Get Ready for a Brighter, Healthier Smile with Composite Bonding!
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.
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.
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.
How do I book an appointment?
Email us on firstname.lastname@example.org or phone us on 029 2037 3831
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