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Composite bonding is most commonly used to repair a chipped, broken, or cracked tooth, as well as to build more shape onto a malformed, misaligned, or stunted tooth.

While porcelain veneers are caps that fit over the whole tooth, composite bonding (also known as dental bonding) crafts on top of the natural tooth in buildable amounts. This method lets us choose whether to treat specific problem areas or the whole tooth. We can achieve bespoke shaping and shade-match the composite to your smile, so your cosmetic dentistry looks subtle and undetectable while transforming chipped or discoloured teeth. We can do this with you in our dentist’s chair, and the teeth require minimal/no preparation, unlike their porcelain counterparts.


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WHy choose composite bonding treatment?

Composite bonding is a versatile and minimally invasive cosmetic dental procedure that offers several advantages, making it a popular choice for those looking to enhance their smile without extensive dental work.

Minimally Invasive: One of the biggest draws of composite bonding is its non-invasive nature. Unlike porcelain veneers that often require significant reshaping and preparation of the natural tooth, composite bonding involves minimal to no removal of the tooth structure. This helps preserve the natural integrity of your teeth while still achieving significant cosmetic improvements.

Cost-Effective: Composite bonding is generally more affordable than other cosmetic dental procedures such as veneers or crowns. It offers a cost-effective solution for improving the appearance of your smile, making it accessible to more people who want cosmetic enhancements without a hefty price tag.

Immediate Results: The entire composite bonding process can typically be completed in just one dental visit. This means you can walk out of your dentist’s office with a transformed smile in about an hour, making it a perfect option for those looking for quick results.

Customisable: The material used in composite bonding can be closely matched to the shade of your existing teeth, ensuring a natural-looking result. Your dentist can sculpt the composite to correct chips, gaps, and stains, or to improve the shape and contour of your teeth, providing a tailored approach to meet your specific aesthetic needs.

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Firstly, an initial consultation is required to assess if your oral health is stable and discuss which treatments will help you achieve your desired results. You can choose to have as many, or as little teeth treated as you like.

Composite materials vary hugely, we only use the most premium which is hard wearing and strong, whilst having the aesthetic appearance of enamel. Before applying the composite resin material, the teeth are cleaned and dried well. When applying the composite, it is initially soft and shareable, enabling the dentist to craft it into the shape desired. It is then hardened using a process known as curing, under a bright light. Finally, the composite is polished to perfection for that lasting shine.

How Much Does Composite Bonding Cost?

Whilst composite bonding can be done on a single tooth, our composite bonding packages are also available for every level of desire. All of our packages include a hygiene appointment with airflow stain removal, in-chair and home whitening, and an Essix retainer to help protect your new smile.

  • Single Tooth: £349
  • Silver: 4 Composites £1999
  • Gold: 6 Composites £2650
  • Platinum: 8 Composites £3250
  • Diamond: 10 Composites £3499
  • Ultimate: 12 Composites £3999
Before and After pictures of teeth composite bonding.

composite bonding aftercare

After undergoing cosmetic composite bonding, it’s important to follow proper aftercare instructions to maintain the longevity and aesthetics of the bonded teeth.

Here are some essential tips for cosmetic composite bonding aftercare:

Remember, while composite bonding is durable, it is not as strong as natural teeth. Proper aftercare and maintenance, along with regular dental visits, will help ensure the longevity and aesthetic appeal of your bonded teeth.

dental bonding frequently asked questions

Composite bonding typically lasts between 5 to 7 years, depending on the location of the bonded tooth and your oral hygiene practices. Factors like eating habits, oral hygiene, and regular dental visits can influence the longevity of the bonding. With proper care and maintenance, some bondings may last even longer before needing touch-ups or replacement.

Yes, composite bonding can be applied to just one tooth. This flexibility makes it ideal for addressing specific cosmetic concerns such as a chipped, cracked, or discoloured tooth. Bonding a single tooth can dramatically improve the uniformity and appearance of your smile by seamlessly blending with your natural teeth.

Dental bonding is often worth it for those looking for a cost-effective and minimally invasive way to enhance their smile. It is particularly beneficial for correcting minor cosmetic issues like chips, gaps, and staining in teeth. Additionally, the quick and painless procedure, coupled with the immediate transformation it offers, makes composite bonding a valuable choice for many seeking aesthetic dental improvements.

Yes, you can have both teeth whitening and composite bonding, and combining these treatments is quite common for achieving a comprehensive smile makeover. However, it’s important to sequence the treatments correctly. Typically, teeth whitening should be performed first. This allows the teeth to reach the desired shade of whiteness, ensuring that the composite resin used in the bonding process can be accurately matched to the new, lighter colour of your whitened teeth.

Composite bonding is usually considered a cosmetic procedure and therefore not available on the NHS. The NHS typically covers dental treatments that are clinically necessary to maintain oral health. To get a better understanding of how much composite bonding could cost, see our packages and pricing above.