What is it?

Composite bonding is a minimally invasive cosmetic dentistry procedure done to contour and shape front teeth to make them appear straighter, longer, wider, to close gaps between the teeth, or to cover intrinsic staining/defects.

Composite bonding is a safe and popular treatment option for patients wishing to improve their smile without compromising healthy tooth structure.

How does it Work?

After discussing your desires and expectations, we start treatment. Composite bonding involves applying a filling material called composite to the edges or corners of teeth in the same shade as that of your natural teeth. This may also be called ‘composite edge bonding.’ The composite is then shaped and contoured to replicate the optimum appearance of a natural tooth. Composite bonding can be done on just one tooth or on multiple teeth. Most commonly, patients opt for composite bonding on the front six upper teeth in order to create a symmetrical smile. When the composite is added to the full front surface of a tooth, this is called a composite veneer.

No injections are required for composite bonding and no drilling is done to healthy tooth structure as we believe in preserving your natural tooth structure as much as possible.

Side Effects

Depending on your habits, such as smoking, grinding teeth, and eating hard foods with your front teeth, composite may stain or chip. To prevent this, post treatment instructions are given and regular six monthly checkups are done to assess the need for maintenance. Stained or chipped composites can be adjusted at any point by cleaning, polishing, or adding composite to chipped areas.

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A seamless service pre and post treatment

Having had braces at an early age, I have visited plenty of dentists in my lifetime and after several negative experiences, My experience with Dr Yusra stood out because she was someone with an immense knowledge of what she does, affable and accommodating, and her work is always impeccable.... READ MORE

A seamless service pre and post treatment

Having had braces at an early age, I have visited plenty of dentists in my lifetime and after several negative experiences, My experience with Dr Yusra stood out because she was someone with an immense knowledge of what she does, affable and accommodating, and her work is always impeccable. Dr Yusra has put a lot of effort into providing a seamless service pre and post treatment. The atmosphere is very friendly, and options/treatments are always clearly explained and her professional opinion is always available to help you decide. It’s easy to build a rapport with Dr Yusra and her team, which means you’re comfortable explaining exactly what you want, however long that takes, she has the patience for it. Dr Yusra completed my composite bonding work for me 6 years ago now, and they have been perfect ever since, her attention to detail was flawless and she really took the time to ensure my teeth looked aesthetically pleasing from every angle. Her eye for tailor made perfection made a massive difference to the end result. I can’t think of ever having to go to another Dentist or dental surgery again.

Dental Care

Treatment Summary

  • Treatment time Individual tooth - 30 minutes, Full arch - 4 hours
  • Pain None
  • Results Immediately after your composite bonding appointment
  • Results Duration 5-7 years
  • Price Per tooth: Composite edge bonding: £200 Diastema closure: £300 Composite veneers: £350

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