Bonding

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Treatment : This patient had short and discoloured lateral incisors (the teeth either side of the two front teeth). We discussed all the treatment options and decided to opt for cosmetic bonding. The teeth were all whitened and then cometic composites were placed on the two lateral incisors. Matching the shade of the veneers exactly to that of the surrounding teeth can be one of the biggest challenges in dentistry, but if done correctly, the results can be fantastic.

Treatment carried out by: Dr Nicholas Beirne

Treatment time: 2 hours (+ whitening)

Cost of treatment: €800

Patient: Claire, aged 30 was concerned about the appearance of her front teeth, and we discussed the options with them which included crowns–but we decided to use a minimal intervention approach, and cosmetically bond her teeth to reduce treatment time and costs whilst achieving an excellent result. She is now smiling very happily and with confidence!

Treatment: Cosmetic Bonding of her top front teeth after a course of tooth whitening.

Cost:€207 Bonding and €349 whitening

Treatment time: 45 minutes in chair, after whitening treatment completed.

Treatment done by Dr Helen Walsh

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Patient: Mark aged 27 years was concerned about the crowding that had begun to appear with his lower front teeth.

Treatment: Inman Aligner worn over his lower teeth for 20 hours per day for just six weeks.
Mark had whitening treatment done after his orthodontic treatment was completed.

Cost: €1700 for the Inman Aligner–payments were spread over the duration of treatment (in this case this was just 6 weeks, but this can take up to 3 months–so payment can be made over this time).
€349 whitening treatment

Treatment done by Dr. Helen Walsh.

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Patient: Brian aged 33 years was unhappy with the shape and colour of his teeth. After discussing various options including Orthodontics, we decided to do a course of tooth whitening followed by cosmetic bonding of his front teeth to change their shape.

Treatment: Tooth Whitening followed by Cosmetic Tooth Bonding.

Duration of treatment:  Slow-release whitening followed by one visit in the chair for Cosmetic Bonding.

Cost: €349 Whitening and €600 Cosmetic Bonding.

Treatment done by Dr. Helen Walsh.

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Orthodontic treatment first:

Then Cosmetic Bonding:

Patient: Margaret, stunning looking at 50+years, had always felt lacking in confidence about her crooked top front teeth and her prominent profile-making her afraid to smile without first covering her mouth. For a great looking woman, with good teeth–just not straight ones-this was a terrible affliction.

Treatment: Inman Aligner worn over upper teeth for less than 10 weeks, followeed by cosmetic bonding of her left front tooth to mask the chipped portion.

Cost €1700 Inman Aligner, and bonding €130.

Treatment done by Dr. Helen Walsh.

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Treatment : This patient did not like the spaces between her teeth. We discussed all the treatment options and decided to opt for tooth whitening and cosmetic bonding. Matching the shade of the cosmetic exactly to that of the surrounding teeth can be challenging; our criteria for success is that the results should be invisible from normal speaking distance. You can see from the photographs that even under close scrutiny, it is almost impossible to see the join.

So why choose  bonding over veneers? There is no right and wrong answer – we consider each case individually and both treatments can give outstanding results.

Advantages of Cosmetic bonding:
* Quick
* Little or no preparation of the teeth (cutting/drilling)
* Good cosmetic result
* Lower cost

Advantages of porcelain veneers:
* Excellent cosmetic results possible
* Longer life span (10yrs + average)

Treatment carried out by: Dr Nicholas Beirne
Treatment time: 3 visits over 6 weeks
Cost of treatment: €1,400

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   90 minutes later!

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Treatment : This patient was not happy with a poorly placed composite build up of his front tooth; he felt that it had never looked quite right. We discussed a number of options including using a porcelain veneer to rebuild the tooth, but opted for cosmetic bonding because it has the following advantages:
* Quick – single appointment
* Low cost
* Conservative treatment – little or no drilling of natural tooth
* Excellent cosmetic result possible

Treatment time: single appointment – 90 minutes!

Cost of treatment: €275

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Treatment : This girl did not like the uneven appearnace of the small teeth either side of the two front teeth (lateral incisors). When she came to Portobello Dental Clinic for her first appointment, we discussed all the treatment options including braces, porcelain veneers, cosmetic recontouring and cosmetic bonding. We decided to opt for tooth whitening, cosmetic recontouring and cosmetic bonding because:
* There is no drilling or preparation of the teeth
* Treatment can be completed withing a matter of weeks
* Reduction in cost of treatment

Treatment carried out by: Dr Nicholas Beirne

Treatment time: 4 apointments over 6 weeks

Cost of treatment: €849