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Composite Bonding Perth – Affordable Damaged Tooth Repair

Belmont Dental Surgery, your trusted dental clinic in Perth, can help you achieve the smile you’ve always dreamed of with Composite Bonding. But what exactly is it? Composite bonding (also known as tooth bonding or dental bonding) is a minimally invasive procedure that involves applying a tooth-coloured resin to repair or improve the appearance of your teeth.

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Feeling less than thrilled with your smile? You’re not alone. The Australian Dental Association (ADA) 2022 Oral Health Tracker reports that 23% of adults in Australia hesitate to smile due to their teeth. Luckily, cosmetic dentistry offers solutions like composite bonding: a versatile and affordable procedure that can transform your smile in just 1 session.

What Are the Benefits of Composite Bonding in Perth?

More than just for beauty, composite bonding offers a range of other benefits:

  • Natural-looking results: The resin can be precisely matched to your existing tooth colour, ensuring a seamless blend for a flawless smile.
  • Versatile solution: Bonding can tackle a variety of cosmetic concerns, including repairing chipped and/or cracked tooth, closing gaps between teeth, and improving tooth shape.
  • Quick and painless: This procedure is significantly faster and less invasive than other cosmetic options.
  • Cost-effective: Compared to veneers or crowns, dental bonding is a more budget-friendly way to achieve a confident smile.
Composite Bonding Perth
Composite Bonding Perth

Cost of Composite Bonding

At Belmont Dental Surgery, we strive to provide clear and upfront pricing information on all our services, including composite bonding. The price of composite bonding can vary depending on a few things. These include how much bonding you need and what type of material is used. Just like with dental veneers, the cost of composite bonding can change depending on how complicated the procedure is and what exactly you need done to fix your teeth.

Composite Bonding Type Approximate Cost Per Tooth
Porcelain $1,600
Composite $500

What Problems Can Composite Bonding Help With?

Composite bonding can address a wide range of problems, both aesthetic and functional. Here are some of the most common issues it can tackle:

Cosmetic Problems
Chips and cracks Minor chips and cracks in the front teeth can be easily camouflaged with composite resin, restoring your smile’s natural appearance.
Discolouration Stubborn stains or minor discolouration that tooth whitening can’t treat can be covered with tooth-coloured resin, providing you with a smoother and brighter smile.
Uneven tooth shape Slightly misshapen or misaligned teeth can be reshaped with bonding to create a more symmetrical and aesthetically pleasing appearance.
Worn teeth Teeth that have worn down due to bruxism (teeth grinding) or age can be built up with the composite material to restore their original size and function.
Functional Issues
Small cavities Early-stage cavities in the front teeth can be effectively filled with composite bonding. This will prevent further decay and restore the tooth's structural integrity.
Sensitive tooth roots Exposed tooth roots caused by gum recession can be protected with a layer of composite resin. This can reduce sensitivity and prevent further damage.
Fractured teeth Depending on the severity, small fractures in the front teeth can be repaired with bonding. However, significant fractures may require crowns or other restorations.

What Are the Limitations of Composite Bonding?

Composite bonding is limited in its ability to correct misalignment. Moreover, dental bonding may not be the best option for seriously crooked teeth, as covering them in a thick layer of composite can make them look bulky. Let’s break down the limitations of composite bonding further.

  • Durability: Bonded areas may not be as strong as natural teeth and can chip or break if impacted by excessive force.
  • Staining: Bonding material can stain slightly over time, especially with exposure to coffee, tea, or smoking.
  • Limited repairability: Large restorations may need to be replaced if damaged, unlike crowns which can be repaired.

How Does Composite Bonding Work in Perth?

Think of it as artistic sculpting for your teeth! The resin is sculpted and layered onto the desired area, then hardened with a special light, which creates a durable and natural-looking bond.

So, how does composite bonding work in Perth? At Belmont Dental Surgery, our experienced dentists will follow this basic process:

  1. Consultation: Discuss your desired outcome and assess your suitability for bonding.
  2. Tooth preparation: Gently roughen the tooth surface to enhance the adhesive bond.
  3. Material application: Layer and sculpt the resin, meticulously matching the colour and shape.
  4. Light curing: Harden the resin with a special light for a permanent bond.
  5. Finishing: Polish the bonded area for a smooth, natural-looking finish.

