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Composite Bonding in Cardiff: Are You Ready for a Brighter, Healthier Smile?

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Patient smiling after composite bonding for her teeth

Composite Bonding in Cardiff 

Are You Ready for a Brighter, Healthier Smile?

Did you know that composite bonding is one of the most popular

cosmetic dentistry procedures? Composite bonding, also known as teeth bonding,

can be used to cover up stains or imperfections, fix chips and cracks, or just

improve the appearance of your smile. If you’re interested in learning more

about composite bonding then keep reading!

 

What is Composite?

Composite is a dental resin that can be shaped, sculpted and

polished so it looks virtually indistinguishable from your natural tooth! This

makes composite one of the most attractive options for anyone interested in

improving their smile without resorting to more comprehensive procedures, such

as veneers or crowns.

Composite can be placed on one tooth or multiple teeth to help

you achieve your desired smile. It can also be used to brighten the appearance

of your smile by giving you a whiter smile.

 

 

Does Composite Bonding Hurt?

No! Composite bonding is a comfortable procedure that doesn’t

require local anesthetic. This is because it is usually an addition to your

natural teeth, therefore we do not usually need to trim or polish your teeth during

the procedure.

 

How Long Does Composite Bonding Take?

Cosmetic bonding can take as little as thirty minutes and up to

a few hours depending on the number of teeth being bonded and what your desired

result is.

Unless you are booking an emergency appointment to treat a

single tooth, we usually require an initial assessment and planning appointment.

This allows us to accurately assess your suitability for composite bonding as

well as plan how to make your composite bonding look the best and lasts the

longest.

Dentist placing adhesive on to a tooth prior to composite bonding

 

How Long Does Composite Bonding Last?

Composite bonding usually lasts around five years. To get the

most out of your composite bonding we recommend regular hygiene appointments,

ideally every six months, and re-polishing of the composite every one to two

years.

 

Can My Composite Bonding Chip or Stain?

Yes, composite bonding can chip and stain but it can also be

repaired. To reduce the chances of the composite staining or chipping we advice

avoiding excessive amounts of highly coloured foods (tea, coffee, red wine,

curries etc) and avoiding biting hard objects on the edges of your teeth (pens,

fingernails, hard sweets, etc.)

If you are looking for longer-term solutions for your smile you

may want to consider porcelain veneers or orthodontic treatment, like

Invisalign as this may be a better option for you. This can be discussed at

your cosmetic consultation.

 

How Much Does Composite Bonding Cost?

Composite bonding can cost from £225.00 per tooth. When you are

treating multiple teeth we understand the costs can add up. That is why we

offer 0% interest-free finance options which help you spread the cost of your

treatment over easy to manage monthly installments.

Polishing of composite bonding by a dentist

Can Anyone have composite bonding?

Composite bonding is suitable for most patients. Composite can

be used to repair worn or chipped teeth, change the colour of teeth close spaces

between teeth and change the shape of teeth. To book a free smile assessment

and assess your suitability call us on 029 2037 3831.

After having your smile evaluation we will be able to recommend

the best long term solution for your teeth as well as discuss the alternative

available options.

At Park Place Dental Practice we believe that every person

should be allowed to take control of their smile. Whether your

teeth are crooked or stained we will offer you the best solutions to help you

achieve the smile of your dreams. This means that occasionally we won’t accept

patients for composite bonding treatment because of the position of teeth or

because of the way the top and bottom teeth touch when you bite. However, we

will always provide you with alternative suggestions and options so you can

still get the smile you deserve!

 

Will I Be Able To See How My Smile Looks Before Committing to

Composite Bonding?

Yes! If you are planning to use composite to enhance the

appearance of multiple teeth then we will often have an appointment for you to

trial the way your smile looks before committing to the treatment. We call this

the trial smile phase. This is a great way for you to physically see how the

teeth will look when your treatment is complete. The great thing about this is that

it also gives us the opportunity to adjust and the result before proceeding with your final tooth bonding.

 

To do this we will take a mould off your teeth and take a few

pictures of your smile. After listening to all of your concerns and

understanding what you would like your perfect smile to look like we will

design your smile.

