What is composite bonding?
Composite bonding is the addition of composite filling material to the teeth to correct their shape and appearance. It is non-invasive and does not damage the natural tooth structure. Composite material is simply added to the teeth and can be used to correct worn, chipped, stained or misshapen teeth, and to close gaps.
We offer composite bonding at our Jesmond (Newcastle) clinic, our Ponteland clinic and our Stanley clinic.
How long does composite bonding take?
It usually only takes one appointment of about 1-2 hours to complete the composite bonding process, meaning you can leave the same day with an enhanced smile!
Our dentist will use a shade guide to choose a putty-like composite resin that most closely matches the shade of your teeth.
Then, after preparing the teeth with conditioning fluid to help the bonding process, the composite material is applied and smoothed to the correct shape on the surface of the tooth.
Afterwards, the material is hardened with a light, which ‘bonds’ the material to the tooth.
Finally, our dentist will polish the material to match the rest of the teeth.
And voila! Your new smile is ready.
Is composite bonding permanent?
The beauty of composite bonding is that it does not have to be a wholly permanent change to your smile. The bonded composite can be removed if necessary, leaving your natural tooth the same as always underneath.
This is in comparison to porcelain veneers, which require the teeth to be trimmed before the veneer is applied over the top.
Composite bonding is non-invasive and provides great results.
How much does it cost?
The fee depends on the number of teeth that are to be bonded. Your dentist will be able to advise you of the cost before any treatment begins.
Find our more about composite bonding on our blog here.
- A free consultation
- A bespoke treatment plan
- Interest free credit for any treatment over £350
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