Composite Bonding & Veneers

Are you unhappy with your smile? Do you wish it were slightly more even and symmetrical or simply have that coveted Hollywood finish? In our photo-ready society, it’s not surprising that now, more than ever, patients are looking for ways to make their smile stand out from the crowd. And with composite bonding and veneers, our team at 23 Dental can help you do just that.

We love being able to transform our patients’ smiles – and their lives – with composite bonding and veneers. In a just a few easy steps, you can have the smile of your dreams thanks to our highly skilled team of cosmetic dentists.

The Step-by-Step Process

  1. Book your consultation.
  2. Create your bespoke plan with one of our highly informed team members.
  3. Get your appointment booked in.
  4. Show off and enjoy your brand-new smile.

Got questions? We’ve got answers:

What is composite bonding?

What is composite bonding?

Composite bonding uses a composite resin material to address minor cosmetic issues with the teeth and smile. It is applied directly to the surface and edges of the teeth and then expertly shaped into the desired position and shape to create a more even looking smile.

What issues can composite bonding address?

Composite bonding is very good at addressing issues such as small cracks and chips in the teeth, as well as uneven tooth shape, wear and tear, minor gaps, minor realignment and correction of the teeth, and surface discolouration.

Does composite bonding involve any drilling?

There is no drilling necessary when applying composite bonding and no need to remove or impact the natural surface of the tooth.

How long does composite bonding last?

Composite bonding usually lasts for between three and eight years. This can be maintained and prolonged through proper dental care and hygiene, including regular visits to the dental hygiene team here at 23 Dental.

Can composite bonding be used to treat overcrowding and ‘crooked’ teeth?

Some minor overcrowding can be treated using composite bonding, but in more complex cases, patients will have to receive teeth straightening treatment prior to their bonding.

Can I whiten my teeth if I have composite bonding?

If you are interested in teeth whitening, we always recommend doing so before composite bonding is applied. This is because the material used in composite bonding is designed to be stain resistant, and therefore will not change colour in the way, or at the same rate as your natural teeth do during the teeth whitening process.

How long does the treatment for composite bonding take?

Most composite bonding appointments take just 45 minutes to an hour to complete per tooth, meaning you can be out enjoying your brand-new smile in no time!

Will it be painful?

This is a minimally invasive treatment that doesn’t involve any drilling or injections, making it completely pain-free. We can, however, offer local anaesthetic for patients who have sensitive teeth, or if the finishing and polishing process gets close to the gum line.

Veneers FAQ

What are veneers?

Veneers are designed to cover the natural tooth like a kind of cap, leaving them looking straighter and more even when being used to correct alignment of the teeth.

What are veneers made of?

Veneers can be made of porcelain or a composite material.

What is the difference between composite veneers and porcelain veneers?

Composite veneers are similar to composite bonding, and are directly applied to the teeth in-practice, allowing for less time in the chair and a faster treatment journey. As with composite bonding, the material is applied by one of our cosmetic dentists who will shape and sculpt the material to the desired effect. None of the surface of the tooth needs to be removed for application of composite veneers, and it is a minimally-invasive treatment that offers great results at a lower price.

Porcelain veneers are made off-site by experts at a dental laboratory, just for the patient, and then applied here in the practice. Porcelain is a highly durable material that’s incredibly long-lasting and resilient as well as being able to mimic the natural tooth incredibly well. The ultra-thin layers are applied by our team at 23 Dental and will require two appointments before completion. Some parts of the surface of the tooth may also have to be removed for this application.

How long do porcelain veneers last?

Porcelain veneers can last up to 10 to 15 years.

How long do composite veneers last?

Composite veneers normally last 3-8 years.

For more information regarding this treatment
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Bespoke smile design handcrafted by us.

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