Composite bonding is a form of dental veneers that require no drilling and no injection for instantly transforming your smile! By process of adding composite resin material that matches the colour of your teeth, the shape and size of the teeth are modified till the desirable result is achieved. Composite bonding is simple and a non invasive way of changing your smile when it is done by a skilled and artistic cosmetic dentist!
In dentistry, placement of a thin layer of a material over a tooth is referred to dental veneer or laminate. Composite bonding, also known as composite veneer or dental bonding, is a layer of resin base material that in most cases is directly placed on the tooth and then shaped, contoured and polished to a nice finish. They are different to porcelain veneers as composite bonding is made from resin polymers plus fillers.
“One of the advantages of a composite veneer is that it does not need to fully cover all of a tooth. In this case, except the two front teeth, only the upper half of the teeth next to the gum are covered with composite veneers to mask the yellow discolouration of the teeth in the least invasive way. Such a technique is not possible with porcelain veneers”.
Almost anyone can have composite bonding. These dental bondings can be used to;
composite bonding or dental bonding is one of the least invasive methodsfor improving your smile. In comparison to alternative option of porcelain veneers, composite bonding benefits can be listed as:
Our fee is based on our skill, experience, how long it takes to complete the work and its complexity. We are charging for each composite bonding between £250 to £350. This is subject to change and please for more up to date cost see our fees page. Our fees puts composite bonding in a lower price range than porcelain veneers.
To compare with porcelain veneers as an alternative option:
Composite bonding, on average, last about 3-5 years in comparison with porcelain veneers lasting about 7-10 years on average, although the majority of the dental veneers last a lot longer. In many cases we have seen dental bonding to last 10 years or longer and 20 years with porcelain veneers. The secret to longer lasting dental veneers is keeping good oral hygiene and maintenance and using night guards if you are bruxist.
Unlike porcelain veneers, composite bonding does not break or it is very rare for it come off in the same way as with porcelain veneers. Composite bonding can chip for a variety of reasons with biting and chewing on hard food being the most common reasons or grinding and clenching teeth. But even if they do break, Composite bonding is usually easily repaired in one visit. This is not the same with porcelain veneers.
Once your suitability is assessed in your free no obligation consultation for composite bonding, in vast majority of cases, you are advised to consider a “Trial Smile”. A trial smile is a process of making the changes to your teeth on a cast model of them first. Based on the shape and design you wish to have for your composite bonding and your teeth, the dental technician, using wax, makes the desirable shape and dental bonding on the cast model of your teeth. it is therefore a mock build up of the composite bonding to allow you to see what shape teeth you will end up with.
This is done by taking an impression of your teeth and sending it to the lab. Based on your requests and expectations, the modifications are made to your teeth on the cast model by an experienced dental technician.
In the meantime, if you have decided to whiten your teeth first, you proceed with the teeth whitening. When you are happy with the whitening result, the composite bonding are directly added to your teeth, shaped, contoured and polished to get that beautiful smile you are looking for.
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Composite bonding cost between £250-£350 each
1-3 years 0% finance available