means that bonding is not a permanent solution and requires maintenance, as it will wear off over time due to impacts from eating and brushing.

Veneers

Porcelain veneers are another cosmetic approach to fixing gaps in between front teeth. They require more work and planning than dental bonding, but the procedure is still relatively simple and the results last for many years.

A veneer is a thin piece of porcelain that has been shaped in a lab to match the shape and color of your teeth. Like a mask, it is placed and bonded over the front of your tooth, covering up any imperfections or gaps in your teeth. Once bonded, the thin piece of porcelain becomes very sturdy and difficult to break.

Veneers look great and are long lasting if done properly, but it’s important to know that the process is irreversible. In order to create surface space for the veneers to be attached to, a thin and sometimes substantial layer of enamel needs to be removed from the front of your teeth. Without that enamel, your teeth require veneers for protection, as they would otherwise become exposed and painfully sensitive. Veneers can correct many cosmetic issues, but depending on the cause of the gaps in your teeth, orthodontics might be required.

Orthodontics

For more severe cases of teeth gaps, an orthodontic approach may be the best solution. It’s not as simple as it may seem: only moving the front two teeth together would create gaps either side of them, and so on, which is why braces or invisible aligners would be required to correct your arch, or the position of all your visible teeth.

Out of the two options, invisible aligners are very often the easiest, most pain-free and affordable option to close gaps. By adjusting the shape and size of your dental arches, the teeth are moved into their ideal alignment, closing the gap. Because the dental aligners are made from durable yet flexible plastic, they can be removed and cleaned, leading to a healthier smile than when fixed braces are used.

Even though orthodontic treatment takes longer than dental bonding or veneers, it is an effective and long lasting solution. The bonding material can discolour and become weaker over the years, starting to break away, while veneers require the destruction of your natural protective enamel and can come at great financial cost.

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Don’t like the idea of having to walk around with orthodontics for months on end? There may be a better way for you to makeover your smile.

Composite bonding can help to improve the appearance of slightly crooked teeth. By adding some resin in strategic places, your dentist can hide or mascarade misaligned teeth, improving the appearance of your smile.
However, please do keep in mind that it is only possible to correct minor position problems with composite bonding.
When tooth are more severely misaligned, we would recommend an orthodontic treatment prior to bonding.

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Not at all. Bonding is a non-invasive procedure and one of the most comfortable restorations you can receive. In order to complete the restoration or to make cosmetic improvements, all we need to do is roughen the tooth slightly and apply a conditioning liquid. Next, we will apply the resin material that matches the shade of your teeth. We will shape the material to match the tooth size as well, before hardening it in place. Since your tooth structure remains intact, you will be comfortable during the procedure. In fact, most people do not need any anaesthesia or pain medication for the bonding procedure.

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Pain should be minimal after composite veneer treatment or none at all.

The preparation and bonding process requires strict control over the surrounding gum tissue. They are lightly pushed out of the way during the procedure, and some people can have mild discomfort in this area for a day or two after treatment.

Rarely, the bite can be left a little too heavy on a tooth after bonding leading to slight tenderness in that tooth. Again, this will be easily and quickly resolved with a quick bite adjustment as required.

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Most people don’t show the lower teeth as much as they do the upper teeth. Therefore, most composite veneers are placed on the upper teeth.

If you do show your lower teeth in your smile, the option to place composite veneers here can be discussed – particularly if they are also crooked. However, most people will simply whiten their lower teeth to match the uppers.

We often encourage teeth whitening to be done before the veneers are placed, so we can match to an actual final whitening result. The simultaneous whitening of the upper teeth would provide colour lightening here and allow for thinner, more conservative veneers to be placed.

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If budget is a concern, dental bonding is an affordable and viable option. Since we place and harden bonding material in our office, there is no need for participation from the dental lab. This makes the process more cost-effective than getting dental veneers or crowns. If you are weighing your options between the three, let us know. We can give you a breakdown of what each procedure will cost.

