Composite Bonding

Composite Bonding is a cosmetic procedure that involves applying a tooth coloured composite resin material to your existing teeth. It’s an excellent option for fixing chipped, fractured or discoloured teeth.

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About Composite Bonding

This procedure offers immediate results.
In most cases a single visit will enable us to fix minor imperfections with immediate results and no downtime. Composite Bonding is a non-invasive procedure and can be a cost-effective of achieving of achieving a new desired look.

  • The tooth enamel is gently cleaned with a weak acidic gel to prepare the surface before the bonding agent is placed. We will then apply tooth coloured composite resin material in small amounts to the tooth in different shades to build up the right colour and contour of the tooth. A UV light is then used to harden and set the material. The material is then polished and the shape refined.

  • There are multiple advantages to composite bonding for your teeth, including:
    ● Enhancing/restoring your tooth shape
    ● No drilling of the tooth is necessary and therefore no injection is required.
    ● Most cases are completed in one appointment.
    ● Can change the shade of your teeth if composite veneers are used.

    To find out more  please book an initial consultation today to see if you are suitable for this procedure.

  • Due to the material of the composite bond being softer than your natural teeth they need to be maintained well and are more prone to discolouration. We have our composite conditioning treatment available to keep composite at its best and advise this every 3-6months. Typically, composite bonding cosmetically lasts around 5 years.

  • Teeth whitening gel does not have an affect on composite however if you have had composite edge bonding then the natural tooth portion that is still on show can be whitened to maintain the shade and allow the bonding to continually match.

    If you have had composite veneers this cannot be whitened.

    Our composite conditioning treatment is specifically designed to maintain the shade of composite bonding.

  • Composite edge bonding allows us to make small subtle changes to the length or shape of the existing tooth whereas composite veneers cover the full front surface of the natural tooth and hence allow us to change the shape or hide discolouration’s/patches that may be affecting the tooth.

  • During your consultation our dentists will assess your aesthetic concerns and evaluate which option would be more suited. Sometimes one is better in certain cases depending on the condition and position of your teeth. The bite is also a significant factor as to which option is better suited.

  • The number of teeth to treat will depend on your aesthetic goals. We generally at least a minimum of the upper 6 teeth to retain good symmetry and function. During your consultation photos will be taken from different angles to allow you to see which teeth are on display in different smiling and rest positions.

    We are able to guide you with the number of teeth to be treated from previous cases that have been treated within the clinics.

  • Composite bonding can be performed on lower teeth in some cases. Your dentist will need to assess the amount of space available for the composite bonding. Sometimes composite veneers can be placed on the lower teeth but this will also require a thorough evaluation of your bite to ensure the composite veneers will function correctly.

  • We would always advise teeth whitening is done prior to composite bonding so that the new tooth shade can be achieved and then the composite bonding can be matched to this.

     

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Our Clinics

We have three cosmetic dental clinics located in the UK; London, Manchester and Leeds.

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