Dental Bonding & Composite Veneers Melbourne

What is dental bonding?

Dental bonding is a type of treatment that can improve the appearance of your teeth. Bonding involves using a tooth-coloured resin to repair teeth that are chipped, cracked, discoloured, or misshapen. Bonding can also be used to close gaps between teeth.

The resin is bonded to the tooth’s front surface and then shaped to blend in with the rest of the tooth. Bonding is usually done in one visit and does not require anaesthesia. Bonding can last several years, but it is not as durable as porcelain veneers.

What are porcelain veneers?

Porcelain veneers are thin layers of porcelain that are bonded to the front surfaces of your teeth. They are used to improve the appearance of your smile by masking any imperfections in the teeth, such as cracks, chips, or stains.

Porcelain veneers are a popular cosmetic dentistry treatment because they can give you a beautiful, natural-looking smile. They are also durable and long-lasting, making them a great investment in your oral health.

What are composite veneers?

Porcelain veneers are thin layers of porcelain that are bonded to the front surfaces of your teeth. They are used to improve the appearance of your smile by masking any imperfections in the teeth, such as cracks, chips, or stains.

Porcelain veneers are a popular cosmetic dentistry treatment because they can give you a beautiful, natural-looking smile. They are also durable and long-lasting, making them a great investment in your oral health.

What material is used in dental composite veneers?

The dental composite material used in composite veneers is a mixture of plastic and glass. This allows the veneer to bond well to the tooth surface and resist staining.

The composite material is also available in different shades of white, so your dentist can match it to the exact shade of your existing teeth.

How are composite veneers different to dental bonding?

Dental bonding is the process of bonding a tooth-coloured resin material to the teeth. Composite veneers, on the other hand, require the removal of a thin layer of enamel from the existing tooth structure before bonding the veneer to the tooth. This is a more invasive procedure but results in a more natural-looking smile.

At The Point Dental, we use dental bonding & composite veneers to:

  • Repair chipped, cracked or decayed teeth
  • Improve the appearance of crooked teeth
  • Close small spaces or gaps 
  • Improve the shape of your natural teeth
  • Cover and protect any exposed root surfaces
  • Match discoloured teeth to your healthy, natural teeth
  • Build up worn teeth

One of the best things about dental composite bonding and veneers is that, unlike many other cosmetic dental procedures, it is usually a quick and painless procedure, requiring just one appointment with very little to no preparation of the teeth.

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What does dental bonding cost?

The price of a dental bonding procedure depends on factors such as:

  • Your dental condition
  • The number of teeth which need bonding
  • Whether you’ll need sleep dentistry
  • Whether you have health insurance with dental cover

Is dental bonding covered by insurance?

Dental bonding is typically not covered by insurance. However, you may want to check with your dental insurance provider to see if they offer any coverage for bonding.

If you’re worried about the cost of dental bonding, get in touch! We can help you work out exactly how much the procedure will set you back and arrange a payment plan (in some cases).

What do composite veneers cost?

Generally speaking, composite veneers cost between $250 and $1,000 per tooth. However, the cost will depend on the number of teeth you need to have treated, the composite resin materials used and the complexity of the procedure. You may also need to pay for a consultation with your dentist, health practitioner or cosmetic dentist to see if you are a good candidate for composite veneers.

Aftercare

To properly care for your bonded teeth, you should:

  • Brush at least twice a day and floss
  • Avoid hard food and boiled lollies
  • Avoid coffee, tea, and tobacco for the first 2 days after the procedure to avoid stains
  • Schedule regular dental cleanings every 6 months

As with most cosmetic dental procedures, if you take good care of your teeth, you’ll get the maximum lifespan out of your treatment.

Frequently Asked Questions

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How long does dental bonding last

Bonding typically lasts for several years but may need to be replaced or repaired sooner if it becomes damaged. The lifespan of dental bonding can be affected by a number of factors, such as the type of bonding material used, the location of the bonded tooth, and how well you take care of your teeth.

Is dental bonding reversible?

Bonding is usually not reversible, but it can be removed if necessary. The bonding process usually takes 30 to 60 minutes per tooth. It is not a permanent solution, and the bond may need to be redone every few years.

Does dental bonding hurt?

No, dental bonding does not usually hurt. However, you may feel some pressure when the resin is applied to your tooth. If you have sensitive teeth, your dentist may use a numbing gel before starting the procedure.

Can dental bonding be whitened?

No, dental bonding cannot be whitened. This is because the resin used in bonding is the same colour as your tooth. If you want to change the colour of your tooth, you can ask your dentist about other options, such as veneers or teeth whitening.

Can dental bonding fix gaps?

Dental bonding can be used to close spaces between teeth or change the shape of teeth. However, it is not a permanent solution, and the bond may need to be redone every few years. If you are looking for a permanent solution to gaps in your teeth, you may want to consider dental implants or braces.

Can dental bonding straighten teeth?

No, dental bonding is not recommended in most cases for straightening teeth. In some cases, however, dental bonding can make minor improvements. If you are looking to straighten your teeth, you may want to consider orthodontic straightening treatments such as braces or Invisalign to correct crooked teeth.

How long do composite veneers last?

Most composite veneers will last for several years before they need to be replaced. However, it is important to keep up with your oral hygiene routine and visit your dentist regularly to ensure your veneers last as long as possible.

If you take good care of your composite veneers, they can last for many years. However, if you do not care for them properly, they may only last for a few years. Therefore, it is important to follow your dentist’s instructions on how to care for your veneers.

Are composite veneers reversible?

Composite veneers are not reversible. However, if you are unhappy with the results of your veneers, you can consult with your dentist to see if they can be redone or removed.

Do composite veneers ruin your teeth?

The short answer is no; composite veneers will not ruin your teeth. However, there are some things to keep in mind when considering this type of dental treatment.

While composite veneers are very durable and can last for many years, they are not as strong as natural teeth. This means you will need to take extra care of your teeth after this treatment. Avoid chewing hard foods and objects, and brush and floss regularly.

In addition, composite veneers can sometimes cause your teeth to become more sensitive to hot and cold temperatures. If this is a concern for you, be sure to discuss it with your dentist before having the procedure done.

We’ve helped our clients get back a healthy, white smile with our teeth bonding solutions. It’s pain-free, with proven results, and you can access our interest-free payment plan so you can get the smile you want without sacrificing any other part of your life. 

Get in touch today to find out more about our veneers and dental bonding Melbourne locals have loved for years!

Restore your smile to its former beauty with dental bonding (also called composite veneers) from our Melbourne dentists.

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