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Your suitability for composite bonding will depend on many factors, such as the position and colour of your teeth, but also what you would like your final smile to look like. Generally, your teeth will need to be in good condition with enough tooth enamel to bond the composite onto.

Composite bonding is primarily for patients who wish to improve the appearance of their smile, but don’t want to go through substantial restorative procedures such as placing veneers or crowns. Your dentist will assess your gums, teeth and bite to ensure composite bonding is suitable for you. This is why the initial consultation is so important in making a proper assessment and treatment plan.

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Composite bonding is usually reserved for situations where small chips or repairs are required. Subtle changes to the tooth shape and length can also be made. Composite veneers on the other hand, work by covering the complete front surface of the tooth structure enabling larger changes in tooth shape and form to take place. Usually 4-6 composite veneers are done to the front teeth to give the same day smile makeover.

Either of the two are great options if you are looking for fast, minimally invasive way to get the perfect smile.

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  • Less preparation: composite bonding requires less tooth preparation before treatment, as opposed to the longer preparation needed for procedures such as crowns. This means you spend less time in the dental chair, and need to take less time out of your schedule to visit the clinic.
  • Fast and effective: composite bonding can often be completed within a single visit, especially in simpler cases. It restores teeth to their natural appearance instantly, and patients leave the chair with a new smile!
  • Cost effective: composite bonding is considerably less expensive than ceramic restorations such as veneers and crowns, and insurance may cover some of the cost of the procedure. It is also easier and cheaper to repair bonding compared to other restorations, therefore making it easier to maintain. This also saves money in the long-term and makes composite bonding a very worthwhile option at all budgets.
  • Easily adjustable: composite bondingcomposite bonding is relatively easy to adjust and re-shape, depending on your preferences or clinical needs.
  • Appearance: The bonding material is identical to the colour of natural teeth, so this treatment enables us to give you the most natural and real smile possible.

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  • Consultation: In the initial consultation, we perform a thorough examination to ensure composite bonding is suitable for your needs; based on your preference, budget and wishes.
  • Planning: our planning stage will involve taking everything that will be required for your treatment; this may include your dental photographs, x rays and impressions.
  • Trial smile: we also perform a preliminary review of the expected result for complex cases. This gives you a preview of the expected result. At this stage, you can see how your teeth will look after treatment, and we can make amendments accordingly.
  • Composite bonding: the composite material is then added to your tooth, and bonded with a strong light. This hardens the material and incorporates it into the tooth structure.
  • Polishing: the composite material is shaped and polished, to smoothen it and make it resemble a natural tooth.
  • Review: the treated teeth are closely scrutinised, and adjustments are made if necessary.

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Yes, initial consultations are very important. During your consultation, a full clinical examination will be performed while we discuss your concerns, talk you through the available treatment options, and plan how to give you the smile you want. Once the consultation is complete, we will provide you with an itemised quotation for the treatment, giving you an overview of the cost. The consultation also provides us with an opportunity to take sample photographs, radiographs (X- rays), and if needed, any impressions of your teeth. This will also mean you have a very clear idea, from the start, exactly how your teeth will look after treatment. Therefore, we always schedule a consultation before this type of treatment.

Please be aware that during the course of treatment, changes may occur to your dental status and health and it may occasionally be necessary to alter the treatment plan, or perform additional work. Our excellent dentist will always make you aware if this is the case and discuss the options fully.

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Composite veneers are custom made from a composite resin that is applied to the surface of the tooth and moulded to the desired shape and finish. They can be used to improve the appearance of natural teeth that have damage, discolouration, are irregularly shaped, improperly aligned and can also fix minor chips or cracks in the teeth.

What’s involved?

The composite is applied directly to the front surface of the teeth and moulded to the required shape and size before being set and bonded to the teeth. The veneers are then finely shaped and polished to achieve the desired appearance. It is relatively straightforward to reshape composite veneers either by adding or removing composite, either at the initial appointment or any follow-up appointments if desired.

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Between instagram transformations and celebrity before and after’s, it’s easy to see why certain treatments are at the top of everybody’s wish lists nowadays. But, do you really know what the difference is between composite bonding, composite veneers and porcelain veneers? Because in terms of cost, treatment time and materials used – they’re actually quite different!

