Although most patients will be suitable if they have maintained good oral health, there may be certain circumstances where a patient is not suitable. For example, this may include if the teeth have significant decay, or extreme crowding or overlapping in the mouth.
Your dentist will advise during your consultation if you are suitable to proceed, or if another cosmetic treatment will be a better option.
This treatment is generally seen as a less expensive cosmetic alternative to veneers and crowns, costing from £150 per tooth. This will vary depending on the amount of resin required for treatment.
When looked after correctly, dental bonding can last as long as 5-7 years before needing replaced.
It is important to maintain excellent oral hygiene and ensure you are scheduling regular check-ups with your dentist to ensure your composite bonding is well looked after and to avoid staining.
It is unlikely that this treatment will hurt or cause any pain for the patient. It is minimally invasive and does not require the patient to be sedated.