Once we are happy with how your smile looks we will book you

another appointment to show you the ‘final result. This can be done digitally

using 3D models or showing you physical models of how the teeth will look after

the composite bonding. These results can then also be transferred to your

mouth. This helps us to assess how the composite bonding looks when you smile,

laugh, and talk.

If there is something we would like to adjust or refine at this stage

we can do that directly in the mouth – making teeth look longer, shorter,

wider or narrower.

Once you are 100% happy with the way your teeth look we will

book you in for the final appointment. This is when we will place composite

bonding on your teeth.

Is Composite Bonding Reversible?

Yes! Composite bonding can be removed, although this is a

delicate process and will always result in some loss of your natural tooth. The

good news is that when the composite is polished back carefully it is unlikely to

cause any serious damage or issues to the teeth. Our dentists in Cardiff

regularly use the best equipment and methods to effectively remove composite safely.

What does Composite Bonding look like?

Here are some before and after pictures of composite bonding where

patients have opted for composite bonding as a way to improve their smiles and repair chips or fractures.

Patient smiling after having composite bonding to a broken tooth

Before and after pictures showing a patient smiling after her composite bonding treatment

 

How do I book an appointment?

Email us on reception@parkplacedental.co.uk or phone us on 029 2037 3831

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Important Coronavirus Update

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Important information prior to visiting us for your dental appointment:

We are working very hard in the practice to maintain a level of dental cover for our patients however we have needed to implement the following restrictions according to the current guidance in order the help prevent the spread of the Coronavirus.  Please continue to check back to the page on a regular basis to ensure you are aware of the current status of our ability to provide dental care. Further information can be found on our Facebook Page:

March 23, 2020

We have needed to close the practice entirely based on current guidelines and as of this morning have cancelled all routine appointments. If you had an appointment booked in the near future then there is NO NEED TO CONTACT THE PRACTICE.

We will continue to provide EMERGENCY APPOINTMENTS ONLY.

Please email the practice at reception@parkplacedental.co.uk to leave a message and a member of staff will contact you by telephone to triage your emergency.

Please note emergencies are classified as following:

A hot, swollen face.
A tooth that has been knocked out or newly fractured in the last 48 hours
Uncontrolled bleeding after a dental extraction
Toothache not controlled by painkillers
A mouth ulcer that has been present for 2 or more weeks.

March 18, 2020

If you have an emergency please email the practice at reception@parkplacendental.co.uk   DO NOT turn up at the practice. Someone will contact you by telephone and provide advice and decide what steps will be required.

Please note emergencies are classified as following:

  •  A hot, swollen face.
  •  A tooth that has been knocked out or newly fractured in the last 48 hours
  •  Uncontrolled bleeding after a dental extraction
  •  Toothache not controlled by painkillers
  •  A mouth ulcer that has been present for 2 or more weeks.

March 17,2020

Please note the following groups of patients have been advised to avoid routine dental examinations due to their susceptibility to the Coronavirus.  Therefore, we will be cancelling all routine appointments for:

  •  Patients who are aged 70 and older ( regardless of their medical history)
  •  Patients who are under 70 and have a health condition listed below:
    •  Long term respiratory diseases such as asthma, bronchitis, emphysema, brochitis, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease ( COPD)
    •  Chronic heart disease
    •  Chronic kidney disease and patients on dialysis
    •  Chronic liver disease e.g. hepatitis
    •  chronic neurological conditions such as Parkinsons, Multiple Sclerosis or Motor Neuron Disease.
    •  Diabetes
    •  sickle cell disease
    •  patients who have had their spleen removed
    •  any patient who have a weakened immune system – HIV/ AIDS,  long term steroid treatment or chemotherapy.
    •  pregnancy
    •  being seriously overweight ( a BMI of >40)

 

