If you’re looking to repair cracked or chipped teeth, make subtle changes to their shape or mask discoloration, composite bonding can provide an effective, conservative choice.
Fitzroy Dental Practice’s top-class team is highly-experienced at performing composite bonding on patients in London.
It is one of our most popular procedures for patients wishing to improve the look of their teeth in a non-invasive way. This can boost their overall appearance and confidence levels. For a no obligation consultation contact us at Fitzroy Dental Practice. We can help create the best smile of your life and you can be confident your treatment is in safe hands.
WHAT IS COMPOSITE BONDING?
Composite bonding is a dental procedure that improves the colour, shape and look of the teeth. Composite resin Is shaped and moulded to the teeth to produce a whiter, more regular smile. The treatment can be used on stained, chipped or gappy teeth and our expert dentists will enhance your teeth to create the smile you’re always wanted.
Cosmetic bonding is used to fix these common problems:
- Chipped, cracked or damaged teeth
- Discoloured teeth
- Gaps between teeth
- Short and under-sized teeth
- Misshapen teeth
- Cosmetic alternative to amalgam fillings
- Exposed tooth roots after gums have receded.
BENEFITS OF COMPOSITE BONDING:
- Natural colour
- Good aesthetic and functional results
- Little or no drilling of the tooth and no need for an injection
- Simplicity: most cases need only a single appointment.
- Flexibility: composite bonding enables a wide range of future treatment options and is reversible in certain situations.
- High success rate: problems are rare and easy to fix.
- Good value thanks to minimal lab costs.
COST OF COMPOSITE BONDING
The cost of composite bonding in London depends on the dentist’s skills, and experience plus the complexity of the work and the time needed to complete it. The procedure offers a wide range of options and the costs vary correspondingly. A small, simple filling or addition starts at £180. Our fees page details the different charges for composite bonding treatments which are considerably cheaper than porcelain veneers.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
IS COMPOSITE BONDING RIGHT FOR ME?
This depends on factors like the colour and position of your teeth and the sort of smile you want. Your teeth should be properly positioned with sufficient enamel for the bonding process to be carried out successfully.
HOW LONG WILL COMPOSITE RESIN BONDING LAST?
This will depend on how well you take care of your teeth and if you have any bad habits such as smoking. Your dentist can advise you on how long your composite bonding work is likely to last.
CAN BONDING DAMAGE YOUR TEETH?
Dental bonding carries no major risks but the resin used is unlike the enamel and dentine of your natural teeth, so it can occasionally chip or separate from the tooth. However chipping or breaking happens less often than with fillings, crowns or veneers.
CAN DENTAL BONDING BE REMOVED?
Yes. As bonding is applied without removing your tooth enamel, the process is reversible, giving you the option of restoring teeth or changing their appearance by other methods.
CAN COMPOSITE TOOTH BONDING BE WHITENED?
The bonding material does not respond to whitening material as the teeth do, but if the bonding material is replaced within a week or two of whitening the new composite can be matched with your whitened teeth.
IS DENTAL BONDING PERMANENT?
Teeth bonding is not designed to be permanent solution but it has a good track record as a long-lasting treatment. With proper care and maintenance many patients retain their bonding for 10 years or more, after which they undergo another bonding treatment to enhance the look of their teeth.
CAN I CLEAN MY TEETH NORMALLY?
You need to brush twice a day and floss regularly, making sure you follow any other advice from your dentist.
SHOULD I CHANGE MY DIET?
Avoid substances that can stain the teeth, like tea, coffee, red wine and cigarettes for the first 48 hours. Longer term, try to avoid biting or chewing hard foods with your affected tooth.
HOW CAN I FIND OUT MORE ABOUT COMPOSITE BONDING?
Contact our friendly team of treatment advisors or dentists on 02073873317 for further information on cosmetic bonding.