How Do I Take Care of My Teeth After Composite Bonding?

After your bonding treatment, taking care of your pearly whites with gentle brushing and flossing is the key to a long-lasting smile. This helps prevent staining and chipping, keeping your bonded teeth looking bright and beautiful.

It’s best to stay away from hard foods like ice cubes or jaw-breakers. Instead, opt for softer options that won’t put your smile at risk.

And lastly, let’s talk about staining agents. Coffee, tea, and red wine can leave unwanted marks on your bonded teeth. If you’re a smoker, quitting is the ultimate gift you can give your teeth and overall health.

By following these simple aftercare tips, you can ensure your bonded teeth stay strong, healthy, and oh-so-gorgeous for years to come. So, brush gently, choose wisely, and smile confidently!

What Complications Can Happen With Composite Bonding?

While some can be rarer than others, certain complications can occur after composite bonding in Perth, check our table below:

Complication Description Occurrence Rate
Sensitivity Minor tooth sensitivity to hot or cold Frequent (can occur in most patients)
Gum irritation Mild gum inflammation around the bonded area Occasional (may occur in some patients)
Bonding failure Bond breaks and requires re-application Rare (less than 5% of cases)

To maintain your bonded teeth, make sure to practice good oral hygiene and visit your dentist regularly for check-ups. With proper care, bonded teeth can last for several years, enhancing your smile and boosting your confidence.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Is bonding suitable for closing gaps between teeth?

Yes, dental bonding is suitable for closing gaps between teeth. Dental bonding uses tooth-coloured resin material to repair minor damage and gaps in teeth. It is the easiest, quickest, and most economical way to fix a gap between teeth. However, if the gap is caused by a missing tooth, dental crowns and other tooth replacement techniques would be more suitable.

Can decayed teeth be treated with bonding?

Yes, decayed teeth can be restored with dental bonding. Composite bonding is a minimally invasive and effective method to restore decayed teeth, fill cavities, and replace amalgam fillings. The process involves the direct application of bonding material to the teeth, which can be completed often in just one visit.

What should I avoid to maintain bonded teeth?

To maintain bonded teeth, avoid hard and sticky foods that can damage the bonding material. Limit consumption of staining beverages like coffee, tea, and wine to preserve the bonding. Additionally, practice good oral hygiene, brush twice a day, floss, and avoid biting your nails. Avoid clenching or grinding your teeth, and consider wearing a clear retainer.

Is composite bonding recommended for discoloured teeth?

Yes, composite bonding is recommended for discoloured teeth, as it can change the colour of the teeth, giving a whiter and more even smile. It is a non-invasive and painless treatment that involves adding white filling material to the teeth, creating a perfect seal and lasting 5 to 10 years with proper care.

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First visit and I was nervous, however I felt very much at ease as Receptionists were calming, and professional. On meeting Damian felt comfortable and he was gentle and caring and Hiliary a competent nurse. Am returning and have no hesitation in recommending the dental practice.

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I have been coming to Belmont Dental Surgery since around 2 years. They helped fix some issues I had at the start and now I'm always happy to come back for me regular check up, since all of the staff are so friendly & helpful.
They helped me heaps with overcoming my fear of dentist, by being so comforting and all around amazing!

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My first time at Belmont Dental and I cannot give this practice enough stars. I am always nervous going to the dentist but all of the staff were caring and professional from the moment I made my appointment. I also had the most painless clean in years thanks to the new airflow machine they used.

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I’ve been seeing Dr Phil at Belmont Dental Surgery for a few years and he has become a great friend. I’m always treated with respect by the staff and the dental experience is always pleasant at the Clinic.

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I visited Belmont dental last week a bit nervous about dentist in receptionist I was greeted by a very friendly lady on the way down to my dentist Kevin I had a chat with a very friendly dentist Phil,Kevin put me at ease with his professional approach and attitude I would have no problem recommending Belmont dental to anyone, quality dental service.

Where to find us

Belmont Dental Surgery

171 Belmont Avenue
Belmont WA 6104

Tel: (08) 9277 3837

Public Transport:

There are bus stops (Transperth stop ID 14265 & 14257) directly outside the practice which are serviced by bus numbers 286, 287, 380 and 935.

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