Composite Bonding

Composite bonding can be used to rebuild teeth, including restoring any light damage to your front teeth or contouring your bite surfaces on the back teeth. Composite is a special dental resin made from a combination of plastic and glass. It can perfectly mimic tooth enamel and be colour matched to your existing teeth, ensuring it slots seamlessly into your natural smile.

Composite can be built directly onto your tooth, so there is no need to remove a layer of enamel. Our highly-skilled restorative dentistry experts accurately build the tooth shape from scratch and are able to make it appear as if there was never any tooth damage present.

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 tooth 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.

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