Let’s start with Composite Bonding

What is composite bonding?

A popular one on Instagram nowadays, Composite Bonding (also known as cosmetic or dental bonding) can be used for a whole range of dental problems, including chips, cracks, discolouration, fixing small gaps and minor fractures.

The procedure is carried out by a trained dental practitioner, who uses aesthetic high-end composite materials to correct dental imperfections.

What’s involved?

Before treatment begins the dentist will clean your teeth and then prepare the outer surface of the tooth or teeth with an acidic gel to ensure the composite will properly adhere. The colour of your composite will be decided and matched to that of your natural teeth before treatment begins. The resin will be applied to the tooth and then hardened with a blue light to firmly set it.

Once this is done the composite will be polished and moulded into the shape of your natural tooth.

Pros and Cons:

  • It’s able to fill, shape and bond teeth in a single visit and is non-invasive and generally pain free.
  • The results produced look very natural and blend in well with tooth colour.
  • Unlike other restorative treatments the main structure of your teeth is left untouched, to ensure you retain all of your teeth’s natural strength.
  • It also a reversible treatment, so if any problems do occur they can easily be rectified.
  • They do require more upkeep than Porcelain Veneers.

What are Composite Veneers?

Composite veneers are custom made from a composite resin that is applied to the surface of the tooth and moulded to the desired shape and finish. They can be used to improve the appearance of natural teeth that have damage, discolouration, are irregularly shaped, improperly aligned and can also fix minor chips or cracks in the teeth.

What’s involved?

The composite is applied directly to the front surface of the teeth and moulded to the required shape and size before being set and bonded to the teeth. The veneers are then finely shaped and polished to achieve the desired appearance. It is relatively straightforward to reshape composite veneers either by adding or removing composite, either at the initial appointment or any follow-up appointments if desired.

Pros and cons:

  • Composite veneers are able to fill and shape teeth in a single visit.
  • It’s a minimally invasive treatment and requires minimal prep work on your natural teeth, meaning that they are not permanently altered.
  • The results produced look very natural and blend in well with tooth colour.
  • They do require more upkeep than Porcelain Veneers, they usually need redoing around every 4-6 years but potentially a lot longer if looked after.

What’s the difference between composite veneers and composite bonding?

In terms of the material they are both the same.  However, composite veneers cover the entire surface of the tooth, whilst composite bonding normally covers part of the tooth.

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The material used for composite veneers and bonding is the same which is the composite resin. The only difference about them is how they are applied to your tooth. Bonding normally covers a part of your tooth whilst composite veneer covers the entire surface of your tooth. Both of these are used to improve the aesthetic of your tooth.

There’s another way of improving the aesthetics of your teeth as well and that is porcelain veneers. So to differentiate the composite veneers and porcelain veneers, first we should know what these are.

Porcelain veneer is a procedure where the teeth is roughly shaped and the veneers are glued on top of your original teeth while the composite veneer is a simple procedure where a dentist applies a tooth coloured resin on your damaged tooth. Based on the definition, if you have a minor teeth problem then a bonding is a perfect option for you.

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Every case of cosmetic dentistry is different and dependent on the extent of improvements that the patient would like to make. If you only have a few smaller imperfections that you would like to rectify, then dental bonding may be the best choice for you. Alternatively, if you are looking for a more comprehensive transformation of your smile, then dental veneers may provide the results that you are looking for.

If you are unsure which is right for you, or would like more information on either option, we highly recommend that you make an appointment with your dentist who will be able to assess the health and quality of your smile and make the right recommendation based on your personal circumstances.

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If you’re considering dental veneers, your dentist will most likely present you with 2 options: composite veneers or porcelain veneers.

Both composite and porcelain laminate veneers have their benefits, as well as possible drawbacks. In this article, I aim to help you understand both the positives and negatives of both types of veneers, and what I generally recommend to my patients.

