Wellington Dentistry - London

Dental Bonding in London

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What is dental bonding?

Dental bonding uses composite resin – the same material used for composite fillings – to shape a tooth. Teeth that are chipped, cracked or broken can be ‘built up’ with composite resin in a process called Bonded Restoration. This repair will restore the tooth to like-new condition and will last a long time with routine care. Dental bonding is also used to enhance the aesthetic appeal of a smile by reshaping teeth, correcting colour and closing gaps without the need for veneers or orthodonticsorthodontics.

How does dental bonding compare to other options?

There are many different options available for restoring your teeth or achieving your dream smile. The options that are best for you will depend on your specific needs. During your appointment, we would be happy to discuss all of your options and the pros and cons of each so that you can make an informed final decision. That being said, here are some of the benefits of dental bonding:

Quick and painless

With fillings or dental veneers, some drilling is usually required to prepare the tooth for treatment. This is rarely the case for dental bonding. Very little, if any, of your natural tooth has to be removed in preparation which means the bonding procedure is almost always completely painless.

Low upfront cost

More extensive treatments such as dental veneers and orthodontics come with a heftier price tag. And for good reason – more extensive and dramatic changes call for a personalized treatment plan of greater complexity. However, for minor changes to a few teeth, dental bonding is a simple and cost-effective treatment.

Great for small repairs

It bears repeating: if you are envisioning extensive changes to your smile you will benefit from a more complex treatment plan that may include dental veneers, crowns, or orthodontics. But for minor changes, dental bonding is the simplest solution available.

The dental bonding process

Whether you’re getting dental bonding to restore a tooth or for purely aesthetic reasons the process is still the same. Here’s what you can expect at your dental bonding appointment:

Preparing the tooth

First, your neighbouring teeth are protected with a thin film of plastic called a dental matrix. This matrix is slipped between your teeth and shields the adjacent tooth from any stray preparation gel or composite resin. Next, the dentist will carefully clean and dry your tooth and apply a mildly acidic gel for a few seconds to give the bonding a rough surface on which to adhere.

Applying the composite resin

The acidic gel is cleaned away and the tooth is dried once more, the composite resin is applied. The dentist will pick a resin that matches your teeth for a natural-looking finish. Composite resin is applied in layers and a special blue light is used to cure each individual layer for maximum strength and durability.

Finishing touches

After checking your bite, your dental bonding is now complete. As a final touch, the dentist will give your tooth a quick polish. Your bonded tooth will look beautiful and natural. You may even forget which tooth was repaired. We’ll make a note in your chart and at your future exams, the dentist will give some special attention to the bonded tooth to check for any wear and tear.

Cost of a dental bonding in London

Dental bonding is used for such a wide variety of reasons that it is difficult to provide a ballpark estimate without learning more about your needs and examining your teeth. That being said, typically, it costs approximately $300 to $600 or more per tooth without insurance. Most insurance companies will cover dental bonding, especially if it’s needed to restore a broken or damaged tooth. With insurance, you can expect to pay somewhere around $60 to $120 out of pocket.

    When we’re determining the cost of your dental bonding treatment we look at these important factors:
  • How many teeth you need bonded.
  • Whether or not any new x-rays are required.
  • How much composite resin will be needed to complete the treatment.
  • Where the teeth in question are located in your mouth.
  • Your current overall oral health.

Remember, no dentist can give you an accurate quote over the phone. After an examination, we would love to provide you with an accurate quote in person so that you can find out your final costs and make an informed decision.

Contact us today

to schedule an initial consultation & exam.

Your consultation will include an examination of everything from your teeth, gums and soft tissues to the shape and condition of your bite. Generally, we want to see how your whole mouth looks and functions. Before we plan your treatment we want to know everything about the health and aesthetic of your smile, and, most importantly, what you want to achieve so we can help you get there.

