Composite bonding is one of the most in-demand dental treatments currently available at Beresford Dental Clinic. Our team of dental professionals utilise their many years of expertise to give you back the confidence you may have lacked due to chips, cracks, or stains, appearing when you smile.
But how does it work and how do you know it is the treatment for you?
Let us explain so that as soon as you are ready, you can book a dental appointment with the experts at the London-based Beresford Dental Clinic and enjoy smiling again! Simply read below and then contact us to have your appointment booked!
What is composite bonding?
Composite bonding is the process of applying a dental composite to the teeth to improve their appearance. Used for filling chips, cracks or gaps, a perfect smile can be acquired in just one quick, pain-free visit to our dental clinic.
How it works
We first assess what you need and explain the procedure. Should you be happy, we can proceed!
Upon arrival our dental expert will ensure your teeth are clean and prepared for the treatment, we then prime your tooth, or teeth, to ensure that the composite will adhere correctly to your natural teeth. We can then move forward and start to apply the resin.
The resin we use is matched to your teeth to ensure the exact colour is replicated. This way, you would never even notice where it has been applied! You can choose the colour yourself and with our assistance find the perfect type to match your natural teeth.
When fixed to the tooth, it is then shaped to it so that not only do you have the correct colour, but also the correct size and shape too! It’s the perfect way to smooth out any of those imperfections that have seen you grimace rather than smile!
Composite bonding is a quick form of dental treatment and visiting Beresford Dental Clinic for the procedure requires just one pain-free visit to have you smiling and feeling confident again. Composite bonding is not currently available on the NHS so should you be looking to rectify stains, chips, or cracks, speak to our team today to have a worry-free appointment booked.
How long does composite bonding last?
Composite bonding is done with the long term in mind, but it is not permanent. As long as you look after your teeth with the best possible care, a composite bond can last close to 10 years, sometimes more. However, should you not look after your teeth, damage to the composite could happen at any time and require a further visit to have the process completed again. Our team at Beresford Dental Clinic will be able to advise on the best ways to care for your teeth after the process has been completed.
Advantages of composite bonding teeth
Composite bonding is often chosen over other dental procedures due to the fact it is fast, painless, and can be completed in just one visit. Furthermore, should you decide that after having this process completed you aren’t sure if it is for you, it can be reversed! With no changes or damage to your natural teeth either, composite bonding provides an affordable solution you can benefit from.
Perhaps the main advantage is that it helps bring back your smile and confidence. With gaps and cracks removed, your smile returns, and you can begin to feel much happier in yourself! Feel free to contact our team today to find out more about why composite bonding could work for you.
Disadvantages of composite bonding
Whilst composite bonding is affordable, quick, and pain-free it isn’t as strong as your natural teeth. This can often result in chipping if due care is not taken. Old habits such as biting your nails, chewing on a pencil, or other hard objects could see chips appear sooner rather than later and harm the longevity of your dental bonding. As long as you treat your teeth well, you can expect them to last a long time.
Composite bonding before and after
Before attending the clinic for a composite bonding appointment, it is best to ensure that your teeth are as clean as possible. Booking a visit to your dentist before attending your composite bonding appointment would be advised, that way any tartar or signs of decay may be treated. In some cases, you may also wish to have a tooth whitening session booked in. This way your composite bonding will match your teeth when they look their best.
Once the process has been completed, you should avoid products that may stain teeth for 48 hours. Tea, coffee, and smoking are all items that cause significant staining, but many foods can too. For the initial 24 hours after your composite bonding appointment, stick to soft foods only. This allows your bonding to get to its full strength and helps increase the lifespan of your dental bonding.
Composite bonding can fracture, so avoid biting directly with the front bonded teeth on hard or tough foods. Apples, nuts, and boiled sweets for example can all fracture your new composite bonding if care is not taken. In addition, brush and floss teeth every day and look to have them cleaned professionally twice a year.
How much is composite bonding UK?
To have composite bonding in the UK, prices will vary per clinic you speak to. Our advice, contact your dental clinic in advance to get an approximate idea of costs. Composite bonding is priced per tooth and you can expect to pay from just under £200 to well over £400 in many cases. Composite bonding is not available on the NHS.
How to whiten composite bonding
You should only opt to whiten your teeth before composite bonding is booked in. That way you can have the composite colour match your teeth when they are at their best. Once the procedure has been carried out, you are not able to whiten the bonding any further. However, you can always replace composite bonding to match the rest of your teeth if you were to book a whitening appointment after the bonding has been carried out.
Alternatives to composite bonding
There are a few alternative options you could consider if you think your teeth need treating and at Beresford Dental, we can help. Crowns and veneers are both popular alternatives, but it should be noted that these do cause some damage to your teeth. For these procedures to work, parts of the tooth being treated will be removed or cut down. This can often lead to people looking for an alternative option and instead opting for composite bonding.
Composite bonding London
If you are in, or indeed around London, choose Beresford Dental for your composite bonding. With a team of established professionals, we work with care, cost and courtesy in mind to ensure that you are completely comfortable with us and the appointment itself.
Located in Victoria, we offer flexible appointments that can fit around the busy lives many Londoners encounter. Whether it be during the week or at the weekend, in the day or the evening, Beresford Dental Clinic is here for you.
With the latest dental technology at our fingertips, we can guarantee a smooth process from booking through to procedure so that you feel totally at ease every step of the way. With a host of dental treatments available, why not contact us today to find out more?