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Transform your smile with composite bonding

Composite bonding, sometimes known as cosmetic bonding or instant veneers, is a simple yet effective dental treatment that can be used to restore the strength of a tooth, as well as creating a more attractive smile. The procedure involves skilfully using dental composite to reshape the teeth, repair chips and fill small cavities in the teeth. The process is very simple and can produce incredible results in just a single visit.

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Why choose composite bonding?

  • Natural-looking results: Composite resin mimics the natural colour and translucency of your teeth, delivering aesthetically pleasing results that blend seamlessly with your smile.
  • Non-invasive: Unlike some other cosmetic treatments, composite bonding doesn’t require the removal of healthy tooth structure. It’s a conservative approach that preserves your natural teeth.
  • Quick and convenient: In most cases, composite bonding can be completed in a single appointment, saving you time, and reducing the need for multiple visits to the dentist.
  • Versatile: Composite bonding can be used to address a wide range of dental issues, including chipped teeth, gaps, discoloration, and misshapen teeth.
  • Minimal discomfort: Patients typically experience little to no discomfort during the procedure, and there’s no downtime for recovery.
  • Cost-effective: Compared to other cosmetic dental treatments, composite bonding is an affordable option for improving your smile.

What is composite bonding?

Composite bonding is a cosmetic dental procedure that involves the application of a tooth-coloured resin material to your teeth. This material is skillfully shaped and polished by our expert dentists, improving the appearance of your teeth, and creating a more harmonious, natural look. It’s a versatile technique that can address various dental imperfections.

Composite is a special dental resin that can perfectly mimic tooth enamel. We can colour-match it to your tooth shade so it looks natural, and it can be built directly on your tooth so there is no need to strip away a layer of enamel. Composite bonding can be used to fill cavities (this is known as a white filling) and can reshape and repair teeth that have become chipped or damaged to create a flawless finish.

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Frequently asked questions

How long does composite bonding last?

How long composite bonding lasts does vary between patients and depends on lifestyle choices. However, you can expect your teeth bonding to last between four to eight years and up to ten years with proper care. After this, your dentist may need to touch up the existing bonding or replace it.

What is composite bonding?

Composite bonding is a cosmetic dental procedure that involves the application of a tooth-coloured resin material to your teeth. This material is skillfully shaped and polished by our expert dentists, improving the appearance of your teeth, and creating a more harmonious, natural look. It’s a versatile technique that can address various dental imperfections.

Can composite bonding be used on more than one tooth?

Yes, composite bonding can be used to repair a single tooth or used on multiple teeth to transform the appearance of your smile. At your first appointment, we discuss with you what your goals are from your composite bonding treatment.

Is composite bonding treatment painful?

Composite bonding is completely pain free, which is part of the reason why it is so popular with many patients looking for an effective and cosmetic repair. None of your natural tooth structure or enamel needs to be removed to make way for the treatment so you will feel no pain or discomfort.

Can composite bonding be reversed?

Yes, composite bonding is completely reversible. If you change your mind over time and no longer want the composite bonding material on your tooth, it can simply be removed. There are no lasting effects on your natural teeth and they will return to the way they were before treatment.

How do I look after my tooth following composite bonding treatment?

Composite is invulnerable to bacteria and decay, but the natural tooth underneath isn’t. Great oral hygiene at home will keep your teeth lasting for as long as possible. You may require maintenance on these restorations, particularly if you like to drink tea or coffee or enjoy other food and drinks that stain your teeth. This can easily be monitored at your regular check-ups.

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