Composite Bonding

What is Composite Bonding?

Composite bonding is the process of applying tooth coloured filling material to the surface of the teeth to change the overall shape, size and colour of the tooth.

Composite edge bonding is where composite is added to the edges of the tooth to make them look more symmetrical and repair small chips or imperfections of the teeth

Situations where composite bonding is suitable:

  • Chipped teeth
  • Cracks
  • Stains
  • General wear
  • To improve aesthetic appearance of tooth/smile

The main benefits are:

  1. No needles / Injections
  2. No drilling of the natural tooth structure
  3. Same day result

Do your teeth have to be straight first before composite bonding?

We would always recommend straightening before the bonding as it helps. Slight minor misalignment can be masked with composite. However, it is always advisable to straighten with braces or Invisalign first.

The differences between composite bonding and Porcelain veneers

Composite Bonding

Porcelain Veneers

Non-invasive treatment. No drilling or permanent damage to the natural teeth is done, and it can be easily repaired if needed.

Veneers are irreversible, as the tooth needs to be drilled to perfectly fit it.

Cheaper than porcelain veneers.

Veneers cost more

Offers immediate results, as it can be done in one single visit to the dentist.

Veneers require at least two visits, with a space of a week between them to allow time for the work to return from the lab.

Lasts from 5 to 7 years, if the patient takes good care of it.

Porcelain veneers are expected to last at least 15 years

They don’t break or chip easily and they don’t stain or discolour as the composite resin does.

Porcelain veneers are significantly more resistant than composite bonding

We Remain Open

In light of the latest government announcement on the 4th January 2021, we will remain open during lockdown 3.0.

Our patient and staff safety is of the highest importance to us. We continue to follow strict protocols within the practice using the correct PPE.

If you have an appointment already booked, please attend as normal unless you or someone in your household is experiencing any Covid 19 symptoms, then please call us to rearrange.

If you have any urgent questions, please feel free to get in touch with our team who are always happy to answer any of your questions or concerns.