Composite bonding treatment
Bonding is one of the many cosmetic dental procedures offered by Dr Richard Clinics. It is a highly effective and affordable way of treating minor imperfections like cracked, stained and chipped teeth. Non-invasive and natural-looking, composite bonding is an easy way to get the smile that you have always wanted.
What is composite bonding?
Bonding involves the application of a composite resin to the tooth. At Dr Richard Clinics, we recommend this procedure for a number of cosmetic issues, including stains, cracks and discolouration. It can also be used to correct teeth that are crooked or have gaps.
Although veneers can treat some of the same cosmetic issues, bonding is a simpler, cheaper and less invasive procedure. Because veneers are custom-made for your teeth, the treatment is longer and more expensive. Whereas, with bonding, the resin is simply applied directly to the tooth — a process that, in many cases, can be carried out in a single appointment.
Our experienced team of cosmetic dentists can advise on which would be the best treatment for you.
What is the composite tooth bonding process?
Bonding involves creating a new surface layer for the tooth. This is a simple and painless procedure that, for most patients, does not require anaesthesia.
We begin by colour-matching the resin to the exact shade of your teeth. The next step is to prepare the tooth by roughening up the surface and applying a liquid solution.
We then apply the putty-like resin. Depending on your particular needs, that may involve filling in cracks or building up one side of the tooth to create greater symmetry or to close a gap.
To finish off, we smooth and polish the resin to create a natural-looking tooth. This is then hardened using a laser or ultraviolet light.
A single tooth will take less than an hour. For multiple teeth, you may need to arrange several appointments.
For 48 hours following treatment, we recommend that you avoid drinks like tea, coffee and red wine as these can stain the resin. We also recommend that you brush your teeth regularly and visit the dental hygienist for regular cleans, to prevent any discolouration from developing.
We offer a free 30-minute consultation with one of our associate dentists, Monday to Friday, for cosmetic dentistry, teeth whitening, Invisalign invisible braces and implants.
We offer payment plan options and 0% private dental finance.
To find out more, call us on 020 7637 1672 or visit our fantastic grade II listed building in the Harley Street area of Marylebone, Central London:
2 Devonshire Place
London, W1G 6HJ