At Holland Park Dental Centre, our team of highly experienced dentists can help you achieve the smile you’ve always wanted with our 5-star rated composite bonding treatments.
What Is Composite Bonding?
Composite bonding (also known as tooth bonding or dental bonding) offers a solution for minor damage, filling chips, fractures or gaps between teeth, or for fixing discolouration.
How Does Composite Bonding Work?
The dentist applies a tooth-coloured resin material (a durable plastic material) and cures it with visible, blue light. This ultimately “bonds” the material to the tooth and improves the overall appearance of teeth.
Tooth bonding techniques have various clinical applications including operative dentistry and preventive dentistry as well as cosmetic and paediatric dentistry, prosthodontics, and orthodontics.
Composite bonding can also be a solution for staining in teeth and fillings. It can be used alongside teeth whitening treatments to help you achieve a brighter, whiter smile.
Benefits of Composite Bonding
Fast and effective
Composite bonding can usually be carried out in just one visit to the dentist, making it a very fast and effective way to fix minor cosmetic issues.
The composite is hardened using curing light as soon as it’s applied, resulting in a tooth that can comfortably bite down by the end of the appointment.
Bonding is also a non-invasive procedure. With alternatives such as crowns and veneers, part of the tooth is permanently removed.
For composite bonding to be applied, the surface of the tooth only has to be roughened to help the resin to bond, meaning the structure of the tooth remains intact.
What Is the Cost of Composite Bonding in London?
The cost of composite bonding in London and throughout the UK can vary depending on the scale of the work you’re having done. Prices can range from £200 to £400 per tooth, your dentist can confirm the cost once a clinical assessment has been carried out.
Is It Better to Whiten Teeth Before or After Bonding?
If you are planning to have composite bonding, the dentist will typically recommend that you have any teeth whitening treatments first. The composite resin will be selected to match your teeth’ colour, so it is advisable to get them to your preferred shade before treatment for bonding begins. Once the composite bond has been placed, it is not possible to whiten it further.