Beautifully sculpted white filling material to refine and enhance your already beautiful teeth.
WHAT IS COMPOSITE BONDING
Composite bonding is a highly effective, minimally-invasive treatment that is a great way to quickly improve the appearance of your smile.
It requires adding a tooth-coloured resin on to the surface of the tooth, and shaping it to mask imperfections, such as tooth cracks, gaps, discolorations, and chips.
Composite bonding can dramatically transform your smile’s appearance in a single visit; get a new smile today!
WHY COMPOSITE BONDING
FIX DAMAGED AND CHIPPED TEETH
THREE STEPS TO YOUR DREAM SMILE
Meet our lovely team and your dentist and chat about all of your options, the procedure and receive a thorough health check of your teeth and mouth.
1. Meet the team
2. Full Dental Check up
3. Oral Cancer assessment
5. 3D Intra-Oral Scan
How many visits will it take?The composites themselves are done in one appointment. We will always book a consultation appointment first. Most people will have a review and polishing appointment after to ensure they are completely happy.
How long does Composite Bonding last?Composite Bonding will eventually need repair and replacement. On average composite bonding lasts between 3-6 years however this can vary depending on your bite and whether you have any habits such as clenching your teeth, grinding your teeth or biting nails.
Will I need an injection?Most cases do not need any needles or injections
Will my teeth need to be drilled?In most cases composite is applied with no obvious drilling to the natural tooth. For cases that require tooth adjustment, you will be advised beforehand in the consultation appointment.
How many teeth do I need treated with Composite Bonding?Each case is different and there is no minimum number of teeth to have composite bonding. In order to gain optimal aesthetic results most patients require approximately 8-10 composite restorations. This allows for a more uniform and symmetrical smile.
Do your teeth have to be straight before having composite bonding?Slight crowding or issues with tooth position can be masked with composite however we usually recommend straightening teeth first if there are more significant misalignments. This prevents bulky composite bonding and/or the need to drill tooth structure.
Composite Bonding or Ceramic Veneers?Composite bonding is a single session appointment option which is great to correct smaller imperfections, chips, cracks and minor spacing between the teeth. Ceramic Veneers are made by a dental laboratory and are thin (contact lense-style) pieces of ceramic which are bonded onto the tooth. There is often some removal of tooth structure to make space for the veneer however this is not always required (in the case of 'no-prep' veneers) and is often very minimal (minimal-prep veneers) when teeth are straight. They are more costly than composite bonding and harder to repair however are more resistant to staining and chipping and look very natural.
What happens during my Composite Bonding appointment?You will have a gentle silicone mask placed over your lips to protect them during treatment, this is called an Optragate. The tooth surface is thoroughly cleaned and then prepared with a gel that roughens the surface microscopically. Composite filling material is then applied to the teeth and shaped before being set with a blue light (light cure). Layers are added until the tooth reaches the desired shape and then the teeth are finished with a series of gentle polishers to make them shine like natural teeth.