Enhance your smile with composite bonding

How composite bonding works

Composite bonding, sometimes referred to as dental bonding, involves the application of white composite resin on the teeth, the same material used in white fillings. The composite resin is carefully shaped and smoothed to match the surrounding teeth by your dentist, improving the appearance of your smile.

Once applied the resin is then hardened with an ultraviolet light, this allows your dentist to further define and shape the resin to match the rest of your teeth. We are proud to provide this treatment at our practices across Scotland.

What is composite bonding used for? 

Composite bonding, is one of the easiest and most affordable cosmetic dental treatments and can be used to resolve a number of imperfections or issues you’d like to fix, including:

  • Enhancing the shape and colour of your tooth, or multiple teeth
  • Increasing the length of your tooth, or multiple teeth to create a fuller smile
  • Fixing cracked or chipped teeth
  • Removing gaps between teeth

However, if you are generally happy with your teeth but just wish to make your smile brighter and more complete, then composite bonding may be an excellent option for you.

Composite Bonding Before & After

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Is everyone suitable for composite bonding?

Although most patients will be suitable if they have maintained good oral health, there may be certain circumstances where a patient is not suitable.  For example, this may include if the teeth have significant decay, or extreme crowding or overlapping in the mouth.

Your dentist will advise during your consultation if you are suitable to proceed, or if another cosmetic treatment will be a better option.

How much does composite bonding treatment cost?

This treatment is generally seen as a less expensive cosmetic alternative to veneers and crowns, costing from £150 per tooth. This will vary depending on the amount of resin required for treatment.

How long does composite bonding last?

When looked after correctly, dental bonding can last as long as 5-7 years before needing replaced.

It is important to maintain excellent oral hygiene and ensure you are scheduling regular check-ups with your dentist to ensure your composite bonding is well looked after and to avoid staining.

Does composite bonding hurt?

It is unlikely that this treatment will hurt or cause any pain for the patient. It is minimally invasive and does not require the patient to be sedated.

Interested in Composite Bonding?

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