Your Composite Dental Bonding Questions Answered

Your Composite Dental Bonding Questions Answered

Your Composite Dental Bonding Questions Answered

At Alverna House Dental Practice in St Helens, Merseyside, we offer expert, low-cost composite dental bonding to fix broken teeth and restore your smile. We are committed to skilful cosmetic dentistry and use only the best bonding techniques to transform your teeth whilst keeping them healthy. Our patients often ask us questions about this popular procedure before going ahead, and we answer a few of them below:

What does composite bonding do?

Composite bonding or dental bonding is an innovative way to fill chips, cracks or gaps between teeth. It can also re-shape uneven teeth to create a beautiful, symmetrical smile.

What is composite bonding made of?

During the procedure, we use a composite resin material that perfectly matches the colour of your natural teeth. This material is adhesive, insoluble and malleable; it has a putty-like texture that solidifies under ultraviolet light.

What happens during the composite bonding procedure?

During the composite bonding procedure, your cosmetic dentist will roughen the surface of your tooth and apply a special liquid to allow the composite resin to attach. They will then apply the composite resin and shape it around your teeth as required before hardening it into place.

What does composite bonding treat?

Dental bonding will disguise noticeable imperfections like cracks, chips, gaps between teeth, staining, white marks, gum recession and misshapen or prominent, overlapping teeth.

How long does composite bonding last?

Composite bonding can last up to seven years, but this depends on the type of bonding materials used and your oral health habits. For best results, avoid coffee, tea, cigarettes or strong-hued foods such as soy sauce and turmeric. Brush your teeth twice a day for two minutes, floss and use interdental brushes.

Does composite bonding hurt?

Composite bonding is almost painless – it’s one of the lesser invasive procedures as it doesn’t require any injections or drilling. There may be some sensitivity when bonding is used near the gum line, but the discomfort will be minimal.

What does composite bonding cost?

Composite bonding is a cosmetic dental procedure and is classed as private treatment. We offer reasonably priced composite bonding at Alverna House – it costs £280 per tooth but can vary depending on your specific needs.

Where can I get composite bonding near me in St Helens?

We offer composite bonding at Alverna House Dental Practice in St Helens, Merseyside. Find us a 25-minute walk from St Helens Central train station or next to the bus stop on Blackbrook Road.