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Composite Bonding in Surrey
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Do you have chipped or discoloured teeth that make you self-conscious about your smile? Discover how Composite Bonding in Surrey at Excellence In Dentistry can transform your teeth and boost your confidence. Book a consultation today for a brighter, more radiant smile you’ll love to show off.

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Unleash the enchantment of Composite Bonding at Excellence In Dentistry nestled in the heart of Great Bookham, Leatherhead, Surrey and revolutionise your smile! Whether it’s fixing chipped teeth, closing gaps, or reshaping your teeth, our friendly team is here to assist you. Using top-notch materials, we skilfully sculpt and bond directly to your teeth, delivering remarkable results. Count on our expertise to ensure seamless blending with your natural teeth, granting you a flawless and confident smile. Let us fulfil your dream smile. Book your Composite Bonding consultation today! Finance options are available, subject to terms and conditions.

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What is Composite Bonding?

Composite bonding, or dental bonding, is a gentle cosmetic treatment where we apply a tooth-coloured resin to your teeth. This customised resin blends perfectly with your natural teeth, resulting in a seamless, natural look. At Excellence In Dentistry, our skilled professionals meticulously sculpt and bond the resin, enhancing your teeth’s appearance and correcting imperfections with care.

Chipped tooth - Excellence In DentistryWhy might you need it

You might need composite bonding for several reasons, including:

  1. To repair chipped or cracked teeth: Composite bonding can be used to repair teeth that have been chipped or cracked due to injury or trauma.
  2. To fill gaps between teeth: Composite bonding can be used to close gaps between teeth, which can improve the appearance of the smile and make it easier to chew and speak.
  3. To improve the shape or size of teeth: Composite bonding can be used to change the shape or size of teeth that are misshapen or too small, which can improve the overall appearance of the smile.
  4. To whiten discoloured teeth: Composite bonding can be used to cover stains or discolouration on the teeth, which can improve the overall colour and brightness of the smile.
  5. To replace silver fillings: Composite bonding can be used to replace old silver fillings with tooth-coloured fillings that blend in with the natural colour of the teeth.

Overall, composite bonding is a versatile and cost-effective cosmetic dental procedure that can be used to improve the appearance of the teeth and enhance the overall look of the smile. A consultation with a dental professional can help determine if composite bonding is the right treatment option for your individual needs.

Key benefits

Composite bonding is a bit of a superstar in the dental world, and here’s why:

  • Aesthetics: Composite bonding is like a makeover for your teeth. It can fix discolouration, chips, cracks, and gaps. It’s all about giving you that perfect smile.
  • Functionality: It’s not just about looks. Composite bonding can also help you bite and chew better by restoring damaged teeth.
  • Minimally invasive: Unlike some other dental procedures, composite bonding doesn’t require removing part of your tooth. It’s a gentle and friendly approach to improving your smile.

Who will do it

At Excellence In Dentistry dental practice, composite bonding will be performed by a qualified and experienced cosmetic dentist. Cosmetic dentists have specialised training and expertise in performing a wide range of cosmetic dental procedures, including composite bonding, and they will work closely with the patient to achieve the desired results.

Depending on the complexity of the case, the composite bonding procedure may involve multiple steps and require several appointments, and the dental team will provide detailed instructions and guidance throughout the process to ensure that the patient is comfortable and well-informed. In some cases, a consultation with an orthodontist or periodontist may be necessary to determine the best course of treatment.

How Much Does It Cost

At Excellence In Dentistry, composite bonding generally starts at a cost of around £50 to £80 for a small filling. Nevertheless, it’s pivotal to understand that the final price can vary considerably. A common factor influencing this variation is the size and depth of the filling. For an accurate and personalised quote, it’s advisable to schedule a consultation with us so that we can assess the specific needs of your teeth and provide a detailed cost breakdown.

