Composite Bonding Teeth: Enhance Your Smile

Your smile is one of the first things people notice about you, which is why many people are opting for clear aligners to straighten and correct misaligned teeth. Once alignment has finished and your teeth are in the right position, fixing worn edges of teeth is the final touch to create the perfect even smile. Any uneven edges, or residual spacing can be finished off with composite material. In this blog post, we’ll explore what composite bonding is, how it works, its benefits, and what you can expect during and after the procedure.

What is Composite Bonding?
Composite bonding, also known as dental bonding, is a cosmetic dental procedure where a tooth-colored resin material is applied to the teeth to correct a variety of imperfections. This versatile treatment can be used to repair chipped or cracked teeth, close gaps, change the shape of teeth, and improve the appearance of discolored teeth.

What Does the Process Involve?
The procedure for cosmetic bonding first involves matching the filling to the colour of the tooth. The surface of the tooth is then cleaned to create a surface where the bonding material can easily attach to, followed by a dental adhesive which allows the dentist to stick the white filling to the tooth. Next, bonding material is applied to the surface of the teeth, sculpted and shaped for a natural look. The filling is layered in small increments before a blue light is used to harden and solidify it, securing the bonding in place.

All of this is pain free, involves no removal or damage to the tooth, and is completely reversible. The procedure is low risk and high reward, and can give that final result, leaving teeth that are now looking perfect.

Benefits of Composite Bonding
Completely safe and non-invasive procedure as it doesn’t drill or damage teeth
Is reversible so doesn’t have to be permanent
Quick, convenient and pain free
Can be easily repaired if needed
Gives a natural appearance of perfect shape and alignment
It can address a wide range of issues, from minor chips to significant gaps.

Toothfairy offers their existing alignment patients a massive discount of 50% for composite bonding, which is to ensure our patients have a smile they are extremely happy with at the end of treatment with us.

To Summarise
Composite bonding is a dental procedure in which a tooth-coloured resin material is applied to a damaged or discoloured tooth, then hardened with a dental blue light. The hardened resin is then sculpted and polished to match the surrounding teeth, creating a natural-looking repair. Composite bonding is often used to repair chips, cracks, gaps, or discolouration in the teeth, and can be a more conservative alternative to veneers or crowns. It offers a quick, effective, and affordable way to correct minor imperfections and achieve the smile you’ve always wanted. The procedure is typically done in one visit and is affordable, especially with Toothfairy’s 50% discount for existing patients.
If you’re ready to enhance your smile, schedule a consultation with us to discuss how composite bonding can help you achieve your dental goals. Smile with confidence knowing that a brighter smile is within reach!


Last updated on May 30, 2024

Dr. Deepak Aulak

Dr. Deepak Aulak is a London-based dental practitioner with a special interest in cosmetic dentistry. Having graduated from King's College London in Dentistry, Dr. Aulak was decorated with over a dozen awards and scholarships along the way, which notably include the Jelf Medal, Malleson Prize for research and GKT Hospital's Full Shields.


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