7 Things You Need to Know About Composite Bonding

Table of Contents
1. What is Composite Bonding
2. How does the treatment work?
3. Is composite bonding pain-free?
4. How long does Composite bonding last?
5. How much does Composite bonding cost?
6. How can I care for my composite bonding?
7. Where can I get it done?

In the UK, composite bonding has quickly become one of the most popular cosmetic dental treatments that focus on the aesthetics of your smile.

Here are Dental Beauty, we understand how these minor imperfections can become major insecurities over time. The procedure itself only requires one visit at our clinic and is usually done within the hour, meaning achieving your perfect smile has never been so convenient.

That is why here at Dental Beauty, we offer cosmetic dental bonding at all our practices.

1. What is Composite Bonding

Composite bonding, also known as cosmetic bonding, involves artistically building up teeth with highly aesthetic white filling materials. This dental bonding serves to disguise the minor imperfections in your teeth such as small gaps, chips in your teeth or subtle tooth rotations. In addition, composite bonding also restores and improves the shape and shade of teeth.

2. How does the treatment work?

At your consultation, your professional dentist will examine the condition of the teeth and will determine how much composite bonding is required to achieve the look you desire.

An etchant gel is used as the tooth is required to be cleaned in preparation for the next step. A small amount of bonding agent is applied to the tooth. This treatment is non-invasive and pain-free.

The dentist will choose a resin that matches the shade on your own teeth as closely as possible to ensure that you will be more than satisfied with your smile.

The composite resin is then placed upon the tooth and is sculpted to ensure that your final results look as natural as possible.

The curing restoration begins and the bonding begins to immediately harden under the UV light. The hardened resin is gently polished and then you will have a tooth that is less damaged, more white and visibly more straight.

3. Is Composite Bonding Pain-free?

The answer is yes.

Composite bonding is a treatment that requires no extraction of materials, no preparation of the teeth and no anaesthetic. Due to the artistic nature of the procedure, the treatment time will be longer than normal white fillings, to ensure the bonding is executed with perfection.

A lot of people opt for composite bonding here at Dental Beauty, because the process is essentially pain-free.

The non-invasive treatment transforms your smile in one appointment, as opposed to other treatments which require multiple visits. A few hours after your treatment is done and the tooth is settled, you will be able to eat as normal with no discomfort.

4. How long does Composite Bonding last?

On average composite bonding lasts for 5 years. Eventually, after many years have passed, the resin will wear down.
It is important to note that the longevity of composite bonding is dependent on many factors.

Those factors include

The type of bonding used: Here at Dental Beauty, we use the right amount of high-quality resin that help you achieve long-lasting results
Lifestyle and Habits: if you are a smoker, only naturally, the composite bonding does not last as long in comparison to a non-smoker.
Diet: Consuming food and beverages that are unhealthy for you will undoubtedly reduce the longevity of your bonding

Aftercare: Just like you would normally upkeep your teeth by brushing and flossing every day, nothing changes with bonding. The more consistent and careful you are the longer your composite bonding will last.

5. How much does Composite Bonding cost?

Composite Bonding starts from £180 per tooth and in some cases goes to £400 depending on the circumstances of the patient. Every patient is unique and that is why it is vital for our qualified dentist to schedule a one-on-one consultation to inspect your teeth and create a bespoke package suitable to your needs!

6. How can I care for my Composite Bonding

A few hours after your composite bonding treatment, you will be able to resume consuming food and beverages as normal.

To ensure your composite bonding remains strong and stain-free, here are a few tips to follow:

Avoid beverages that may stain your teeth such as coffee, tea and red wine for 48 hours after your treatment.
Keep clear from tobacco products, such as cigarettes, as this will cause yellow discolouration on your teeth.
Keep away from habits such as biting your nails and other objects that may chip at the material and cause wear and tear over time.
Do a hygiene check-up at Dental Beauty regularly to maintain good oral health
Just like you would normally upkeep your teeth by brushing and flossing every day, nothing changes with bonding. The more consistent and careful you are the longer your composite bonding will last.

If you follow these recommendations, you can be sure that your composite bond will last for years.

7. Where can i get Composite Bonding

Composite bonding is a treatment that is available at all our practices.
Getting the treatment you deserve should not be an inconvenience, that’s why we have over 30 different practices that can meet your needs wherever you are

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