Frequently Asked Questions

Depending on the exact location of the bonding, your eating habits and general routine oral hygiene habits, dental bonding can last 4 to 10 years or more. If your dentist notices wear and tear at your routine exams, more composite resin can be applied to keep your dental bonding strong.
Bonding is not a permanent solution but it is a very long-lasting one. Dental bonding can last for more than a decade with routine dental care, good eating habits and regular exams. If your dental bonding shows signs of wear and tear it can be strengthened with additional composite resin.
Two very different procedures. Dental veneers are a better long-term option and a better option for patients who want to make more or more dramatic changes to their smile. Dental bonding has a shorter lifespan but is more cost-efficient for minor changes and is much less invasive as less of the natural tooth needs to be altered.
Dental bonding doesn't have major risks. Your natural tooth will remain almost completely if not entirely intact under the bonding. The bonding itself may chip or break over time but it can easily be repaired. A common concern we sometimes hear from patients is that dental bonding doesn’t lighten with teeth whitening. You may want to have your teeth whitened before getting dental bonding or you may have the bonding replaced to match your natural teeth after a whitening treatment. If you’re concerned about the durability of dental bonding you may want to consider dental veneers or crowns which are stronger and last longer.

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赛义夫SaM
3 weeks ago
Lovely and friendly staff especially the hygienist Chelsea and Dr.Darwish they deserve most kudos and more than 5 stars for knowledge and attitude. Only one thing is the place could use a little touch. All and all pleasant experience. Would definitely recommend.
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I went to Wellington Dentistry looking for a second opinion because due to a bad bite my tooth came loose from the containment (brackets) and was a little loose. At the other dental center they told me that my tooth was fractured and the only solution was to extract it although the x-ray my teeth looked normal, which had me very depressed. It was at this time that I arrived at Wellington Dentistry where I was treated by Dr. Nabhan who checked each of my teeth and my loose tooth only needed to be glued back into the containment as it was absolutely healthy, the team was friendly, empathetic, professional and the place was clean, I recommend it 100% I will go again for my checkups and any dental emergencies.
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Ahed Mustafa
1 month ago
I took my daughter here after she endured pains from a previous bad dental experience and treatment, however wellington dental was a wonderful experience. Dr. Ahmed was phenomenal. Staff were very nice and sweet as well. I would totally recommend it if you are experiencing any dental issues or pains. The patient care was great, and there was payment options as well, to make it easier.
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Amer Bitar
3 months ago
It is definitely the best dental clinic with all the experienced dentists and the real care they offer. It was recommended for me and a drove all the way from Mississauga. And I am referring them to all my family members and friends. They use the most reliable and efficient methods and dental materials with the most advanced dental equipments. I wished I knew them earlier.
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Lolo Lolo
5 months ago
It was more than wonderful to have the opportunity to go to this clinic and deal with the staff. They are very nice and helpful. The place is very clean and comfortable. And most importantly of all, the doctor dealt with solving my dental problem. Dr. Ahmed Darwish was able to provide a very comfortable and quick treatment method that made me regain my confidence in my smile, Good luck.
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赛义夫SaM
3 weeks ago
Lovely and friendly staff especially the hygienist Chelsea and Dr.Darwish they deserve most kudos and more than 5 stars for knowledge and attitude. Only one thing is the place could use a little touch. All and all pleasant experience. Would definitely recommend.
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I went to Wellington Dentistry looking for a second opinion because due to a bad bite my tooth came loose from the containment (brackets) and was a little loose. At the other dental center they told me that my tooth was fractured and the only solution was to extract it although the x-ray my teeth looked normal, which had me very depressed. It was at this time that I arrived at Wellington Dentistry where I was treated by Dr. Nabhan who checked each of my teeth and my loose tooth only needed to be glued back into the containment as it was absolutely healthy, the team was friendly, empathetic, professional and the place was clean, I recommend it 100% I will go again for my checkups and any dental emergencies.
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Ahed Mustafa
1 month ago
I took my daughter here after she endured pains from a previous bad dental experience and treatment, however wellington dental was a wonderful experience. Dr. Ahmed was phenomenal. Staff were very nice and sweet as well. I would totally recommend it if you are experiencing any dental issues or pains. The patient care was great, and there was payment options as well, to make it easier.
More
Amer Bitar
3 months ago
It is definitely the best dental clinic with all the experienced dentists and the real care they offer. It was recommended for me and a drove all the way from Mississauga. And I am referring them to all my family members and friends. They use the most reliable and efficient methods and dental materials with the most advanced dental equipments. I wished I knew them earlier.
More
Lolo Lolo
5 months ago
It was more than wonderful to have the opportunity to go to this clinic and deal with the staff. They are very nice and helpful. The place is very clean and comfortable. And most importantly of all, the doctor dealt with solving my dental problem. Dr. Ahmed Darwish was able to provide a very comfortable and quick treatment method that made me regain my confidence in my smile, Good luck.
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