But first, let me explain the difference between composite and porcelain veneers:

Porcelain laminate veneers are thin “shells” of porcelain that are bonded to the front of the tooth. Composite veneers are made from a synthetic mix of resin (plastic) with glass and they’re applied to the tooth one layer at a time.

Now that we understand the difference between the types of veneers, let’s look at the benefits and disadvantages of each type.

Composite veneers pros and cons

Composite resin veneers are added to each tooth in single layers, which are sculpted in place by the dentist. This only takes a single session to complete.

The benefit of composite veneers:

  • Treatment can be completed in a single visit
  • Less expensive than porcelain veneers
  • Damage to the veneers can be repaired (chips and cracks)
  • Less enamel is removed from the natural teeth

The cons of composite veneers:

  • Composite resin tends to stain more easily
  • Less durable than porcelain
  • Repaired chips and breaks are often very visible
  • Shorter lifespan (around eight years)
  • Not as realistic looking as porcelain

Porcelain veneers pros and cons

Porcelain laminate veneers are customised in a laboratory to perfectly match the individual’s colour, shape and size requirements. The entire process usually takes three sessions, including the consultation.

The benefits of porcelain veneers:

  • Stronger, more durable material
  • Longer lifespan (at least 10 years, but often longer)
  • Most natural, due to mimicking the way that teeth reflect light
  • Highly stain resistant

Possible drawbacks of porcelain veneers:

  • They cannot be repaired, so must be replaced if damaged
  • It takes longer to complete the treatment (usually three sessions)

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The Difference Between Ceramic and Composite

Both ceramic and composite materials are highly aesthetic and are designed to mimic the look of natural teeth. When placed well and highly polished it can sometimes be difficult to see the difference between filling and tooth!

Composite Resin Materials

Composite resin materials when placed on a tooth that is not receiving heavy load and not replacing a highly functional portion of the tooth; such as a tooth cusp, the filling can last for a long time from 10-15 years.

Composite resins are relatively straightforward to place, they take a relatively short period of time to place and can be completed in a single visit however making sure the tooth is clean and dry is essential for “bonding” the material to the tooth which does rely on the dentist’s skill. Composite resins are less brittle than ceramics but have greater wear at the edges so may not last as long as a bonded ceramic restoration. Composite resins are used when restoring teeth with minimal biting forces and can also be used as intermediate restorations when planning full mouth restorative cases.

Ceramic Materials

Ceramics can be used on their own to create a restoration for a tooth either as an inlay, onlay, full crown or veneer or as a hybrid type crown (metal inner layer with porcelain/ceramic exterior). Ceramics have high aesthetics and can be bonded to the tooth to restore looks and function.

When placed adequately, ceramic restorations can last 15+ years, However when looking at composite vs ceramic, composite resins they are more brittle, with increased thickness there is increased brittleness and higher chance of cracks and chips, this is often mediated by carefully designing the ceramic in a laboratory and if concerned about brittleness, they can be bonded to an internal layer of metal to provide extra support for the ceramic (hybrid type crown).

One difference between ceramic and composite materials is that ceramics have better wear resistance, mechanical properties and have less stress on the surrounding tooth at the restoration-tooth margin. Ceramics are ideal for inlays, cusp coverage restoration such as crowns and onlays, and as highly aesthetic veneers. Ceramics are often used in smile makeover cases!

When to use Composite Resin?

  • Large amount of tooth structure remaining
  • Minimal biting forces
  • Intermediate restorations to help design shape and colour prior to smile makeover

When to use Ceramics?

  • Very high aesthetics, such as veneers or anterior crowns
  • Covering cusps of molars to provide protection for weakened teeth.
  • Heavily broken-down teeth.
  • Closing the gap between two teeth, designed in the lab to precisely make an ideal contact point and prevent food packing.
  • Restoring multiple teeth in a row to precisely design how the teeth bite together.
  • Full mouth rehabilitation cases combining hybrid type crowns with ceramic/porcelain veneers.

As always, the long-term prognosis of any restoration also heavily relies heavily on the environment of the mouth it is placed in. The best way to help a filling or ceramic restoration last a very long time is impeccable oral hygiene and regular dental checkups.

