Composite Bonding

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Composite Bonding

What is Composite Bonding?

Composite or dental bonding is a pain-free cosmetic dentistry treatment that creates a brighter, more even-looking smile without braces and composite veneers.

This dental procedure uses a unique bonding material to fix crooked or chipped teeth and close small gaps. It aims to give you a better, more even-looking smile. It can be used to cover discolouration and chips in your teeth. It is a much less invasive treatment than traditional veneers and crowns, which involve grinding and drilling teeth. This is a relatively quick procedure and can typically be completed in a single visit to a dental clinic.

The Best part!

Your natural teeth will not need to be drilled or filed down, as is the case with crowns and veneers.

The results are far superior to teeth whitening treatments alone. Dental Bonding covers staining, chipped teeth and gaps in your teeth. Composite bonding and whitening are often combined to produce the most effective final result.

It is a quick, cost-effective way of achieving a bright, even-looking smile without braces or porcelain veneers.

Composite Bonding Before and After

The images below are of our patient Sinead before and after her Composite Bonding and Invisalign treatment. Sinead’s transformation was so incredible that she placed second in the “Smile of the Year Awards”.

Sinead’s treatment took 11 months and involved Invisalign braces followed by Composite Bonding. She was very happy with the results.

Before Treatment

Composite bonding before and after treatment: Before treatment.

After Treatment

Composite Bonding before and after treatment: After Treatment

Where Do I Begin?

It is best to have a professional review with an experienced cosmetic bonding dentist to see if this technique suits you. Some more complex gaps, discolouration and misaligned teeth may need different treatments to achieve straight and whiter teeth.

So, in summary, composite bonding is:

  • Pain-free with no damage to the natural tooth structure.
  • Can be completed in a single visit to our dental Practice.
  • It is a durable finish and will last for years with the proper care and dental hygiene.
  • It is cheaper than veneers and other cosmetic dental treatments.
  • You will not need any injections.

Composite Bonding Process

Composite bonding involves the application of a composite resin that can be shaped and moulded to the precise contours of your teeth. This resin is colour matched to suit your smile.

The procedure begins with applying mild phosphoric acid to the tooth’s surface. This gently etches the enamel, allowing for a robust connection between the bonding material and the tooth’s surface.

The resin is then carefully applied, moulded, and sculpted to achieve the desired shape.

An ultraviolet light or laser is used to harden the bonding material.

Once hardened, the bonded tooth undergoes a final shaping and polishing to mimic the appearance of a natural tooth.

Composite Bonding AfterCare

You must take care of your Oral Hygiene as you would normally do. Brush twice daily, floss between teeth and attend your dentist for regular checkups and cleaning.

Composite bonding is not as permanent as porcelain veneers and resists most stains. It is prone to chipping if you chew hard objects. However, composite bonding is reversible as the enamel is not removed from your natural teeth. If you notice any chipping or staining, you should attend your dentist to have the issue resolved.

Composite bonding can last up to 10 years with good oral hygiene and care. At this point, your dentist can repair or even replace it.

Your teeth and gums must be in good condition before having composite bonding. If you have decay or gum disease issues, it is important to treat these issues before bonding. In general composite bonding has no negative effects on your oral health.

Composite bonding can be provided as an individual cosmetic dental procedure or integrated with other treatments to enhance the overall smile makeover. To check your suitability, book your free consultation by filling out the contact form below or calling us.

Composite Bonding Price

Composite bonding starts at €250 per tooth. The price may vary, depending on the complexity of each case and the number of teeth covered.

Ciara Breen, Swords, September 2022

“Highly recommend O’Neill Dental Care. I’ve had both Invisalign, Composite Bonding and Regular filling treatments done here. My Invisalign journey was smooth from start to finish.

I wanted to correct a small gap between two teeth, but I never imagined the result that I would achieve, it was far beyond my expectation. My whole smile has changed and in turn, my confidence.

I am so happy with my teeth now. The team at O’Neills are so friendly and professional and Dr.O’Neill himself is a genius at what he does.” (Source: Google Reviews)

Frequently Asked Questions About Composite Bonding

Composite bonding is a cosmetic dental technique that involves the application of a tooth-coloured composite resin to repair and improve the appearance of teeth.

The procedure involves:

Selecting a shade of resin that matches your teeth.

Gently prepare the tooth surface so the bonding material will adhere.

Applying and shaping the composite resin onto the tooth.

Hardening the resin with a special curing light.

Finally shaping and polishing the bonded tooth to blend seamlessly with the natural teeth.

Composite bonding is usually completed in one visit to the dentist, typically taking 30 to 60 minutes to complete. However, the duration may vary depending on the complexity and number of teeth involved.

Composite bonding is generally not painful. The procedure is minimally invasive and usually requires no anaesthesia.

The cost of composite bonding can range from €200 to €300 per tooth. This depends on the complexity of each individual case.

With proper care, composite bonding can last between 5 to 7 years, and sometimes longer.

No, the resin used in composite bonding does not respond to teeth whitening treatments. It’s recommended to whiten your teeth before bonding so the dentist can match the resin to your whiter teeth.

Yes, alternatives include:

Veneers: Porcelain or composite laminates that are adhesively bonded to the surface of a tooth to correct and repair chips and cracks will improve a worn appearance or severe tooth discolouration.

Dental Crowns: A tooth-shaped “cap” that is placed over a tooth to restore its shape, size, strength, and improve its appearance.

Care for bonded teeth includes:

Regular brushing and flossing to prevent plaque buildup.

Avoiding habits that can damage the resin, such as biting nails, chewing on pens, or eating ice.

Attending regular dental check-ups for professional cleaning and examination.

Yes, one of the advantages of composite bonding is that it can be easily repaired. If the bonded portion of the tooth chips or becomes damaged, it can typically be fixed in a single dentist visit.

For further details and a consultation to determine if composite bonding is the right option for you, please contact our office to schedule an appointment.

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