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Composite Bonding Fulham Road Dental

Composite Bonding can be used to perfect your smile without the need for veneers.

Patients often present with well-aligned teeth but are not entirely happy with their smile. Composite bonding can be the solution and involves bonding composite resin to the edges and front of your teeth.

A patient may require minor changes, like fixing one chipped tooth, or a more dramatic change, like building symmetry and size to your smile.

A subsequent appointment is made where the composite is added to your teeth, and you can leave with a new smile!

Composite Bonding treatment

The treatment will often involve an assessment where our experienced aesthetic clinicians really get to know what you want to achieve. They can temporarily place composite on your teeth as a ‘mock-up’ to show you what the result could look like.

A composite bonding treatment is a dental treatment that can be less invasive than veneers but has similar outcomes, which can be beneficial for nervous patients.

Patients often complain of having crooked teeth or misshapen teeth – cosmetic bonding can be a great and effective solution for these worries.

Cosmetic bonding

A composite resin material is added to the existing teeth to promote a more symmetrical smile. The process is usually accompanied by teeth whitening; however, this should be done beforehand to ensure the consistency of shade in every tooth. The process tends to be pain-free, although there may be some discomfort regarding any sensitive teeth.

Within the initial consultation, the dental practice will offer advice and recommendations based on x-rays and the condition of a patient’s teeth, this is to establish whether your natural teeth will be able to handle the composite resin material.

Contact the specialist team at Fulham Road Dental for expert dentistry, treatments and advice!

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Composite Bonding FAQs

How long does composite bonding last?

Like everything – this depends on how well you look after it! Usually we say anything between 3-7 years but is dependent on a number of things, e.g. if you grind your teeth, bite your nails or a diet of hard food can lead to chipping. Composite bonding usually involves a yearly maintenance appointment for polishing and repair of any minor chipping.

What do I need to avoid if I have composite bonding?

In general, even if you don’t have composite bonding, if it’s not food or drink then it probably shouldn’t go in your mouth. Avoid using your teeth to tear open crisp packets and containers. Nail biting should be avoided, habits like pen chewing should be stopped, hard things in your diet like nuts and bones can cause increased wear of teeth and composite.

Heavily staining food and drinks can stain the composite, just like your natural tooth, and you may need more frequent appointments with the hygienist for polishing – tea, coffee, red wine, turmeric, curry. Just imagine anything you would want to avoid spilling down a white shirt!

What’s the difference between composite bonding and composite veneers?

They are very similar, but a composite veneer will cover the whole of the tooth surface whereas bonding may be on the edges and partially over front surface.

Do I need straight teeth to have composite bonding ?

It is very beneficial to have well aligned teeth before composite bonding. If they are not straight then the composite will be thick in some areas and thin in others and you will not have your optimum functionality and aesthetics.

How much does composite bonding cost?

Composite bonding prices tend to differ depending on how many teeth you would like bonded. If your teeth require more of a full surface bondage, the cost can be more. A dentist will be able to guide a price range, most composite bonding procedures can range from £200-£400 per tooth.

Is composite bonding similar to porcelain crowns?

Unlike porcelain veneers or crowns, composite bonding normally does not need the loss of good tooth tissue, and the procedure is often painless and without the need for injections. It’s also a cheap technique to improve your natural smile.

What should I be careful of after bonding?

Be careful with food and drink. Avoid hard foods that may chip away at your bonding, also avoid anything that could stain your bonding, such as red wine, coffee and tobacco.