Composite Bonding | Composite Veneers Preston

Composite bonding is a simple and fast way to improve your smile in one appointment. The treatment requires no or little preparation and there is no need for an anaesthetic.

What is composite bonding?

Your dentist applies a tooth-coloured resin (white filling material) to the outer surface of your front teeth. The composite material is sculped onto teeth in order to improve the appearance of stained, uneven and chipped teeth or restore decayed teeth.


Composite bonding can also be used to reduce gaps between teeth for a seamless and natural-looking smile.


What is the procedure for composite bonding?

Your dentist may clean and lightly roughen the surface of the teeth to be treated. The resin is then applied to the tooth and it bonds to the surface.


When the resin hardens under a special light, your dentist will polish the surface to match the surrounding teeth. It is a quick procedure with reliable results.


How long does a composite bonding treatment last?

With regular care, bonding usually lasts 3-5 years although it can be longer depending on how well teeth are looked after. However, biting on hard foods such as ice cubes or chewing nails or pens can chip the surface.


If damaged, composite bonding is usually simple to repair or replace when required.


Following treatment, we would always recommend regular maintenance visits usually every 6 months to ensure your gums stay healthy and make sure your smile stays in good shape.

Does composite bonding hurt?

Composite bonding does not hurt. We understand that many patients are nervous about dental treatment and we will always take out time to explain each procedure and help you feel reassured.


Depending on the tooth situation there may be existing decay or other fillings that may need to be removed before composite can be placed. If this is the case, you will be told in advance and we would make sure the area is numb so you won’t feel any pain.

How long does composite bonding take?

Composite bonding can usually be carried out in a single appointment and will be able to show off your new smile straight away. We will normally invite you back for a review appointment to see how you get on.

Can I whiten my teeth after composite bonding?

We would typically recommend that you whiten your teeth before composite bonding to ensure that you are happy with the shade of your teeth and then a composite resin is selected to match. Once the composite has been placed, it will not whiten further but it may help remove some of the superficial stains. Your natural teeth would continue to whiten.

What is the difference between composite bonding vs composite veneers?

Composite bonding or composite edge bonding is when composite resin is applied to part of the tooth whereas composite veneers is when composite resin is applied to the full surface of the tooth.

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