The procedure

The composite bonding procedure typically involves the following steps:

  1. Consultation: The first step is to have a consultation with a dental professional to determine if composite bonding is the best treatment option for your individual needs. During the consultation, our dentist will examine your teeth, discuss your goals for the treatment, and explain the procedure in detail.
  2. Preparation: Before the composite bonding procedure can begin, the dentist will prepare the teeth by cleaning and etching the surface to create a rough texture that will help the bonding material adhere to the tooth. Anesthesia is typically not needed for this procedure.
  3. Application of composite resin: The dentist will apply a tooth-coloured composite resin material to the affected teeth, which is then moulded and sculpted to achieve the desired shape and size. The composite resin material is a putty-like substance that is hardened using a special light.
  4. Finishing touches: After the composite resin material has hardened, the dentist will polish and shape the bonding material to match the natural contours of the tooth, creating a seamless and natural-looking result.

The composite bonding procedure is minimally invasive and typically does not require any downtime or recovery. However, patients may experience some mild sensitivity or discomfort after the procedure, which can be managed with over-the-counter pain medication. With proper care and maintenance, composite bonding can last for several years before needing to be repaired or replaced.

Aftercare

Proper aftercare is important to ensure that your composite bonding treatment lasts as long as possible. Here are some tips to help you care for your teeth after composite bonding:

  1. Avoid staining agents: To prevent staining, avoid consuming dark-coloured foods and drinks, such as coffee, tea, and red wine, for the first 48 hours after the procedure.
  2. Practice good oral hygiene: Brush and floss your teeth regularly to maintain good oral hygiene and prevent the build-up of plaque and bacteria.
  3. Avoid biting hard objects: To prevent damage to the composite bonding material, avoid biting hard objects such as ice or pens, and avoid using your teeth to open packages or bottles.
  4. Attend regular dental appointments: Schedule regular dental check-ups and cleanings to ensure that your teeth and composite bonding material are in good condition.
  5. Consider a mouthguard: If you grind your teeth at night, consider using a mouthguard to protect the composite bonding material from damage.
  6. Follow dental professional’s instructions: Follow any specific instructions provided by our dental professional regarding care and maintenance of your composite bonding material.

By following these tips, you can help ensure that your composite bonding treatment lasts as long as possible and continues to look great.

Frequently Asked Questions

Does cosmetic bonding ruin teeth?

Wondering if composite bonding is safe?  The good news is that composite bonding is generally not bad for your teeth. It is generally safe for your teeth. It’s a minimally invasive procedure that doesn’t require extensive drilling or enamel removal, unlike other cosmetic dental procedures such as veneers or crowns. This means it’s less likely to cause damage to your teeth in the long term.

After having composite bonding, it’s important to maintain good oral hygiene to keep your bonded teeth looking their best. This includes brushing twice a day, flossing daily, and visiting your dentist regularly for check-ups and cleanings. Avoiding foods and drinks that can stain your teeth, such as coffee, tea, and red wine, can also help keep your bonded teeth looking bright and white. If you’re a smoker, quitting smoking can also improve the appearance of your bonded teeth, as tobacco can cause staining.

How does composite bonding compare with other treatments?

You might be wondering how composite bonding stacks up against other dental treatments like veneers, crowns, and braces. Each has its own benefits, but there are times when composite bonding steals the show:

  • It’s less invasive than veneers and crowns because it doesn’t require removing part of your tooth.
  • Unlike braces, which take time to work their magic, composite bonding offers instant results and can even fix minor alignment issues.

How does composite bonding compare with veneers?

When deciding between composite bonding and veneers, there are several factors to consider:

  • Procedure: Composite bonding is a simpler and quicker procedure that can often be done in a single visit. Veneers, on the other hand, usually require at least two visits, as the veneers need to be custom-made in a lab.
  • Invasiveness: Composite bonding is less invasive than veneers. It doesn’t require extensive drilling or enamel removal, which means there’s less risk of damage to your teeth. Veneers, on the other hand, require some removal of your natural tooth enamel to fit the veneer.
  • Durability: Veneers are generally more durable and longer-lasting than composite bonding. They are resistant to staining and can last up to 10-15 years with proper care. Composite bonding, while durable, is not as strong as veneers and may need to be replaced more frequently.
  • Cost: Composite bonding is typically less expensive than veneers, making it a more affordable option for many people.
  • Aesthetics: Both composite bonding and veneers can significantly improve the appearance of your teeth. However, veneers often provide a more natural and lustrous look than composite bonding.

