Composite Bonding West London

Composite bonding is a well-established technique to repair or cosmetically alter the shape of a tooth or close gaps between teeth.

Composite bonding involves preparing the surface of the tooth by applying an etchant gel which opens up microscopic pores in the enamel.

The tooth surface is then coated with a bonding varnish which when cured, creates a very sticky surface for the composite filler to be attached.

The composite resin is colour matched to the tooth being filled and is then added (and set) in small increments to build up the shape of the tooth to the desired proportions. Once the shape has been created the material is finished by polishing to a high glaze.

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Composite Bonding Technique

This bonding technique can be carried out over a number of teeth to replace lost enamel, protect remaining enamel, and cosmetically reshape the teeth as part of a smile design process.

Composite bonding is a minimally invasive approach and can be a cost-effective alternative to dental veneers. The technique is not as robust as dental veneers, and the aesthetics achieved, while generally deliver a significant improvement, will not match those of dental veneers, which could be considered as an option at a later date.

Composite bonding is particularly useful in repairing worn out edges, typically as a result of teeth grinding. Worn edges can ‘age’ the teeth and make them appear unsightly. By using composite bonding, the edges of the teeth can be safely and painlessly restored often without the need for any anaesthetic injections or drilling.

If you have any exposed enamel from gum recession, chipping, or teeth grinding, or would just like to replace any discoloured existing fillings, please speak to our dentists about composite bonding.

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Dr Sofi Baig Cosmetic Dentist

Composite Bonding FAQs

What is composite bonding?

This is the application of tooth coloured filling material using dental adhesive technology.

Why would I need composite bonding?

If you have broken, discoloured or sensitive teeth, composite bonding can be a way of helping with these problems. It can also be used to close gaps between teeth or improve the angle of a tooth.

Is composite bonding painful?

No! This technique can often be used without drilling or local anaesthetic injections.

How long does composite bonding last?

Composite bonding should last up to seven years, but this is very much dependent on dietary factors and habits such as teeth grinding. Composite bonding is subject to more wear and tear than ceramic crowns, and veneers.

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