Whether you’re unhappy with your smile, or conscious of gaps between your teeth, our composite bonding in Leeds could be the perfect solution. Contact us today to find out how dental bonding can help improve your smile.
The Types of Dental Bonding
If you’re looking for a versatile fix for chipped teeth, gaps or even discolouration, composite bonding can help. It’s important to be sure you’re choosing the right dental bonding option for your specific needs, here are the main two types:
Composite Edge Bonding
Edge composite bonding is one of the most common types of dental bonding and is generally less expensive than full bonding. It also:
- Repairs chips, cracks gaps or minor discolorations on the front edges of teeth.
- Often uses composite resin that’s matched to your natural tooth colour.
- The procedure is less invasive and can be completed in one visit.
- Perfect for subtle, natural-looking results
Full Composite Bonding
While typically the more expensive option, full mouth dental bonding is also a popular option and:
- Covers the entire visible surface of the tooth, ideal for major repairs, discolouration, or reshaping.
- May use porcelain veneers or composite resin, depending on the desired finish.
- May require multiple visits and preparation of the tooth surface.
- Can dramatically transform the tooth’s shape, colour, and size.
How Does Composite Bonding Work?
Ready for a brighter smile? Here’s how composite bonding works:
- Clean & Prep: We make sure your tooth surface is fully cleaned and ready for the procedure.
- Etching: This creates tiny ‘grips’ in the surface of your tooth for the bonding material to stick to.
- Sculpting: Layer by layer, we build your missing piece or reshape your tooth for a perfect fit.
- Curing: We use a special light to cure the composite bonding into place, making sure it’s strong and secure.
- Polish: In this final step we make sure your new tooth has a smooth and seamless surface.
Composite bonding is a quick, comfortable and surprisingly affordable dental treatment. Take your first step towards confidence – talk with our dentists today.
What are the benefits of composite bonding?
If you’re feeling self-conscious about a chipped tooth, gaps or discolourations, don’t let those imperfections hold you back. Composite bonding offers a versatile solution, and comes with a bunch of benefits:
- Natural look: Composite resin blends seamlessly with your natural tooth colour.
- Quick & long-lasting: It can often be completed in one visit and lasts between 4 and 8 years.
- Minimal intrusion: It’s a minimally invasive process that needs no drilling or removal of tooth structure.
- Budget-friendly: Compared to other cosmetic options, composite bonding is a more affordable option.
- Reversible: It can be reversed if needed, giving you peace of mind if you’re worried about permanent changes.
Composite Bonding in Leeds with Aesthetique Dental
If you’re looking for the perfect smile, you’ve found it with our composite bonding treatments in Leeds. Our skilled team, armed with cutting-edge technology, crafts exceptional smiles with personalised care. Get in touch today for your consultation.
Composite Bonding FAQs
How long will composite bonding last?Dental bonding can last up to 4 years following treatment. It can be repaired or touched up in a single visit to the practice if necessary.
Is bonding expensive?Bonding is a considerably cheaper option for transforming your smile than porcelain veneers or crowns. Our prices start from £200 per tooth depending on the complexity of each case.
Is the bonding procedure painful?Not at all. We don’t need to remove any of your natural tooth for the procedure and adding the composite to change the shape or size of your teeth is completely painless.
What are the advantages of composite bonding?Bonding can give noticeable and impressive results in just a single visit to Aesthetique Dental Care, without the use of injections, fillings or drills. Most cases are extremely straightforward, requiring no loss of any of your natural tooth, and can be significantly more cost effective than other restorative treatments.
Can dental bonding be reversed?Yes, the process is reversible should you decide you no longer want the composite bonding material on your teeth. We can remove it, leaving your teeth as they were before.
Does dental bonding damage your teeth?No, bonding doesn’t damage your teeth at all and can be polished, shaped, amended and removed according to your preference.
Can you eat normally after dental bonding treatment?It’s best to avoid hard foods for the first couple of days after your bonding appointment, to give the composite time to harden and settle properly on your teeth. This includes food such as raw fruit and vegetables and crusty bread. You will then be able to eat as normal, although take care when biting directly into hard food.
What are the drawbacks with bonding?Bonding does not last as long as other restorative options, such as porcelain veneers. Also, it is not as resistant to stains, and can become discoloured over time. Cosmetically, porcelain veneers are superior in appearance to dental bonding but do nearly always require the removal of tooth structure, which not every patient is comfortable with. However, despite this, good aesthetically pleasing results can be achieved with bonding.
Visiting the practice
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