Composite Bonding

Say hello to a new smile with Composite Bonding

Are you looking to enhance your smile and regain confidence in your appearance? Look no further than composite bonding, a revolutionary dental procedure that combines artistry and science to transform your teeth without invasive measures.

Suffering with cracked, chipped or discoloured teeth? Composite bonding is a quick and effective way to achieve a brighter, straighter, more confident smile. Patients with chips, cracked or broken teeth can turn to composite bonding for a fix that can be applied in just one appointment.

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What is Composite Bonding?

Composite bonding (also referred to as dental bonding or tooth bonding) is a cosmetic dentistry technique designed to improve the aesthetics of your smile. This non-invasive procedure involves the application of a tooth-coloured composite resin to the surface of your teeth.

The resin is then skillfully shaped and polished by our experienced dental professionals to correct imperfections, such as chips, cracks, gaps, and discoloration using a range of advanced techniques. One of the advantages of composite bonding is that it does not require the removal of any of your existing tooth structure.

In order to bond the resin material, it is applied directly onto the tooth and then crafted and shaped as we go. Often described by our patients as pain-free, the procedure requires no anaesthetic or drilling. All our dentists will do is polish the teeth, then gently add the special, strong resin material. To finish, we will use a high-grade polish to set and complete!

 

Why choose Composite Bonding?

Composite bonding offers a versatile solution for various dental concerns. Whether you’re dealing with minor cosmetic issues or seeking a cost-effective alternative to more extensive dental work, composite bonding could be the answer. Unlike traditional veneers or crowns, bonding requires no tooth alteration, preserving your natural tooth structure while delivering remarkable cosmetic improvements.

Composite Bonding can help with…

The only patients we wouldn’t recommend this treatment to are smokers or those with severely crooked teeth. This is because the composite materials are not as resistant to staining as porcelain veneers.

Whilst we are happy to treat smokers and happy to discuss your options, we would often recommend those who wish to continue to smoke to opt for porcelain veneers instead of bonding as they will experience issues around staining.

Teeth that are irregularly shaped or have uneven contours can be reshaped and refined using composite bonding.

Composite Bonding allows for the precise reshaping of teeth, enhancing their size and proportions for a more harmonious smile.

Bonding can be used to fill small gaps or spaces between teeth, improving overall tooth alignment and symmetry.

Composite bonding is an effective solution for repairing minor chips or cracks in teeth, restoring their natural appearance.

Composite bonding can cover stains and discolouration on teeth, providing a whiter and more aesthetically pleasing smile.

For individuals with receding gums, bonding can help cover and protect exposed tooth roots, improving both appearance and sensitivity.

Composite bonding is often a component of smile makeovers, where multiple cosmetic procedures are combined to achieve a comprehensive improvement in the overall appearance of the smile.

Why choose Bespoke Smile?

Our clinical lead, Dr Sam Jethwa, is an internationally recognised lecturer, as well as being the president elect at The British Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (BACD). His involvement in this allows him to remain at the forefront of minimally invasive cosmetic dentistry whilst paving the way forward for other like-minded dentists. Sam is also a full member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD).

He also runs Bespoke Smile Academy, where he has taught hundreds of other dentists his techniques in minimally invasive cosmetic dentistry.

Dr Karina Kowalski and Dr Lydia Sharples are our composite experts that have gained advanced composite skills over the years and have mastered the latest innovative processes in layering, blending, shaping and polishing composite. Both Karina and Lydia have also completed our flagship Bespoke Smile Academy course in veneers and occlusion which allows them to understand facial driven treatment planning, it has taught them to use our Smile Sculpting method and also giving them an advanced understanding in occlusion to ensure long lasting results for each composite they place.

Dr Karina Kowalski

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BDS (Lon)
Dr Karina Kowalski has completed our Bespoke Smile Academy flagship course, and is experienced in minimal preparation veneers and complex bite dentistry. She has completed many other post graduate training courses and is qualified from King’s College London University.
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Dr Lydia Sharples

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Dr Lydia Sharples is Committee Chair at The British Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry. She has invested hugely in her own training, completing very prestigious restorative dental courses, along with our own flagship Bespoke Smile Academy year course.
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What are the benefits of Composite Bonding?

Natural appearance: The composite resin used in bonding is carefully matched to the shade of your natural teeth, providing a seamless and natural-looking result.

Conservative approach: Usually composite bonding requires no tooth adjustments because the material is layered onto the teeth.

Quick and painless: In most cases, the procedure is completed in just one visit, offering a convenient and relatively painless way to achieve a stunning smile.

Affordability: Composite bonding is often a more budget-friendly option compared to alternatives like veneers or crowns.

Composite Bonding FAQs

When compared to veneers, composite bonding does not last as long. With the right care and attention, you should have no problem wearing them for at least 2-5 years. It is recommended to avoid hard foods and similar substances, which can impact or crack the composite material.

Prices for composite bonding can start from £350. When composite bonding is used to treat chips and cracks, this can be very worthwhile, whereas more severe cases may wish to consider composite veneers.

A full smile analysis will be conducted, where we will create a composite mockup, adding resin to the teeth so patients can visualise what their finished composite bonding will look like, and decide on how many teeth should be treated. The mockup won’t be bonded to the teeth and will be removed before patients leave the practice.

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No, composite bonding is a resin material which is adhered to/applied and sculpted directly onto the tooth.

Composite bonding is usually additive and does not require any tooth adjustment. This means no injections are needed and it’s pain-free.

While composite bonding is resistant to staining compared to natural tooth enamel, it is not entirely stain-proof. The composite resin used in bonding procedures is designed to be resistant to common staining agents like coffee, tea, and red wine. However, over time, some staining or discolouration may occur, particularly if the patient consumes a lot of strongly pigmented foods and drinks or engages in habits like smoking.

Composite bonding is a minimally invasive cosmetic dentistry procedure that typically does not damage teeth. Unlike some other dental treatments, composite bonding involves the application of a tooth-coloured resin directly onto the tooth surface without the need for significant enamel removal. However, it’s essential to consult with your dentist to ensure that composite bonding is the right option for your specific dental condition.

Composite bonding is primarily used for improving the appearance of teeth by fixing minor imperfections, such as chips, cracks, or gaps. While it can provide a cosmetic enhancement and improve the overall alignment of teeth to some extent, it may not be the ideal solution for more severe cases of crooked teeth. In such instances, your dentist may recommend orthodontic treatments for a more comprehensive and long-term solution. If you’re unsure about whether composite bonding is for you, speak to our dental practitioners.

The choice between veneers and composite bonding depends on various factors, including the extent of the cosmetic concerns, your oral health, and personal preferences. Veneers are thin shells of porcelain that require enamel removal and are a more permanent solution. Composite bonding, on the other hand, is a reversible procedure that involves applying a resin directly to the tooth’s surface.

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