When it comes to repairing a tooth, one of the least invasive of treatments is composite bonding. Whether you need to repair your chipped or cracked teeth, or you are looking for a cosmetic solution to staining or the shape or spacing of your teeth, composite bonding is an option you might want to consider.
Here at Museum Dental Suites, our team of specialist have experience in using dental composite bonding to help our patients in London have beautiful smiles.
Composite bonding uses a tooth-coloured resin – it is applied to the tooth and then shaped and polished to blend in seamlessly.
Unlike veneers, crowns and bridges, which are solid pieces that typically need to be manufactured in a lab, composite bonding can be completed in a single visit to the dentist and generally requires less of the natural tooth to be drilled away – and sometimes none. This means that the entire procedure can take as little as half an hour to complete.
The process begins with the dentist etching the surface of the tooth and applies a special conditioning liquid. This creates a better surface for the resin to adhere to. The composite, which has a putty-like texture is then applied and formed to the right shape. Finally, the dental professional will apply ultraviolet light or a laser to harden the material.
Once the composite bonding procedure is finished, patients should be careful to avoid biting into hard objects. Some materials are also more prone to staining than your natural tooth, especially if you drink beverages like coffee, tea and red wine. However, the staining can be kept to a minimum with regular brushing and flossing.
With the proper care, composite bonding can last ten to 15 years and many patients have had their dental work in for even longer without any difficulties.
One of the main benefits of composite bonding is that it is much faster and easier than other tooth repair options. Since less – or in some cases no – drilling is required, it’s also much less painful and often, patients don’t require any anaesthetic.
Not only does this mean that the procedure is faster and easier than the other options – but it’s also less painful and often patients don’t require any anaesthetic.
Other benefits of composite bonding include its natural appearance and the fact that it can be easily repaired as necessary.
To find out more about composite bonding, as well as any of the other services that are available to help you enjoy a beautiful smile, contact Museum Dental Suites today on 0207 183 0886.
Our friendly and professional team is on-hand seven days a week and we’ll be happy to schedule an appointment so you can discuss your dental health and have your teeth checked by an expert.
What’s more, our boutique suites are situated in the heart of Central London, just across the street from the British Museum. It’s easy to find us and we’ve worked hard to create an atmosphere that leaves you feeling comfortable and at ease from the moment you walk in the door.
Highly recommend Museum Dental Suite. Their work is of the highest calibre, professional and friendly. I'm very thankful they for excellent aftercare advice and for making me relaxed and so well treated. I've recommended them to both my family and friends.
3 weeks ago
I have been undertaking a cosmetic treatment (Invisalign) for around eight months here, off the back of a recommendation of a friend who had the same treatment. The professionalism and perfectionism with which my treatment was delivered was outstanding, as was the general service and were all of the staff I encountered.
My dentist Dr. Wahab Shakir was particularly great, with a friendly, reassuring manner and an eye for detail. He always went above and beyond, without ever being asked.
I'm now almost at the end of my treatment and couldn't be more pleased with how treatment has gone. Given the service and end result I'd also consider it excellent value for money.
Keep up the good work Museum Dental Suites!
a month ago
Firstly what a great dentist, all the staff were friendly and very helpful as this was my first time here.
I had called for an emergency appointment due to a sudden cracked tooth and Dr Wahab Shakir despite the end of day fast approaching (30 minutes till close) he said he would see me.
The treatment was not straight forward due to the crack but Dr Shakir after a lengthy time managed to save the tooth/restore it and prevent what I believe most dentists would have done which install a crown - Thank you!
Highly recommend this dentist and service and I am grateful for not only seeing me within an hour but also staying passed closing time and finally for doing a Stella job.
a month ago
This is a top notch dentist who makes you feel at ease which for someone liked me is important. The staff are very professional, polite, courteous and friendly. Marios, my dentist is extremely patient and cares about your dental care and the service you receive. Just received my new dentures and they have been done to a very high standard and am very pleased. I have nothing but praise for the staff and the treatment/service I received.
10 months ago
Best dentist ever hands down. Least painful and least scary experiences here (I'm usually really scared of going to the dentist, and even find the initial anaesthetic injection painful) - they really care about the patient, and making sure you're comfortable, results are also fab. Seriously can't imagine a better dentist!
10 months ago
After lots of research I was very happy with the results and the service at Museum Dental. 100% I would recommend to a friend. I couldn't be more pleased.
11 months ago