How does composite bonding compare with dental crowns?

When deciding between composite bonding and dental crowns, these are the factors to consider:

  • Procedure: Composite bonding is a simpler and quicker procedure that can often be done in a single visit. Dental crowns, on the other hand, usually require at least two visits, as the crown needs to be custom-made in a lab.
  • Invasiveness: Composite bonding is less invasive than dental crowns. It doesn’t require extensive drilling or enamel removal, which means there’s less risk of damage to your teeth. Dental crowns, however, require significant reshaping of your natural tooth to fit the crown.
  • Durability: Dental crowns are generally more durable and longer-lasting than composite bonding. They can withstand heavy biting forces and can last up to 15 years or longer with proper care. Composite bonding, while durable, is not as strong as a crown and may need to be replaced more frequently.
  • Cost: Composite bonding is typically less expensive than dental crowns, making it a more affordable option for many people.
  • Aesthetics: Both composite bonding and dental crowns can significantly improve the appearance of your teeth. However, crowns often provide a more natural look and feel than composite bonding, especially when porcelain or ceramic crowns are used.

Can I whiten my teeth if I have bonding?

This is a bit complex, but don’t worry, we’re here to clear things up. Here’s the thing: the resin used in composite bonding does not respond to whitening treatments in the same way that natural teeth do. This means that if you whiten your teeth, your natural teeth may lighten, but the bonded areas will stay the same colour. This could result in your teeth appearing unevenly coloured.

If you’re unhappy with the colour of your bonded teeth, there are a few options:

  • Replacement: If the bonding is old or discoloured, your dentist may be able to replace it with a resin that matches your desired tooth colour.
  • Whitening before bonding: If you’re considering getting composite bonding, it might be a good idea to whiten your teeth to your desired shade before the procedure. This way, your dentist can match the bonding material to your newly whitened teeth.
  • Regular cleaning: Regular professional cleanings can help remove surface stains from both natural teeth and bonded teeth, helping to keep your smile bright.

What can I not do after tooth bonding?

Taking proper care of your newly bonded teeth is crucial to ensure the longevity of the bonding and keep your smile looking its best. Let’s explore what you should avoid after tooth bonding.

  • Avoid Hard Foods: One of the first things to remember after getting tooth bonding is to avoid hard foods. The composite resin used in bonding is durable, but it’s not as strong as your natural teeth. Biting down on hard foods like ice, hard candies, or even crunchy vegetables and fruits can potentially chip the bonding material.
  • Avoid Stain-Causing Substances: Just like your natural teeth, the composite resin used in bonding can become discoloured over time. To keep your bonded teeth looking bright and white, try to avoid substances that can cause stains. These include coffee, tea, red wine, and tobacco products. If you do consume these, make sure to brush your teeth or rinse your mouth afterwards to minimise staining.
  • Don’t Skip Your Dental Hygiene Routine: Maintaining good oral hygiene is crucial after tooth bonding. Be sure to brush at least twice a day and floss daily. Regular professional cleanings are also important to remove plaque and keep your smile bright.
  • Don’t Use Your Teeth as Tools: It can be tempting to use your teeth to open packaging or cut tape, but this can be damaging to both natural teeth and bonded teeth. Always use scissors or other appropriate tools instead of your teeth.
  • Don’t Skip Dental Check-ups: Regular dental check-ups with us are important to maintain the health of your teeth and gums, and to check the condition of your bonding. Our dentist can spot any potential issues early and provide treatment to prevent further problems.

Who performs composite bonding procedures?

Composite bonding procedures are typically performed by qualified dental professionals, including dentists and dental hygienists. These professionals have received training and expertise in cosmetic dentistry techniques, such as composite bonding.

What are the results I can expect from composite bonding?

