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Want to improve minor flaws affecting your smile like small stains, chips, gaps or uneven tooth surfaces but budget concerns stall decisions? As one of the most versatile and cost-friendly semi-permanent dental enhancement options today, bonding creatively conceals imperfections for under £250 per tooth without aggressive removal dentistry.

Continue reading to learn all about affordable dental bonding works, associated costs at quality London clinics like Bayswater Dental Clinic, most frequently asked questions for making informed decisions plus alternatives like veneers.

What is Dental Bonding?

Dental composite bonding involves applying thin layers of a pliable, tooth-colored resin material onto the surface of natural teeth and sculpting it to desired shapes prior to hardening it into place with curing light energy. Like attaching fingernails onto each digit, the dentist uses bonding to attach a customized cosmetic overlay masking flaws or adding aesthetic effects.

Benefits of Dental Bonding

  • Conceal chips, small cracks or minor gaps between teeth unlike orthodontics
  • Camouflage intrinsic mild staining without bleach damage
  • Resurface uneven textures from excessive grinding or prior trauma
  • Adds shine or pearly opacity higher than surrounding tooth color
  • Relatively affordable composite bonding price at £150 – £250 per tooth
  • Very conservative preparation unlike veneers or jackets
  • Quick to apply with no temporaries or labs so single visit

Top Reasons to Choose Dental Bonding

  • No aggressive healthy tooth structure removal makes it ideal temporary adolescent solution before pursuing longer lasting adult options with some irreversible reduction requiring replacement over decades.
  • Gain cosmetic enhancement advantages correcting aesthetics without orthodontic treatment lengths and costs associated with straightening overlapping or gapped teeth.
  • Test drive smile enhancement effects before committing to permanent dental ceramics like metal or porcelain overlays which run 3-10X higher price points per tooth. Replacing bonding later allows traditional solutions.
  • Athers cosmetic enhancement advantages correcting aesthetics without orthodontic treatment lengths and costs associated with straightening overlapping or gapped teeth.
  • Conservative approach maintains integrity of natural teeth underneath unlike losing irreplaceable enamel and pulp protection effects of drilling for veneer or crown placements.

How Does Dental Bonding Work? 

In a single appointment, the cosmetic dentist selects composite resin material in a shade matching surrounding natural teeth color. They roughen target areas of the tooth to boost adhesion before sculpting and securing the putty-like bonding material directly onto the surface with a curing blue light. Additional thin layers build out the desired shape with further curing until flush with contours. Precision trimming and polishing perfect seamless integration and luster.

Dental Bonding Costs 

Due to lower material expenses and easier application methods compared to veneers or crowns, dental bonding costs significantly less per tooth on average:

Single Tooth Bonding Services 

  • Average £150 to £250 Minor chips, stains or unevenness camouflaged.
  • 2-3 Teeth £300 to £500
  • Shutting down minor gaps/overlaps cost effectively.
  • Full Smile Bonding £1,200 to £2,500 Reshaping 6-10+ teeth for uniformity. Add white effects.

Artistic Effects from £250+ per tooth Unique lustrous shapes, designer accents.

Bayswater Dental Clinic currently offers £50 off a single tooth bonding service and £250 off full smile makeover bonding through 2023.

Dental Bonding vs Porcelain Veneers 

While cheaper upfront, bonding doesn’t last as long as porcelain veneers which run £500 – £1,200 per tooth in London. Veneers withstand daily wear better over 5-15 years vs bonding that may need replacing every 5-7 years depending on lifestyle habits. But when budget outweighs permanency desires, skillfully crafted bonding offers facelift effects and filling repairs without aggressively removing original tooth structure making it ideal temporary solution for teens.


Dental Bonding Questions How long does bonding last?

With proper care, dental bonding lasts approximately 5-7 years before replacement needs become likely. Avoid chewing hard foods, grinding teeth or nail biting which shortens longevity.

Does dental insurance cover bonding procedures? 

Yes many NHS and private plans provide some coverage for bonding services depending on annual plan limits. Composite resin materials and application costs are often reimbursable expenses.

Is tooth preparation required? 

Very minimally. Light roughening removes surface shine for resin material adhesion. Unlike crowns or veneers, underlying tooth remains 98% intact.

Do bonds stain over time? 

Yes, composite resin absorbs darker liquids and collects plaque similar to natural tooth structure potentially exhibiting some discoloration over years without diligent cleaning and routine polishing.

Can you bond over crowns or veneers? 

No – bonding only applies to original natural dentition. But chips or cracks in existing veneers or crowns can get repaired using tooth-colored bonding materials.

With flexibility for creatively enhancing smiles temporarily on limited budgets, direct dental bonding adds lustrous hues, seals spaces or perfects dimensions and symmetry without invasive permanent alterations. Contact Bayswater Dental Clinic today online or call 020 72294627 to learn more about innovating your smile affordably! Also ask for latest’s offers or cost of composite bonding in London

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