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Because bonding material can chip, it is important to avoid such habits as biting fingernails, chewing on pens, ice or other hard food objects, or using your bonded teeth to tear things open. If you do notice any sharp edges on a bonded tooth or if your tooth feels odd when you bite down, call your dentist.

Otherwise, bonded teeth don’t need special care. Simply follow good oral hygiene practices.

  • Brush your teeth at least twice a day.
  • Floss at least once a day.
  • Rinse with an antiseptic mouthwash once or twice a day.
  • See your dentist for regular professional checkups and cleanings.

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  • In order to increase the lifespan of dental bonding, it would be wise to keep the following tips in mind:Decrease the intake of coffee. Highly coloured drinks and food to a minimum as they will stain your dental bonding. Be mindful of what you eat and live a healthy lifestyle.
  • Quit smoking as it is bad for the lungs too. There is no point in adopting a habit, which is putting your health in danger.
  • Do not chew too hard on things like raw carrot, pencil, ice chips. It is not wise to bite on nails. There is a possibility of chipping of teeth.
  • Get regular dental checkups and make sure everything is smooth and fine. If you feel something is wrong or if there are any sharp edges let the dentist deal with the issue.
  • It is extremely important to choose the dentist wisely for this kind of procedure as it would require skill from the dentist. If necessary, you can ask the dentist for the before and after photos of their previous patients.
  • Always remember that feeling good is extremely important. If you feel good from within you will smile from outside. Despite the fact, dental bonding or any other procedure can give relevant self-esteem, it would be important to have a content heart.

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Patients sometimes visit their dentist because they are not satisfied with their smile. Perhaps they have stains or chips on their front teeth, or they have gaps between the teeth that detract from their appearance. Whatever the reason, they have several cosmetic dentistry options for treatment. Among these are dental bonding and porcelain veneers.

Dental veneers are ultra-thin, tooth-coloured coverings that are custom-fitted over the teeth to enhance its colour, shine, and shape. Dental veneers are very thin shells made from tooth-like material designed to cover the front surface of teeth. Most veneers today are made of porcelain because this material resists stains better and has a light-reflecting quality similar to that of natural teeth. The veneers are placed on the front of the teeth, concealing imperfections and sometimes changing the size, shape, and length of teeth. Primarily, these veneers are made from porcelain or composite resin material, and are accordingly known as Porcelain Veneers and Composite Veneers.

Porcelain Veneers

Advantages

As the name suggests, porcelain veneers are thin shells of porcelain, which are bonded directly to your teeth. Porcelain is a substance that looks very similar to natural teeth, so they can blend nicely with your existing teeth.

Porcelain is relatively strong -although vulnerable to chipping- and porcelain veneers can easily last at least 7-10 years or more.

Porcelain resists staining fairly well, so they’ll remain shiny for a long time. For complete smile makeovers, porcelain veneers are the way to go – the size, shape, position and colour of the teeth can be significantly changed

Porcelain is a glass or ceramic type of material that naturally resembles tooth enamel in colour and opalescence. Veneers are very thin layers of porcelain, covering unsightly teeth like a beautiful mask. They are about as thick as a contact lens or a fingernail. Because they are so thin, the preparation requires very little tooth alteration.

Porcelain Veneers enjoy many advantages over Composite Veneers. The durability of porcelain is much superior to composite resin. Even though porcelain is ultra-thin, but once it gets bonded to the tooth structure, it acquires great strength and can easily last for 10 to 15 years.

Porcelain is known as one of the best materials for aesthetic dental procedures, because it mimics tooth enamel very closely. Veneers are extremely thin (usually less than 0.5 mm thickness), giving them an enamel-like translucence creating a natural appearance. These properties of translucence in porcelain give it a near-perfect natural look, making it ideal to acquire the natural colour of the teeth, which is not possible with composite resin. Porcelain is such ultra-smooth and impervious ceramic that it does not absorb stains so easily. In comparison, the composite resin cannot resist the stains to such degree.

