Composite bonding is a technique that has been utilised for many years and can completely transform teeth cosmetically in a single visit. Composite bonding can:
Composite is a material produced from resins and a number of fillers. Composite bonding is becoming increasingly popular for fillings due to its aesthetically pleasing appearance. Also, a dentist is able to completely match the shade, translucency, and texture of a natural tooth. Composite bonding has become very popular as it does not usually require any tooth shaving or reduction which is usually necessary for porcelain veneers.
The procedure usually does not require the use of a local anaesthetic. The tooth is then cleaned, shaped, or roughened using a special tool and etched with a phosphoric-acid-based gel. This creates the optimum texture for the composite to adhere to. Then, the bonding agent is applied and exposed to a special light source to harden and set. Following this, the area is polished to give it a smooth finish.
One minor disadvantage is that it does not have the strength of many other restorative materials including ceramic or porcelain veneers. Additionally, it has a greater tendency to stain than natural teeth but composite bonding can be easily polished again by a dentist.
The price of composite bonding depends largely on the type of procedure that is carried out, as well as the experience of the cosmetic dentist. At Pearl Dental Clinic, Consultation is Free for Composite Bonding. You will always be provided with a full printed treatment plan so that you are fully aware of the costs involved with your treatment before any treatment begins. Composite bonding costs between £195-£295 per tooth at Pearl Dental Clinic.
We provide 0% Finance on most cosmetic treatments. This allows you to spread the cost of treatment without paying interest.