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Smile transformations

Minor imperfections can damage your confidence. Chips, cracks, discolouration, thinning enamel, gaps and crooked teeth can make it difficult for you to smile with confidence.

Composite bonding is a revolutionary new treatment that can fix minor imperfections. Instead of creating a porcelain crown or veneer, the material is applied directly to the teeth and shaped. This also means minimal preparation of the underlying tooth structure.

How does composite bonding work?

Composite bonding uses a resin material, similar to that used in white fillings. Your teeth are prepared to allow the composite material to bond to your teeth. The composite resin is then carefully colour matched to the surrounding teeth.

The material is applied directly to the tooth, shaped and then hardened with a UV light. You can leave the practice with a dramatically different smile the same day, with no need to wait for crowns or veneers. You can have composite bonding applied to a single tooth or multiple teeth to create subtle but impactful changes to your smile.

What can composite bonding fix?

Composite bonding is ideally used for minor imperfections. This can include chips, cracks and uneven edges. It can also change the shape of a tooth, making it appear straighter, which can be a great alternative to veneers. Composite bonding can close gaps in your smile, which makes it an excellent alternative to braces.

In cases of thinning enamel, the ends of your teeth might appear darker and have jagged edges. Composite bonding will not only help to improve the appearance of thinning enamel, but it will also help to protect the underlying structure. And finally, composite bonding can also make your teeth appear whiter. This is ideal if you are unable to whiten your teeth with traditional teeth whitening.

Do you offer composite veneers?

By applying composite bonding to multiple teeth, it’s possible to create the illusion of a veneer, without the need to prepare the underlying tooth structure. If you are on a budget, this type of treatment can be a welcome alternative to porcelain veneers.

The benefit of a composite veneer is that it isn’t permanent. The composite material will wear down over time, which will give you the opportunity to decide if you would like to invest in veneers or reapply the composite bonding treatment.

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