March 09, 2020

  •  All patients will need to read the signs that are on the practice front door and not to enter if they
    •  have a high temperature (over 37.8 C)  or persistent cough.
    •  been in close contact with any person suspected or confirmed as having the coronavirus.
    •  recently returned from the current list of Category 1 or 2 countries  – links can be found below.
  •  All patients entering the practice will need to disinfect their hands with the hand sanitiser provided and wont be allowed to sit in reception until this is completed.
  •  All patients will need to sit in reception in a seat as directed by the receptionist to ensure we try to maintain a safe between patients to help prevent the spread of the disease.
  •  Only patients who have an appointment booked will able to wait in the practice – no other chaperones/ family will be allowed to wait in the practice with the patient (one parent for children having appointments or one carer for patients needing mobility help will be allowed).
  •  Patients will be required to use a 30 second mouthwash of 1% hydrogen peroxide prior to any use of a high speed dental drill for emergency appointments – please contact the practice of any allergies to hydrogen peroxide.
  •  We will be delaying non urgent procedures that require the use of certain dental procedures that produce an aerosol – such as high speed dental handpieces and ultrasonic cleaners.
  •  It would be advisable for vulnerable patients – the elderly or those who are medically compromised, to postpone routine dental appointments.
  •  For patients who have a dental emergency, and DO NOT fit into the catagories below then please email the practice ( reception@parkplacedental.co.uk )  prior to attending for our advice.

The advice to the public is to call 111 Wales if they are have a dental emergency and are in the following categories:

  • People with a high temperature ( over 37.8 C )  or a persistent cough. 
  • People who have returned from Category 1 specified countries/areas in the last 14 days should self-isolate. This includes avoiding attending an education setting or work until 14 days after they return.
  • People who have returned from Category 2 specified countries/areas in the last 14 days, are advised to stay at home if they develop symptoms.
  • People who have been in in close contact with someone with confirmed coronavirus.

Anyone who meets the above criteria is advised not to go to a GP surgery, community pharmacy, hospital or dental practice. They should stay indoors, self isolate for 14 days with all family members from the same household and avoid close contact with other people. They are advised to call 111 (all Wales coronavirus service) only if their symptoms worsen. Information and advice on coronavirus is also available on the Public Health Wales website. People are asked to check the information on the website before they decide whether they need to dial 111.
Information for the public is available on both the Welsh Government and Public Health Wales websites.

If you have any concerns then please email the practice on reception@parkplacedental.co.uk

With kind regards

Mark and the team.

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Why is dental care for mother and baby important?

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Dental care is important at all times in our lives, but some women’s dental health needs more care during pregnancy. It’s also important to look after your baby’s dental health from an early age, this preventive care will help make sure you both have healthy mouths in the future! Continue reading “Why is dental care for mother and baby important?” »

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Why the Best New Year’s Resolution Is a Healthy Smile

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Not only have we recently entered a new year, but we have also begun a new decade. This turns many people’s minds to setting themselves resolutions such as exercising more, eating healthier and generally taking better care of themselves. At Park Place Dental Practice we think there is no better place to start with your health and wellbeing resolutions than aiming for a healthier smile! When you have confidence in your smile you are more likely to share it when you meet a new person or potential partner, make a group presentation or interview for the job of your dreams! Continue reading “Why the Best New Year’s Resolution Is a Healthy Smile” »

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How to Keep Your Children’s Teeth Healthy

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Whether your baby has no teeth or is already teething, dental care should be at the forefront of your mind as this is essential for giving your child the best chance at avoiding dental issues in later life. This is your opportunity to encourage healthy tooth development and positive dental habits. While it may not seem like a pressing priority right now, it truly is never too soon to start. Continue reading “How to Keep Your Children’s Teeth Healthy” »

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Why Your Smile is So Important!

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Is your smile just an aesthetic feature or does it have more meaning than this? While you might assume that a pretty smile only really matters if you’re a model, studies certainly seem to suggest otherwise. Indeed, it seems that a great smile can have a profound impact on our wellbeing, our successes in life and even our potential for the future. Let’s take a look at some of the key reasons why your smile is so important and why it might be worth fixing some of the imperfections that have been bothering you for years.

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Tooth Wear

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Tooth Wear

Our tooth health is something that can easily be forgotten about, and as we age, it is inevitable that tooth wear will occur. Although this is a natural occurrence, there are things you can do to help to reduce abnormal or premature wear. Once tooth wear has occurred the appearance of the teeth will be greatly affected, and you will need a professional cosmetic dentist to help restore your smile.

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