Composite Bonding

Treatment

Quick, painless composite bonding is often done in one visit. As less enamel is removed than with veneers, the tooth structure is preserved.

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Composite Bonding
Composite Bonding

Got chipped, cracked or stained teeth?

We have just the solution.

Composite bonding in Birmingham is an excellent way of enhancing the overall appearance of your smile, requiring little to no preparation on your natural teeth.

We use the same composite material we use for white fillings to correct staining, repair chips, or even reduce the appearance of gaps between the teeth in just a single appointment. We can even adjust the shade of the material to match the rest of your teeth to achieve the most seamless, natural look.

How does composite bonding work?

The process begins with an initial consultation.

During this appointment, we’ll check if you’re eligible for the treatment, discuss the dental problems you’ve been having and how exactly you want your teeth to look.

On the day of your composite bonding appointment, your dentist will begin by roughening the surface of your tooth to help the composite material bond to it.

Then, they will apply a strong adhesive before placing the resin onto your tooth and finish by shaping it to match the rest of your natural teeth.

Finally, we’ll cure it with a special light and polish it for a smooth finish.

How does composite bonding work?

Does it hurt?

Composite bonding requires minimal tooth preparation beforehand, so it usually doesn’t hurt.

No anaesthetic is needed, and no permanent alterations are made to the natural structure of your teeth – as no drilling is necessary.

You may experience some sensitivity to heat and cold after the procedure, which an over-the-counter pain medication can relieve until your symptoms subside.

How should I care for my teeth after composite bonding?

There are a couple of things you can do to maintain the results of your composite bonding treatment.

Follow good oral hygiene practices by brushing your teeth twice every day and taking the time to floss.

Avoid substances known to stain the teeth, such as tea, coffee, and red wine for at least 48 hours after the procedure, as composite resin can stain in the same way as natural teeth.

You should also steer clear of biting into hard things like ice cubes or sweets and chewing on pens, fingernails, and other objects, as they have the potential to damage bonded teeth.

Dental care after composite bonding

How long does composite bonding last?

The lifespan of composite bonding can vary depending onvarious factors, including the type of bonding material used, the location ofthe restoration, and the individual’s oral hygiene habits. However, in general,composite bonding can last for 3–10 years before requiring touch-ups or replacements.

Proper oral hygiene and regular dental checkups can significantly extend the longevity of composite bonding. Brushing twice a day, flossing daily, and using fluoride tooth paste can help maintain the integrity of the bonding material and prevent decay or staining. Regular checkups allow the dentist to identify any potential issues early on and address them promptly to prevent damage to the bond.

Is it worth getting composite bonding?

Whether or not composite bonding is worth getting depends on your individual needs and preferences. It is a relatively affordable and durable treatment that can provide significant cosmetic benefits, such as repairing chipped, cracked, or discoloured teeth,closing gaps between teeth, and improving the overall shape of your smile.However, it is not as durable as natural teeth and may require touch-ups or replacements over time. It is also important to consider your lifestyle and budget when making this decision.

Do they shave your teeth for composite bonding?

In most cases, your teeth will not need to be shaved for composite bonding. The dentist will typically use a specialised adhesive to bond the composite material to your natural teeth. However, in some cases, the dentist may need to slightly roughen the surface of your teeth to improve the bonding strength. This is typically done with a very fine diamond bur, and it is not painful or invasive. The dentist will always discuss any necessary tooth preparation with you before you have the procedure.

How much is composite bonding in the UK?

The average cost of composite bonding in the UK is £250 per tooth. The minimum cost is £150, and the maximum cost is £400 per tooth. The cost will vary depending on the size of the tooth that needs to be bonded, the complexity of the procedure, and the dentist’s fees.

Here are some factors that can affect the cost of composite bonding:

  • Sizeof the tooth: The larger the tooth that needs to be bonded, the higher the cost.
  • Complexity of the procedure: More complex procedures, such as closing large gaps or reshaping teeth, may cost more.
  • Dentist’s fees: The cost of composite bonding will also vary depending on the dentist’s fees.

To get a more accurate estimate of the cost of composite bonding, get in contact with us today. They can assess the extent of your dental problem and provide you with a personalised quote.

Do bonded teeth look fake?

When done correctly,composite bonding should not look fake or stand out from your natural teeth. A skilled dentist can match the colour and texture of the composite material to your natural teeth, making it virtually undetectable. However, if the bonding is not done properly, it may look unnatural or yellowed compared to your natural teeth. It is important to choose a dentist who has experience with composite bonding and who can provide you with a natural-looking result.

How painful is composite bonding?

Composite bonding is generally considered to be a painless procedure. The dentist will use a local an aesthetic to numb the area where the bonding will be applied, so you will not feel any pain during the procedure. In some cases, you may feel some temporary sensitivity or discomfort after the procedure, but this usually goes away within a few days. Over-the-counter pain relievers, such as ibuprofen or acetaminophen, can help reduce any discomfort.

How many visits does composite bonding take?

Composite bonding is typically a one-visit procedure.However, for more complex cases or when multiple teeth need to be treated, it may require two or more visits. During the first visit, the dentist will clean and prepare the tooth for bonding. They will then apply a primer and adhesive to the tooth surface to create a strong bond. The composite material will then be applied and sculpted to the desired shape and colour. Finally, the dentist will cure the composite material with a special light. If multiple visits are required, the dentist will typically wait a few days between visits to allow the bonding to fully set before proceeding to the next tooth.

How many teeth do you get composite bonding on?

The number of teeth that you can get composite bonding on depends on the extent of your dental problem and the dentist’s recommendations. However, in general, you can get composite bonding on anywhere from 1 to 4 teeth per session. If you need to have more than four teeth bonded, you may need to come back for multiple sessions.

It is important to discuss your individual needs and preferences with us dentist before deciding how many teeth you should get composite bonding on. They can assess your dental problem and provide you with a personalised treatment plan.

 

Contact The Yardley Clinic Today!

Composite bonding in Birmingham is a simple and affordable solution to minor imperfections.

To book a consultation with one of our expert composite dentists, call us on 0121 752 3300 or email our reception team at info@theyardleyclinic.co.uk and we’ll respond to your enquiry as soon as possible!