What is composite bonding?
Composite bonding (also known as cosmetic bonding or dental bonding) is a very conservative dental treatment, used to conceal imperfections such as chipped, cracked, or discoloured teeth. Bonding is the process of applying and moulding dental composite. At Baker Street Dental we use state-of-the-art high aesthetic composite to help cover up any damage on your tooth/teeth.
FAST – Have your gap closed or your chipped tooth fixed in one sitting.
INEXPENSIVE – Amazing results at the fraction of the cost of complex treatments.
EASY – No complicated treatment plans, no waiting times, and no multiple appointments.
FINEST MATERIALS – We only use the best materials available in the market designed for high-end cosmetic dentistry.Get in touch
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What is composite bonding perfect for?
- Closing gaps between teeth;
- Correcting tooth shape;
- Correction of tooth size;
- Cracked, chipped or broken tooth correction;
- Complete smile makeovers;
- Tooth colour improvement;
- Protection of tooth roots;
- Restoration of decaying teeth;
- Restoration of worn-down teeth;
- Correcting slight tooth misalignment.
How to know if composite bonding is right for you?
The best way to find out which specific treatment is right for you is to book a cosmetic consultation with our dental bonding specialist, Dr Ana Bosco. Dr Ana will be able to advise you if bonding will provide you with the results you’re after, or if there’s a better alternative.
Where needed, a mock-up of the potential final result can be created for you (additional costs apply) which will allow you to preview any results of your cosmetic bonding treatment before you begin.
Benefits of Dental Bonding
- Convenient: Most cases can be complete with a single visit to the dental clinic;
- Affordable: Can be completed directly in the chair (no further costs of additional technological assessments);
- Conservative: Dental bonding preserves more of the natural structure of your tooth that other treatments with visually similar results. In most cases no drilling is required at all (which also means that no dental sedation is necessary);
- Suitability: Composite bonding is suitable for most patients and can be done at any age (optimal gum health is the only requirement);
- Reversible: When no drilling has been done, composite bonding is 100% reversible;
- Safe: The failure rate of composite bonding is remarkably low and easy to fix;
- Beautifully-looking: The aesthetic results of cosmetic bonding are optimal, and it is virtually unnoticeable to others.
At Baker Street Dental Clinic we offer payment plans and 0% finance options for patients to enable them to spread the cost of treatment. We can arrange instalments to make the cost of treatment more manageable and offer an alternative to paying the total up-front. Finance is available subject to terms and conditions.
We understand that it is important to be transparent when it comes to cost. For this reason, we offer a full price breakdown (including any preparatory treatment and follow-up care) for every client, which will be available to patients before they decide to go ahead with the treatment.
IMPORTANT: Please note that finance can only be processed after a full examination by a dentist is completed and a treatment plan created
12.9% APR REPRESENTATIVE EXAMPLE
Cash price of goods/amount of credit£1050.00
60 monthly payment of£22.05
Total amount repayable£1323.12
Representative 12.9% APR variable.
0% APR REPRESENTATIVE EXAMPLE
0% APR REPRESENTATIVE EXAMPLE.£1050.00
12 monthly payment of£87.50
Total amount repayable£1050.00
Representative 0% APR variable.
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Questions? We've got the answers!
The cost of cosmetic teeth bonding will vary based on the work and material needed. During your initial consultation appointment, Dr Ana Bosco will thoroughly examine your teeth, discuss your desired treatment outcome, and provide you with a quote you can take home and think over.
We’re happy to provide finance options if you’re looking to spread the payments of your treatment.
Depending on the type of cosmetic bonding which you will be receiving a hygiene session may be required before your treatment. For the best results of teeth bonding your teeth need to be perfectly clean and tartar-free.
When previous planning is needed
Some cases will require planning before the composite bonding can be placed over the teeth. A was diagnostic setup is used in these cases to create what we call a trial smile. The specialist modifies the cast with the addition of wax to create the perfect design. On a follow-up appointment, the wax cast is used to fabricate a silicone index. With the help of resin material, placed inside the silicone index and then directly over your teeth, we copy the wax over, creating a preview of the final result.
For more simple cases, a mock-up of the potential outcome can be done right over your teeth before proceeding with composite bonding. This allows you to preview your smile before it is complete and ensure you’re happy with what you see.
When a patient requires gum contouring, so the natural proportion of the teeth can be restored, this procedure must be completed before the dental bonding.
If you plan on having your teeth whitened and receiving teeth bonding to sort out a problem that’s bothering you, then teeth whitening should come first.
When cosmetic bonding is done, the colour of the resin (the composite) is selected to match the shade of your teeth. The composite itself would not be affected by the whitening, which is why it should be done after you’ve achieved the shade of white you’re satisfied with.
Dr Ana Bosco has perfected her skills in the application of composite bonding with years of experience, delighting our patients with outstanding results in a short time.
It requires artistry and a great deal of know-how to apply just the exact amount of composite in the right place, and transform your smile from nay to yay in one or two appointments.
- Before the procedure begins, the dentist prepares and isolates the tooth (or teeth), ensuring the surface of the tooth is clean from plaque and ready for the application.
- A weak acidic gel is then used to create a favourable surface for the following fine layer of bonding liquid.
- The composite is then applied layer by layer, using a curing light to harden the material.
- The procedure is finalised by polishing the surface, which creates a beautiful, realistic visual result.
Composite may stain or discolour if you continue with lifestyle habits that cause tooth discolouration and staining, such as drinking lots of coffee, black tea, red wine, and smoking.
Some bad habits such as biting your nails, chewing on pens or other hard objects may damage the material and can cause the composite bonding to chip, break or come off. Avoid these to the best of your ability. If you have been advised to wear a mouthguard against tooth grinding, do this routinely to avoid damaging your bonding.
Protection of your composite bonding
To secure the maximum durability of your bonding, make sure you practice good oral hygiene and regularly attend your composite maintenance (polishing and cleaning) appointments.
Get in touch with our clinic. Our friendly team are on hand to provide you with further information, and our team is highly experienced in cosmetic dentistry and composite bonding techniques.