For any light damage to your front teeth or contouring your bite surfaces on the back teeth, we can use composite bonding to rebuild teeth. Composite is a special dental resin made from a combination of plastic and glass. It can perfectly mimic tooth enamel and we can colour match it to your tooth colour so it fits seamlessly into your smile.  Composite can be built directly on your tooth so there is no need to strip away a layer of enamel. Bonding requires a degree of skill to accurately build up the shape of a tooth from scratch and we have restorative dentistry experts who make it appear as if there was no damage in the first place.

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Why have composite bonding?

  • Unlike other types of restorative and cosmetic treatments, there is no need to remove any of the tooth to make space for the restoration.
  • The treatment is quick. There is no need to take impressions or have restorations built in the lab. Everything happens in our practice.
  • As we can match the composite to your tooth colour, it’s a very aesthetic treatment.

What is involved in the treatment?

  • We first dry the tooth and prepare the surface with a special acidic gel. This creates a rough surface for the composite to properly bond to.
  • We apply the composite in layers, gradually building up the shape.
  • Using a blue light, we harden the resin in its desired shape.
  • We then polish the composite so it looks just like a natural tooth.

Looking after your restored tooth

Composite is invulnerable to bacteria and decay, but the natural tooth underneath isn’t. Great oral hygiene at home will keep your teeth lasting for as long as possible. You may require maintenance on these restorations, particularly if you like to drink tea or coffee or enjoy other food and drinks that stain your teeth. This can easily be monitored at your regular check-ups.

Frequently Asked Question

How do I look after my cosmetic bonding?

The best way to look after the cosmetic bonding on your tooth is to keep up with a great oral hygiene routine at home, including regular brushing and flossing. The composite material can’t decay, but the tooth underneath still can, so it is important to keep it free from plaque and bacteria. Also make sure you attend regular check up appointments with your dentist so they can keep an eye on your cosmetic bonding.

Is cosmetic bonding treatment painful?

Cosmetic bonding is not at all painful. We don’t need to remove any of your natural tooth structure or enamel to make way for the treatment, and it is completely non invasive, meaning you will feel no pain.

How long does cosmetic bonding last on my tooth?

The amount of time that cosmetic bonding will last on your tooth varies depending on each individual case. On average, you can expect it to last around 5 years, although some patients may find their cosmetic bonding remains problem free for much longer. It is very easy to repair or replace cosmetic bonding, if necessary.

What happens if I change my mind about cosmetic bonding?

Cosmetic bonding is a completely reversible process. None of your natural tooth is removed, so if you decide you no longer want the bonding material on your teeth, we can easily and safely remove it. Your teeth will return to the way they were before treatment.

How long do I need to wait to eat after cosmetic bonding treatment?

The cosmetic bonding on your teeth is hardened and set during your appointment, so you don’t have to wait for any length of time before eating. Your dentist may advise you to avoid chewing on that side of your mouth for the rest of the day, to give it time to settle, but this is not always necessary.