Composite Bonding

Composite Bonding

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Composite Bonding in London

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 composite dental bonding to help our patients  in London have beautiful smiles.

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What is Composite Bonding?

Composite bonding is a popular dental procedure that helps to improve the shape, colour and overall appearance of your teeth. There is a material called composite resin that gets shaped and molded on the teeth for your whiter and straighter smile. This cosmetic solution can be used for your chipped, stained or gapped teeth. Our dentists will improve your teeth to create the most gorgeous smile.

Cosmetic bonding can be used to fix these dental problems:

  • Repair damaged, cracked or chipped teeth
  • Improve appearance of discoloured teeth
  • Close spaces in between the teeth
  • Make your teeth appear longer
  • Change the shape of the teeth
  • Cosmetic alternative to amalgam fillings
  • Protect a part of the tooth root that has been exposed when gums recede

Cosmetic Bonding Procedure

The cosmetic bonding 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.

Benefits of Composite Bonding

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.

FAQs of composite bonding:

Is composite bonding a suitable option for me?

Composite bonding is a great choice for repairing your chipped teeth. By using specially formulated bonding material, the dentist can restore your tooth, create blemish free surface and prevent further damage.

Is the dental procedure painful?

No, it is not painful. The treatment helps to change the tooth shape and close the gaps without damaging your tooth.

How long will composite bonding last?

The lifespan of bonding materials for your teeth actually depends on how much bonding had been done and your oral care habits. Typically, the bonding material lasts from three years to 10 years on an average before they need to be replaced.

Is it possible to whiten composite bonding?

Though the bonding material won’t respond to whitening material as the teeth do, there is definitely a suitable solution. You will have to replace the bonding material within a week or two after getting your teeth whitened to ensure the composite matches with your teeth shade. It is quite easy to place composite on your teeth.

Is dental bonding permanent?

Teeth bonding is not a permanent solution to cosmetic dental problems though it is long-lasting. Many patients try to keep dental bonding for at least 10 years or more by taking its proper care. After this, they undergo a bonding treatment for their natural teeth.

Do bonded teeth need special care and attention?

Well, not exactly but like all teeth, they need to be brushed and flossed daily. At the same time, you should get them cleaned by the professionals at the dental office at least twice a year. Bonded teeth may get stained from red wine, coffee and tobacco but cannot be lightened like regular teeth. So, if you want to perform tooth whitening, make sure to get it done before your teeth have been bonded.

How much is composite bonding?

Dental bonding is comparatively inexpensive when compared to crowns or veneers. The price range may vary from £150 to £200 for each tooth depending on the complexity of the case.

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Book an Appointment at Museum Dental Suites

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.

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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.

Vic Pannett

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!

Rachael H

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.

Michael O

a month ago

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10 months ago

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10 months ago

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