Composite bonding has experienced a real surge in demand lately and is now the most popular cosmetic dental treatment our patients ask for.
While a perfect smile is high on the list, so is the need to protect the teeth and avoid unnecessary procedures. That is where composite bonding, also known as dental bonding ticks all the boxes. It is akin to white fillings and is mostly used on anterior teeth – the ones that show when you smile.
Transform your smile with composite bonding at Coulsdon Dental Clinic
What is composite bonding?
What is involved in the treatment?
Shade Matching – Resin material matching your natural tooth colour is identified
Without sacrificing any tooth surface, the resin is applied to your teeth
Our highly skilled dentist then gives shape to the resin to address any chipped teeth or gaps between the front teeth
The resin is then allowed to set leaving you with a smile that is entirely natural and without any tooth surface loss
What are the benefits?
For us, the clear benefits are its ability to :
Repair minor chips and cracks in a tooth.
Repair tooth wear
Get rid of yellow teeth
Close gaps between teeth and get rid of black triangles
Deliver painless treatment
Be completed in a single visit
Can it fix a chipped tooth?
Yes, chipped teeth can be repaired by applying and sculpting tooth coloured resin. It can be done on a single tooth or on multiple teeth. It is essential to see your dentist for a chipped tooth as it will not heal on its own, and you should not try fixing it at home.
I have gaps between my front teeth; how can I fix it?
How long does tooth bonding last?
Composite bonding lasts as least 5 years, but does not last as long as veneers. However, the cost effectiveness of this treatment and the fact that it can be re-done without damaging teeth makes it a very popular option.
Does it hurt?
No, on its own it does not hurt. Generally, the area of the tooth that is being worked upon is not sensitive so you won’t feel any pain.
Am I suitable for composite bonding?
Case selection is crucial for composite bonding. Our Private dentist will carry out a thorough examination of your oral health and eating habits before recommending any treatment. With that said, generally, anybody with a reasonably good oral health can benefit from composite bonding. If you are looking to get rid of some imperfections in teeth like small chips, slight changes to the shape of your teeth or discolouration, then composite bonding may be the correct treatment for you.
How much is it?
This treatment is generally not available on NHS as it’s a cosmetic treatment. It’s best to ask our private dentist as they offer cosmetic composite bonding from £85-£175 per tooth