Most dentists agree that porcelain veneers offer the most natural, tooth-like aesthetics. Porcelain has a translucent quality that is quite similar to tooth enamel. It is also highly resistant to staining and chipping due to the strength of the material and the glaze that is applied after treatment. On the other hand, composite veneers are more porous and therefore susceptible to staining, meaning that you may need to adjust your diet in order to avoid certain stain-causing foods. Composite also needs to be polished in order to achieve a tooth-like aesthetic. And even then it doesn’t quite compare.

Disadvantages

Key disadvantages of porcelain veneers over composite veneers.

Porcelain veneers must be fabricated in the lab, and the patient is required to make at least two visits to the dentist to complete the process.

Porcelain veneers cost more than the composite veneers due to more expensive material costs, and higher expertise and time consumption required in fitting the porcelain veneers.

Composite Veneers

Advantages

Composite resin is made from synthetic, tooth-coloured materials and chemicals that are bonded together to create the resin.

Dentists use composite resin bonding material to fill cavities, but when applied to the front teeth, many doctors and patients refer to this technique as “bonding.” Composite bonding can be completed on the front teeth as a cost-effective alternative to porcelain veneers. The composite resin can be fabricated either by a dentist placing material directly onto a tooth or teeth (chair-side composite laminate veneer) or by a laboratory technician (laboratory-fabricated composite laminate veneer). If the teeth are prepared first, by removing stains, smoothing chipped surfaces, or pulling teeth back that are out of the arch form, composite resin can be applied to create beautiful veneers. Without preparation of the teeth, it is difficult to make pre-veneer fully-contoured teeth appear natural, and they tend to look bulky.

Composite veneers are made of a tooth coloured filling material resin, which can be worked with directly somewhat like clay. Composite veneers can actually be crafted by your dentist while you’re sitting in the chair, so they can be completely created and applied within a single session! Composite veneers can be fitted within a single visit itself

Composite veneers have a number of advantages over porcelain, chief among which is cost. On average, porcelain veneers are twice as expensive as composites, which is very important for some people given that most treatments are not covered by insurance, meaning you are likely paying out-of-pocket for treatment. The cost of veneers varies based on a number of factors, but composites cost on average between $350 and $700 per tooth. This can add up quickly in a smile makeover.

Another advantage that composite veneers have over porcelain is the fact that composites can typically be fabricated in one visit, making it a same-day treatment. Direct composite veneers (also referred to as composite bonding) are actually sculpted on your teeth rather than in an offsite lab. The tooth-shaded resin is applied to teeth directly (hence the name) where it can be shaped and sculpted by the dentist. The shaped resin is hardened using a high-intensity light, after which additional layers of resin can be applied and sculpted as needed to elicit the desired aesthetic outcome. Once finished, the resin must be polished in order to elicit a more natural, tooth-like appearance. The composite procedure therefore tends to be much less invasive and noticeably quicker than porcelain.

Arguably the biggest advantage that composite veneers have over porcelain is reversibility. Porcelain requires reshaping of your natural teeth in order to fit the veneer. When it comes to composites, minimal prep work is required on your natural teeth, meaning that they are not permanently altered to such an extent that the composite material cannot be removed and replaced as needed.

Disadvantages

Unfortunately, they are usually not as effective as porcelain in the long term. How natural they look will depend entirely on your dentist’s skills. Also, they are more vulnerable to damage such as chipping and staining

Issues or concerns with composite veneers are limited strength of the plastic filling material and its tendency to stain (especially over time) or have pitting on the surface of the veneers caused by air incorporation. In addition, the technique sensitivity of the process is high both for the adhesion of the veneer bonding material to the tooth as well as achieving a great cosmetic result. Most dentists tend to use one or perhaps two shades of composite resin with these veneers. The reality is that the best ceramists might utilize over ten different shades of porcelain to alter the hue, value, and chromatic characteristics of high-end veneer restorations. When having composite veneers placed, a mix of available composites possessing different colours, translucencies, and opacities should be correctly incorporated into the restorations to yield an ideal cosmetic result—a technique that most dentists do not care to spend the time to master. Typically, it will take just as much if not more time to correctly place a highly cosmetic direct composite veneer then it would take to have two appointments in which the laboratory would fabricate an all porcelain veneer. The potential for a lower cost composite veneer is often realized in the form of a monochromatic and less aesthetic restoration.

