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Composite Bonding

The pain-free way to transform your smile

Composite bonding is a revolutionary and stunning way to reshape and transform your smile- quickly and safely.

Also known as ‘cosmetic bonding’, this treatment is less invasive than veneers (because your natural tooth structure remains completely intact) and can be a very cost effective way to conceal spaces between teeth and repair small chips, cracks and fractures.

It can also be used to lengthen and reshape teeth to improve the overall aesthetic look of your smile.

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How it works

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Composite bonding uses a special resin, which your dentist applies directly onto your teeth to improve their overall look and feel.

The treatment is essentially pain-free, because there is no drilling involved and no anaesthesia needed, with results that can last anywhere from 5 - 7 years.

Best of all, you can transform your smile in one visit, which also saves you time and money!

Composites at a glance

Here are some of the ways you can benefit from a composite bonding treatment:
  • An ideal way to fix cracked, chipped or fractured teeth
  • Reshape and lengthen teeth to give your smile a more even appearance
  • Fill spaces and gaps
  • Protection against gum disease and decay by covering exposed roots
  • Pain-free as no needles or anesthetic are needed
  • Fast- most treatments can be completed in one visit
  • Your tooth’s health and natural structure are left completely unharmed.

The composite bonding procedure is as follows:

  • We clean your teeth to protect against infection and prepare them for the resin. Sometimes we may also recommend a tooth whitening treatment for optimal results
  • The resin is applied and shaped so your smile is even and natural looking
  • We shine UV light on the treated teeth to set and harden the resin
  • Your teeth are polished and any minor shaping or trimming is performed so your teeth look their very best!

AMAZING SMILES

AMAZING RESULTS

Amazing results from an unusual case

Amazing results using digitally planned composite bonding and avoided the only other alternative which was major surgery to the jaws and extensive orthodontics.

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Never too old to improve your smile

This lovely 65 year old lady didn’t want orthodontic appliances.

Composite bonding provided in a single visit was used to give an immediate result that she was happy with no injections and no drills.

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A beautiful result with no orthodontic treatment!

This 35 year old lady didn’t want to invest in the treatment time or cost of orthodontic care and preferred a quick simple result and happy to accept a compromise to improve the appearance of the upper anterior teeth.

Professional Zoom whitening was used to improve the shade and composite bonding used to improve the shape of the upper anterior teeth. Simple reversible option

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Bleaching and composite bonding treatment

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Composite bonding finished off with professional tooth whitening treatment

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Composite bonding used to close a space & level uneven edges.

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Restoration of tooth with composite filling

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A discouloured and chipped tooth restored

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Composite bonding of incisal teeth

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Composite bonding to improve the appearance of this smile

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WILL COMPOSITE BONDING HURT? IS IT SAFE?

The treatment we use has been proven safe and is approved by the FDA (Food and Drug Administration) in the United States. The long-term effects are well-known, but despite it safety record, it is incredibly important that it is administered by a qualified professional. 


How long will the treatment last? Is it permanent?

Like most cosmetic dental procedures, the better you look after your new composite bondings the more likely they are to last a long time. However, due to the nature of the resin material, it can stain over time (especially if you smoke or frequently drink large amounts of tea/coffee) and break or chip away. You should also be careful about the things you chew on- biting your nails or eating hard or sticky sweets can weaken the resin material. However, if you practice good oral hygiene, the treatment should last for 5 - 7 years without needing any repairs.


Does the treatment damage my teeth?

Unlike veneers- where your teeth are prepared in order to receive the veneers themselves- composite bonding  is added to the tooth surface either directly or using a digitally designed stent to ensure the optimum appearance. It is often possible to provide a “trial smile “ to allow the patient to see a prediction of the outcome.


Is composite bonding expensive?

Depending on your needs and expectations, composite bonding can be a very cost effective alternative to other cosmetic treatments, particularly veneers. Although veneers can last longer, they are more invasive, require at least two visits to the dental practice and are irreversible. Composite bonding, on the other hand, is non-invasive, can be easily repaired, be applied in one visit and are generally much cheaper than veneers.

Your dentist will be able to help you weigh the pros and cons of the alternative treatments available before you make a final decision.