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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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