Composite Bonding

Keep all your own healthy teeth but still achieve your perfect smile with no need for drilling.

 

Composite Bonding, or Dental Bonding is used to refine and alter the shape of your own natural teeth, without the need for drilling. Composite Bonding is a cosmetic procedure that uses a tooth-coloured resin which is applied to the tooth to repair chipped teeth or improve the shape of a tooth and also restore its original appearance. The resin during the treatment is bonded, polished and shaped to match your own teeth , so you get your own unique perfect smile.

Problems that Composite

  • Bonding can address:
  • Reshape the tooth
  • Slightly shorter teeth
  • Slightly misaligned teeth
  • Chipped or slightly damaged teeth
  • Gaps in your smile
  • Discoloured teeth

Composite Bonding vs Porcelain Veneers

When considering a smile transformation, many assume that the look they are aiming for can only be achieved with Porcelain Veneers. Whilst Porcelain veneers are highly effective in restoring significant cases of damaged teeth, they do require your teeth to be prepared which will usually involve removing some of your enamel. The process itself is more time consuming, requires laboratory production and is therefore more expensive.

Composite Bonding provides many of the same benefits as Porcelain Veneers, but is considered quicker, better value for money and less invasive. The material used in Cosmetic Bonding, is a clever little dental cement-like resin, which comes in a range of tooth colours. It is a pliable substance that works perfectly to disguise a number of dental perfections.

How the treatment works

  1. Your dentist picks a shade of resin that matches the natural colour of your teeth.
  2. The resin is carefully applied to your teeth, with no need for any work or damage to them.
  3. Your dentist then carefully shapes and smooths the resin to hide any imperfections, for a result that looks entirely natural.
  4. Once the resin has been shaped, it is hardened very quickly with the help of a special light.

Although composite bonding treatment does not last as long as veneers, many patients find the treatment is highly cost-effective. It can also be repeated with no damage at all to your teeth.