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What is Dental Composite Bonding?

Are you tired of feeling self-conscious about your smile? Dental composite bonding might just be the solution you’ve been searching for! This popular cosmetic dental procedure involves applying a tooth-coloured resin material to the teeth, which is then expertly shaped and polished to match the natural teeth. The result? A flawless smile that looks and feels completely natural. Keep reading to learn more about this transformative procedure and how it can help you achieve the smile of your dreams.

Importance of Dental Composite Bonding

It is a popular cosmetic dental procedure that is used to improve the appearance of teeth. It is a non-invasive and affordable way to fix a variety of dental problems, including chipped, cracked, discoloured, or misaligned teeth. Dental bonding can also be used to fill gaps between teeth, make teeth appear longer or wider, and improve the overall shape of the teeth.

The Process of Dental Composite Bonding

At Dentists of Ivanhoe, we take a comprehensive approach to composite bonding that involves several key steps to ensure optimal results. When you visit our practice, you can expect to undergo the following steps:

  • Preparation

Our skilled dentist will start by cleaning and preparing the surface of the tooth that is going to be bonded. This step ensures that the bonding material adheres properly.

  • Conditioning

Next, a conditioning liquid will be applied to the tooth surface to help the bonding material stick to the tooth and form a strong bond.

  • Application

Once the tooth is prepared, our dentist will apply the tooth-coloured composite resin to the tooth in layers. Our expert team will sculpt and shape the material to achieve the desired result.

  • Curing

A special light will be used to harden the composite resin material, ensuring that it bonds firmly to the tooth.

  • Finishing

Finally, our dentist will trim and shape the composite material to ensure a perfect fit and natural-looking appearance. The composite will be polished to match the natural teeth, leaving you with a beautiful, seamless smile.


Advantages of Dental Composite Bonding

It  has several advantages, including:

  • Enhanced Aesthetics

With composite bonding, the materials used are carefully matched to the natural colour of your teeth, resulting in a smile that looks both beautiful and natural.

  • Efficient and Straightforward

Dental composite bonding is a minimally invasive procedure that can often be completed in just one visit to the dentist, making it a convenient option for many patients.

  • Multipurpose

Composite bonding can be used to address a wide range of dental issues, from minor cosmetic concerns like chips and stains to more severe problems like cracks and fractures.

  • Long-Lasting Results

When applied and maintained correctly, composite bonding can provide long-lasting results, helping to restore your smile and boost your confidence.

Disadvantages of Dental Composite Bonding

Despite its many benefits, dental bonding also has some disadvantages, including:

  • Durability

Composite bonding materials are not as durable as other dental restorations, such as porcelain veneers or dental crowns. They can chip or break over time, especially if the patient has bad dental habits like teeth grinding or biting on hard objects.

  • Staining

Composite bonding materials can stain over time, especially if the patient smokes or drinks coffee, tea, or red wine regularly.

  • Cost

While dental composite bonding is more affordable than other dental restorations, it can still be expensive, especially if multiple teeth need to be bonded.

Dental Composite Bonding Cost

The cost of this type of dental bonding  varies depending on several factors, including the number of teeth being bonded, and the complexity of the procedure.


How much is dental composite bonding?

On average, the  cost for this bonding  is starting around $500 per veneer.

For porcelain veneers which are made at the lab, cost is starting around $2000 per veneer.

Factors affecting dental composite bonding cost

Some of the factors that can affect the cost includes:

  • The complexity of your dental problem
  • The number of teeth being bonded
  • The amount of time needed to complete the procedure

Before and After Results

Dental composite bonding has the power to produce remarkable transformations, why don’t you take a look through our Smile Gallery and see for yourself!

Transform Your Smile with Dental Composite Bonding: Consult with your Ivanhoe Dentist Today!

Dental composite bonding is a popular and effective cosmetic dentistry procedure that can improve the appearance of teeth. While it has some disadvantages, such as limited durability and staining, it is still a non-invasive and affordable option for fixing a variety of dental problems.

If you are considering dental composite bonding, be sure to consult with the team at Dentists of Ivanhoe to determine if it is the right option for you.