Composite Bonding | Cyncoed | Cardiff | Private Dentist
Composite Bonding In Cyncoed, Cardiff
Composite bonding is growing in popularity among UK cosmetic dental treatments. It offers an immediate way to achieve perfect-looking teeth without the need for injections or drilling. For those of you who are new to composite bonding, it is exactly what is sounds like. The technique involves bonding a composite material to your teeth and then adjusting its shape until you have the smile of your dreams.
Composite bonding is a great way to close diastema (small gaps in the teeth.) It‘s a simple process. A bonding that matches the colour of your teeth is attached to the teeth on either side of the gap.
Sometimes teeth are too stained for whitening or polishing to have an effect. In these cases, composite veneers are a good option. A thin layer of composite bonding is attached to the surface of the tooth and then polished until it matches the natural shape of the tooth.
Chips and repairs
Composite bonding is a great alternative to crowns or veneers in cases of chipped or damaged teeth. Just like a filling, any gap can be filled with composite bonding. Bonding can also be used to fix chips at the edges of teeth, where it can be polished to match the existing tooth.
3 Steps to Composite Bonding
Smile Design Consultation
Book a ‘Smile Design’ consultation and speak too a member of our dental team about the teeth or tooth you would like to change. We will explain the best treatment options for you and how much they might cost.
Smile Design Dentist Consultation
Now that you know which treatment you may want to have it’s time to meet one of our dentists. They will carry out a scan of your teeth and provide you with an accurate treatment plan to achieve your desired results.
Using the ‘Smile Design’ plan you have created with your dentist and expert team will carry put the required treatment and put the finishing touches to your brand new smile.
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More about Composite Bonding
Probably not. Composite bonding doesn’t require much preparation to the tooth before the procedure, meaning that injections or anaesthetic are rarely needed.
As long as it is properly cared for, composite bonding usually lasts around five years. We advise composite bonding patients to book a polishing session once a year. This will help to maintain the bonding.
As you can probably guess, composite bonding involves bonding a composite material to your teeth and then altering its shape and colour to match the rest of your teeth.
Prices for composite bonding start at just £125 for minor repairs. If composite veneers are also needed, you can expect to pay up to £250 per tooth.
Not at all! In fact, composite bonding uses the same material as a normal white filling. If you ever change your mind, the composite can be easily removed without harming the tooth.
We’re often asked about composite bonding vs porcelain veneers. The truth is that there are pros and cons to both. Composite has a shorter lifespan than porcelain and isn’t as good at maintaining its colour. On the other hand, composite costs significantly less and the procedure is less invasive. If you’re wondering which treatment is best for you, don’t hesitate to get in touch with our team.
Yes, composite bonding costs less than porcelain veneers. This is because the process and the materials are cheaper, and the treatment is quicker to perform.
Filling a cavity, crack or chip with composite bonding is good for the teeth because it restores their original shape and prevents any further damage or decay.
Yes. Since composite bonding can’t be whitened, it is a good idea to undergo whitening treatment beforehand. It’s best to leave a week or two after whitening so that teeth can find their natural white colour. The composite bonding can then be matched to this shade.
Yes you can. Your dentist can remove composite bonding whenever you wish.
Cost of Composite Bonding
The cost of composite bonding varies according to the amount of bonding and the amount of work that is needed. Generally speaking, prices for cosmetic bonding start at £120 for minor repairs. Composite bonding with veneers is more expensive, often costing up to £395 per tooth.