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- Fix chipped, cracked or misaligned teeth
- Less invasive
- Quick procedure
1 hour per tooth
1 – 2
Composite bonding is a process which uses tooth-coloured materials to restore cracks, chips and misalignment in your teeth. Composite bonding is quicker, cheaper and less invasive than crowns or implants.
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Composite bonding can be used to alter and improve the shape, alignment, size and colour of your natural teeth. We use a tooth-coloured resin, which we bond directly onto your natural tooth. This way, we can craft the smile you want without having to damage or remove your natural teeth.
Unlike other treatments, your teeth do not need to be re-shaped before the composite bonding process. This means that you can build the smile you want, without compromising your natural teeth. A tooth-coloured resin is applied to your natural teeth. Once this has set, we polish and reshape the resin to match your natural teeth with the shape, size, colour and alignment you want.
Composite Bonding in Esher and Wandsworth
Here at the Neem Tree we offer the best composite bonding in Esher and Wandsworth. The composite bonding process is quick, taking only 1 hour per tooth on average. We can perform composite bonding with or without anaesthetic, it will depend on your individual case.
If you want to improve your smile or fix any chips or cracks in your teeth, composite bonding may be the ideal solution. Other treatments are available, such as dental veneers, so book an appointment with on of our practices to find out more about your options for composite bonding in Esher and Wandsworth.
Contact us today to find out more about composite bonding from one of our practices.
Composite Bonding: Before and After
|Composite Veneers||from £650|
|Porcelain Veneers||from £1,200|
|Dental Bridge (per unit)||from £985|
|Dental Crowns (Anterior)||from £985|
|Dental Crowns (Posterior)||£1,200|
|Same-day Crowns – Anterior (Esher only)||£1,450|
|Same-day Crowns – Posterior (Esher only)||£1,200|
|Composite Bonding||from £255|
Composite Bonding FAQs
What is Composite Bonding?
Composite bonding is an affordable way to achieve the smile you are dreaming of. It’s a cosmetic procedure that can be used to fix chipped, discoloured, or fractured teeth.
Unlike some other dental procedures, composite bonding does not affect the structure of the original tooth. It’s also a quick process that produces excellent results which can last for several years.
There is more than one type of composite bonding:
- Composite edge bonding is used to make small changes to the shape or length of a tooth.
- Composite veneers are used to cover the whole front surface of a tooth.
Is composite bonding right for you?
Asking yourself the question, “Is composite bonding right for me?” Your dentist will advise you whether composite bonding is appropriate in your case. They will also tell you which type of composite bonding is the best choice for you.
Generally, the only time when composite bonding may not be recommended is if there is a greater chance of staining. For example, this may be the case if someone has crooked teeth or is a smoker.
Your dentist will always be happy to discuss your options with you, such as opting for porcelain veneers instead.
How does composite bonding work?
The composite bonding process is normally completed during one visit. This process is as follows:
- Tooth enamel is cleaned with an acidic gel.
- Composite resin is applied to the tooth in small amounts so that the right colour and shape result is achieved.
- The resin is set using a UV light.
- The set resin is polished, and the overall result is refined.
The process is non-invasive, and no anaesthetic is required.
What are the benefits of composite bonding?
There are several benefits to be had from choosing composite bonding:
- Results are immediate
- Generally, only one visit to the dentist is required
- The procedure is non-invasive
- It’s a cost-effective way of achieving a revitalised smile
- There is no damage to tooth structure
- No pain is involved
Overall, composite bonding is an excellent way of improving your smile at an affordable cost.
How much does composite bonding cost?
Our composite bonding treatments start from £255. However, you will need to discuss this with your dentist as the price will vary depending on your treatment.
Are there alternatives to composite bonding?
There are alternatives that are more expensive and more invasive, but which produce longer lasting results. Usually, there are two main alternatives that you can discuss with your dentist.
A veneer is a thin piece of porcelain that is moulded to be a custom fit for your tooth. It’s bonded to the front of the tooth and is a good way to close unsightly gaps between teeth.
A crown fits over a remaining portion of a tooth. It functions in exactly the same way as a natural tooth does. Porcelain crowns also look like natural teeth and are almost indistinguishable from every other tooth in a person’s mouth.
Both of these options produce longer lasting results than composite bonding, but they also cost. more. You can expect to pay around £500-£1,000 per tooth for veneers and £650-£1,200 per tooth for crowns. The exact cost depends on individual circumstances.
It’s also important to understand that both of these alternatives to composite bonding are more invasive. Your tooth will need to be cut down and/or shaped for a veneer or a crown to be fitted. This involves removing part of what might be a healthy tooth.
None of this is necessary during the composite bonding process.
Your dentist will advise you about the best treatment path for you and whether composite bonding, veneers, or crowns are you best option in terms of outcome and cost.
How long do composite bonding results last?
If you care for your teeth well, you can expect composite bonding to last for around 2-5 years. This is not as long as porcelain veneers which last for around 10-15 years or crowns which last for around 15 years or more.
In order to sustain the effects of composite bonding for as long as possible, you should avoid hard foods to prevent cracking and other damage.
Does composite bonding damage my teeth?
The composite bonding process is completely non-invasive. This means that no changes are made to the structure of your tooth and there is no damage. The resin is simply applied to the existing tooth.
How many teeth should be involved in the composite bonding process?
The number of teeth to be treated depends on your personal circumstances and the results you are aiming for. Normally, treating a minimum of the upper six teeth is a good idea as this helps to ensure symmetry in your mouth.
Your dentist is able to advise you about this in more detail. They will take photographs at different angles so that you can fully appreciate which teeth can be seen when you smile and are aware of which teeth should be treated.
You can then have a full discussion with your dentist before making a final decision about which teeth to include in the treatment.
Can lower teeth be treated using cosmetic bonding?
Cosmetic bonding is normally carried out on upper teeth. However, it may be possible to treat lower teeth in some circumstances. Your dentist will assess whether there is enough space for the process to be completed. They will also consider your bite when determining if treatment of your lower teeth is appropriate.