It’s not uncommon for a patient to get composites as a temporary solution, for a couple years, while they save money for a porcelain upgrade

Although composite veneers have a number of advantages, there is one area in which they cannot compete with porcelain: durability. Porcelain is a far stronger material than composite resin (even with the improvements in resin materials over the years). Well-maintained porcelain veneers can last 10 to 15 years, compared to the five- to seven-year average lifespan of composites. It’s important to consider this trade off if you’re thinking of having veneers placed. That is, while composites may cost half as much as porcelain, they last only half as long. So which is the better value?

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We are often asked this question and we do our best to inform our clients, so they can make the decision that is right for their goals and budget.  Here are three areas to consider:

  • Cost: Veneers are made from porcelain and will usually cost more than the material used for bonding teeth. Since Veneers are permanent they can save you money over time compared to bonding which may break or will have to be replaced eventually. If you want to cover stains that are not helped by professional teeth whitening, veneers are often the chosen solution. Dental bonding will work better to repair chips or gaps.
  • Appearance: Both veneers and bonding are made to blend in with the colour of your surrounding teeth. Veneers, however, are stain-resistant unlike the bonding resin which may darken over time. Cosmetic bonding is more useful for chipped or damaged teeth since it can be shaped like clay to fit your tooth.
  • Durability: Dental veneers are made for permanence, lasting 10 to 25 years. While they are not invincible, porcelain is more durable than the dental bonding resin. Again, depending on what your teeth need, bonding is still a strong material that can be used for repairing teeth.
  • Goals: Depending on the correction you want to make; a combination of dental bonding and veneers may be the best option. If you are looking for whiter teeth, try professional teeth whitening first. If you are not satisfied with the results, veneers may be the next best option for you.

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Dental bonding is one of the most versatile dental treatments that uses composite resin material to correct many dental issues. Fast and painless, tooth bonding is the effective, non-invasive – and affordable – way to repair a damaged tooth or for a cosmetic smile enhancement.

Dental bonding is a cosmetic procedure in which a tooth- coloured resin is bonded to the surface of tooth, thus approving its overall appearance. Bonding can be used to repair decayed, chipped or discoloured teeth, and restoring a person’s smile to its natural beauty. Dental bonding is one form of cosmetic dentistry used to help individuals feel confident and secure about the appearance of their smile. Read more below

The cosmetic bonding procedure involves the reshaping of the affected tooth with a durable, tooth-coloured resin. Once the resin is applied to the tooth’s surface, we will carefully sculpt the material, and then expose it under a special light that will harden it to the tooth. Dr. Castro works in a very delicate and precise manner to ensure that the results look as natural as possible.

Cosmetic dental bonding is often a virtually painless and quick procedure. Since it can typically be performed in one visit, cosmetic bonding offers patients a very effective and convenient option for restoring the appearance of their smile.

If you are interested in learning more about porcelain Dental Bonding and Composite resin Veneers, you can read more info on the link provided below or you can schedule for a FREE cosmetic consultation, by calling our office at (613) 9629-7664. For your convenience, you may also fill out our online contact form

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READ MORE

Dental Bonding Video | Tooth Bonding

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dBlvuOOmFzI&feature=emb_logo

What is Tooth Bonding?

https://www.colgate.com/en-us/oral-health/cosmetic-dentistry/bonding/bonding

How Dental Bonding Can Alter the Look and Feel of Your Teeth

https://www.everydayhealth.com/dental-health/cosmetic-dentistry/bonding.aspx

What Is Teeth Bonding?

https://www.webmd.com/oral-health/guide/dental-bonding#1

Dental Bonding Video | Tooth Bonding

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dBlvuOOmFzI

How much does dental bonding usually cost?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0p8GyMJuub0

 

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