Composite bonding can significantly improve your smile by filling in gaps, chips, or cracks in your teeth with tooth-coloured composite resin. It can also lengthen teeth that are too short or correct teeth that are misshapen with fantastic results. The treatment involves a small amount of resin which will be added to the affected tooth or teeth to improve its proportions, colour and appearance.
What will the treatment involve?
We will usually numb the tooth and its surrounding area with a local anaesthetic, and will slightly roughen the surface of the tooth to help the composite resin to bond properly. We will then apply the composite resin, and polish it to make it virtually indistinguishable from your natural tooth.
How long will the treatment take?
Depending on the size and complexity of the composite bonding required, appointments can be booked for 1-3 hours. If you would rather have a series of shorter appointments as opposed to fewer longer appointments, we are absolutely able to accommodate this, so please let us know.
How long will composite bonding last?
Composite bonding can last for many years as long as it is looked after well. It is still important to come in for your regular check-ups and hygienist visits to make sure your teeth are as clean and healthy as possible.
Will people be able to tell that I have had the treatment?
The composite will perfectly match the colour of your teeth to ensure a natural result, and so that no one will notice any difference from a natural tooth or teeth.
Does composite bonding work well with tooth whitening?
Yes! If you would like a whiter shade, we would always recommend whitening before having composite bonding treatment, as the composite resin used will be perfectly matched to the brighter shade of the surrounding teeth.
How much does composite bonding cost?
Composite bonding is a very difficult to quote for without having seen you for a consultation. As a guide price, we advise from £195 per tooth, however this does depend on the complexity of the treatment desired. We would always recommend that you come in for a cosmetic consultation before booking in for any treatment, to discuss the treatment desired and to give you a definitive idea of costs and timings.