Composite bonding offers impressive results in transforming your smile. This non-invasive procedure effectively addresses issues like chipped, cracked, or discoloured teeth, enhancing their appearance and symmetry. The composite resin, carefully matched to your natural tooth colour, creates a seamless, natural look. While composite bonding is durable, it’s important to note that it may require maintenance over time. Your dentist will provide guidance on maintaining the longevity of your enhanced smile. The results of composite bonding can be immediate and remarkable, boosting your self-confidence and leaving you with a radiant, rejuvenated smile.

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Why choose Excellence In Dentistry for composite bonding

When it comes to composite bonding, you deserve the best, and that’s where Excellence In Dentistry shines. We’re not just a dental clinic; we’re a team of passionate professionals dedicated to fulfilling your dream smile. With unmatched expertise and experience in composite bonding, we stay updated with the latest advancements.

At Excellence In Dentistry in Surrey – Bookham and Leatherhead area, we offer personalised composite bonding services to cater to your unique needs, whether it’s fixing a chipped tooth, closing a gap, or enhancing your smile. What truly sets us apart is our commitment to patient care. From the moment you step through our doors, we prioritise your comfort and ensure an enjoyable experience throughout.

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What our patients say

E.P. TrainingE.P. Training
07:24 25 May 23
Amazing service. Excellent staff. Very happy.
Ryan RossRyan Ross
09:49 03 May 23
Have been coming to this practice for years, despite it being a good long drive. Initially I had concerns when Andre handed the reigns over, but these concerns proved unfounded as the team continued to be just as kind, caring and attentive as always. Any dental work is always carried out thoroughly and diligently and I always leave feeling like nothing has been missed or rushed. In addition, the practice uses ‘the wand’ for anaesthesia, a barely noticeable and ultra fine needle that administers slowly and without much discomfort. As someone who has a fear of needles this has helped hugely. I often struggle with tooth sensitivity so the hygienist visit is always something I dread, but Agota’s reassuring and patient attitude makes things go much more smoothly. Honestly can’t recommend them highly enough.
Ana SerrãoAna Serrão
18:08 22 Mar 22
I want to say how comfortable the dentist Prya make me feel during the hygiene treatment today ,very professional and give me all instructions about mouth care .Very happy indeed 😊 😀Ana Serrao
Phillippa FrostPhillippa Frost
11:09 18 Jan 22
I went to see Priya for facial aesthetics and am absolutely thrilled with the results. Her knowledge was fantastic and the results are so natural. Priya is so warm and welcoming I will definitely be going back to her and I am so pleased I have found someone I trust to treat my face. I cannot recommend her enough, I have been absolutely blown away with the results. Thank you Priya for all your advice and care.
Illona o'sheaIllona o'shea
07:55 06 Oct 21
Highly recommend. I’ve been coming here for over 20 years. It’s not local to me but I travel here because it’s worth it. The care here is truly excellent. I was worried when Andre retired but Keelin is every bit as good and so I will continue to come here.
Jessica CooperJessica Cooper
09:40 30 Sep 21
I had an initial check up, hygiene appointment and fillings. All well organised and helpful when booking and wonderful service. Always answered the Phone and easy to book appointment. Dentist and colleagues were understanding and professional. All treatments went well and no issues.
Life InsatiableLife Insatiable
14:08 10 Mar 20
I have never liked going to the dentist due to my dentist when I was 18!!!But their practice is just lovely. The staff are so warming and welcoming, making you feel at ease and giving you all the information regarding the treatment.Really gentle too and have such a positive progressive approach to how they are going to help you. Thank you guys so much for making me feel at ease.
The Gaming BirdThe Gaming Bird
19:36 09 Jul 19
Great dental practice. Brilliant with all the family and expert advice. They are really good at making anxious patients feel calm and explain any treatments fully with you. State of the art equipment, TV screens and music to make you feel relaxed. Both my kids also having orthodontic treatment here. Highly recommend....
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We are conveniently located at 📍26A Church Road, Great Bookham, Surrey📍If you want to visit us for composite bonding treatment from areas like Fetcham, Leatherhead, Effingham, West Horsley, Stoke D’Abernon or Downside, reaching us at Church Road is quite straightforward by car, bus or railway. Bus #479 has a stop at Rayleigh House which is close to our practice.

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