What Is Composite Bonding?

Composite bonding is a fantastic, minimally invasive, alternative to veneers which can be used to create your dream smile . It can be used to correct gaps in-between the teeth, chips, imperfections, wear, small overlaps or to enhance the shape of your teeth. We provide this composite bonding right here in Salisbury.

Composite material is matched to the shade of your teeth (or whiter if appropriate), and bonded to your teeth carefully shaping and contouring it so it blends in seamlessly. Unlike porcelain veneer placement, which can take more than two visits, composite resin bonding can be completed in one appointment.

If you would like to lighten your teeth we can pair composite bonding with our Boutique Whitening system

Is Composite Bonding Right For Me?

Composite bonding isn’t for everyone. At your consultation your dentist will discuss the limitations with composite bonding and whether it will be able to deliver the results you are hoping for.

If your teeth are very crowded or you have an over or under bite you may find traditional orthodontic treatment will be better suited. Bonding is primarily for those who seek a cosmetic solution for teeth that are otherwise healthy but rest assured, we will come up with a plan that works for you.

Planning is a key part of the process. We need to understand your expectations and discuss the possible options and outcome. The dentist can usually do a reversible “mock up” to give you a visual idea of what the result could be. If you want whiter teeth it may be appropriate to have them whitened with our Boutique whitening system before bonding. Two weeks after whitening is achieved your teeth will be ready for bonding.

What Can You Expect During Your Visit?

Composite bonding is a safe, effective and minimally invasive technique. Bonding can often be carried out without the need for a local anaesthetic. The treatment itself may require the removal of some surface enamel, depending on the desired outcome. This will be discussed at your planning appointment. 

Composite is bonded to your teeth in small increments and it is hardened using a special blue light.  Once bonding is complete the composite is then smoothed and highly polished to give a lovely shiny result.

What Aftercare Is Needed?

Modern composite material is durable. Over time you should expect some wear and possible staining (as with your natural teeth!)

We highly recommend regular check ups and hygiene sessions not only to check the overall health of your mouth but to re-polish or to carry out minor repairs to your composite bonding as necessary.

If you’re interested in achieving a brighter smile, composite bonding is a great option.

If you would like to book in for a consultation at THE dentist Salisbury and find out if composite bonding is right for you please email us at. [email protected] or call us on 01722 413513.