Composite Bonding Glasgow

We all know the saying, ‘A smile is a happiness you find right under your nose’, and it’s true! When we smile we feel better, more confident, and happier. But what if you’re not as confident with your smile? Do you have a problem with your teeth that you want to fix? A small gap? In need of some tooth whitening? No need to worry! There are many options that can be done to help you get the smile you want, and one of those is composite bonding. It could be the solution you need for your teeth.

what is composite bonding?

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You might have heard of veneers, and even dental caps/crowns, but the dental bonding procedure might be a new idea to you. Well, composite bonding is an alternative treatment, also known as tooth bonding or dental bonding. It is a small procedure that you can get done to fill a space or fix damage to your tooth. It can be used for fillings, gaps, fractures, or chips and can help to change the colour of your teeth. The filling material is a composite resin that is attached to your tooth and moulded to mirror their original look. The resin is matched to the colour of your teeth so that the bonding treatment doesn’t look out of place. Unless of course you’re opting for a whitening solution, in which case the resin will be whiter than your tooth.

how long does tooth bonding last?

Tooth bonding doesn’t last as long as porcelain veneers, but the results are successful for up to 10 years with the proper care. Your dental care is very important, so this means avoiding things that can crack the composite material such as chewy foods, ice cubes, and hard sweets. As long as you’re taking proper care of your dental hygiene, and get check-ups at the dentist regularly, there is no reason your bonding won’t last.

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In an initial consultation, your teeth will be thoroughly examined, and you will be listened to, in order to find out what improvements to your teeth you would like to see. Occasionally, your dentist will need to correct oral health issues, such as gum disease or tooth decay, before cosmetic dentistry can start. Once a healthy mouth has been achieved, your dentist can begin the smile-enhancing process. We also offer a virtual consultation options.

what are the main benefits of composite bonding?

  • Composite bonding is minimally invasive (minimal amount of healthy tooth reduction is required)
  • Immediate results – Composite bonding can often be accomplished in one visit.
  • Easily repairable and usually reversible.
  • Beautiful tooth like appearance
  • Often does not even require an injection.

can i get composite bonding?

Most people are candidates for this procedure. One of the main stumbling blocks however is the bite. If there is a heavy biting contact on a tooth which has had composite bonding, it may fracture off.

does composite bonding hurt?

Not at all. Bonding is painless and often performed without the use of an anesthetic since very little tooth removal is necessary.

does composite bonding natural looking?

Yes. Composite bonding is one of the most natural looking cosmetic dental restorations if done properly. However porcelain can sometimes be slightly better.

does a bonded tooth require extra care?

Yes. In order to prevent fracture it is advisable to avoid biting into hard objects such as ice cubes and hard sweets. Fingernail biting should also be avoided.

how long does composite last?

Good oral hygiene can improve the lifespan of your composite bonding. If you have good oral hygiene you may expect more than 5 years from a composite before it needs replenished.

is composite bonding expensive?

Composite bonding is generally the least expensive of all cosmetic dental procedures. Our composites range from £60 to £105 depending on how many surfaces involved.

how much time does composite bonding take?

Most bonding procedures can be completed in one visit resulting instantly in a beautiful smile. The length of the visit varies according to the procedure.

who should consider cosmetic composite bonding?

People of all ages can benefit by the cosmetic technique of bonding. Children, adolescents and adults can improve their smiles and appearance with composite bonding. Be sure to ask your dentist about how composite can benefit your smile.