Composite bonding is a cosmetic procedure that we provide at Westbury Dental Care and Implant Centre to improve the aesthetics and appearance of patients’ smiles. It can dramatically transform the appearance of your smile in a single appointment. Bonding is commonly used to restore and correct broken, cracked, stained or chipped teeth that have spaces between them. Our highly trained and expert cosmetic dentists at Westbury Dental Care and Implant Centre have been providing cosmetic bonding for years, helping our patients to achieve their specific smile goals. Book your consultation with our experienced and knowledgeable dental team today by calling us directly on 020 8942 8943!
What is Dental Bonding?
Dental bonding is an extremely effective, non-evasive treatment which allows our dentist to quickly improve the overall appearance of your teeth and smile. The treatment achieves minimal gaps between teeth to give you that complete smile that you can be proud of. Bonding requires a tooth coloured resin to be added to the surface of the tooth and shaping it to mask any flaws or imperfections like tooth gaps, cracks chips and discolouration. Unlike crowns and veneers, which require more time to prepare and a second visit to place them, bonding can be completed in a single visit. There is no shaving of the tooth or teeth, or any removal of the teeth’s surface. This means that there is no chance of any pain or sensitivity after the cosmetic bonding treatment. Other benefits of cosmetic bonding include;-
- Durability – The results of cosmetic bonding are long-lasting, normally lasting for anywhere between 4-8 years. Of course, the spectrum may vary depending on current state of dental health, conditions and oral hygiene.
- Treatment completed in a single appointment (1-2hrs hours)
- Cost-Effective – Unlike many other cosmetic procedures, cosmetic bonding is one of the most cost-effective treatments available.
- Minimally Invasive – Cosmetic Bonding required minimal tooth removal which means that patients are able to get multiple teeth bonded in one short appointment!
- No local anesthetic required
- No tooth pain or sensitivity after the treatment.
- Practice guarantee on treatment
Cosmetic bonding is a minimally invasive cosmetic dental treatment that causes little discomfort or uneasiness. When you visit us for your initial consultation, we will discuss your individual requirements for cosmetic bonding treatment so that we can start to formulate a bespoke treatment plan that clearly sets out the main objectives including the amount of teeth to be bonded. When you revisit us on treatment day, the first thing our dental professionals will do is thoroughly clean your teeth, before ‘’etching’’ them with a gel that microscopically roughens its surface.
Next, the gel will be rinsed off and the liquid composite resin is painted on with a brush. The bonding material will then be cured before another layer may be applied. It’s possible that this could be repeated several times in order to build up a thicker coating. Lastly, our cosmetic dentists will shape built-up materials into its final form!
Cosmetic bonding – also known as tooth bonding – can be used to repair many minor to severe defects for teeth. Whether you have cracks, small chips or areas of discolouration, our cosmetic dentists can formulate a bespoke cosmetic bonding treatment plan to restore your teeth and smile to its finest form. Even better, composite resins and bonding can be custom-made to perfectly fit the nature of your teeth, which helps to provide that natural look.
You’ll be glad to know that composite bonding treatments do not require any special aftercare treatments to maintain it but it’s important to continue optimal dental hygiene practices such as brushing and flossing daily along with regular dental hygiene appointments.
We may also recommend and prescribe you a specific mouthwash if we feel that it’s necessary to do so for the individual. Moreover, we may also invite you back for a check-up in a few months to ensure that everything is functioning as it should be and/or to make any minor adjustment to improve the overall appearance of your smile.
Contact Westbury Dental Care and Implant Centre
Westbury Dental Care and Implant Centre aims to provide dental care of a consistent quality for all patients; we strive to meet the high standards expected in any clinical setting. We expect all members of our dental team to work to these standards to help us achieve our aim of providing a quality service. Our management systems define each practice member’s responsibilities when looking after you. If you require cosmetic bonding, call us directly on 020 8942 8943 or use our contact form!