The ins and outs of dental resin bonding

Dental resin bonding offers a simple, pain-free solution to bring back your smile. The treatment is done by applying a thin coat of resin to the surface of the teeth. And in this way, we can transform your smile in one sitting. However, bonding is not always the solution for everyone, and we do a thorough assessment before deciding if it’s the best treatment for you.

What does resin bonding treat?

Resin bonding can repair damaged teeth, hide discolouration and protect chips and cracks in your teeth. It’s also an effective way to improve the shape and size of your teeth and lighten their colour. In addition, the procedure doesn’t require any sedation, making it non-invasive, and you can rest assured knowing you have gained a natural smile with no sign of damage or stains.

Who should get resin bonding?

Resin bonding is ideal for chipped or cracked teeth, discolouration, gaps between the teeth or small teeth. Dr JJ Serfontein will advise if this treatment is right for you after thoroughly assessing your teeth and discussing your concerns.

If you suffer from misaligned or missing teeth, an overbite or underbite, or have a complex case of damaged teeth, then resin bonding is not the solution for you. And if this is the case, Dr JJ Serfontein will work with you to create a treatment plan that addresses all of your concerns.

Are there any risks?

Luckily, there aren’t any significant risks to be worried about with resin bonding. The only issue to note is that resin isn’t as strong as your natural teeth and is more prone to chipping or separating from your existing teeth. There is also the chance of your dental bonding discolouring if you smoke or consume foods and drinks that stain.

The condition of your existing teeth, affordability and goals all play a role in whether you will receive resin bonding.

What is the cost of resin bonding?

Various factors play a role in the cost of your resin bonding procedure. For example, we consider the treatment’s location, how much resin we use and our expertise when calculating the final amount.

Dr JJ Serfontein will work with you to understand your budget and concerns and advise on an estimated amount once your treatment plan has been finalised.

What you can expect

The first step is always a discussion between you and Dr JJ Serfontein about your needs, goals and budget. We want to assess your condition and understand what you hope to achieve.

Our composite resin bonding treatment is safe and painless and can easily be done in one session. Dr Serfontein will first remove some of the enamel from the teeth’ surface so that the resin can be appropriately shaped.

We then apply the bonding agent and shape the resin on top of each tooth. This is where we effectively implement our extensive expertise and artistry. Shaping the resin takes immense skill and experience, both of which Dr JJ Serfontein has extensively.

Once we are happy with the shaping, the resin is cured using a special, and we polish the teeth for a final touch. As this is a non-invasive procedure, you can resume your usual daily activities without downtime.

See one of our incredible transformations below!

The lovely lady needed her smile enhanced, so we decided the best treatment would be a gum lift and resin bonding.

Not sure if dental resin bonding is right for you? Find out more here.

Caring for resin bonding

Taking care of your dental bonding will mostly happen at home. It’s essential to continue with regular daily hygiene to ensure the longevity of your bonding. Here’s how:

  • Brush your teeth twice daily
  • Floss daily
  • Use a mouthwash regularly
  • Don’t bite on hard food or objects
  • Avoid smoking and foods and drinks that stain, such as coffee
  • Visit us for your bi-annual check-ups and cleanings

If you experience a chip or stain on your dental bonding, contact us as soon as possible to set up an appointment.

Learn more about our cosmetic dentistry procedures.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *