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Composite Tooth Bonding

Tooth Club provides one of the most refined smile changing treatments in dentistry today. We offer composite bonding to fix many dental issues, including reshaping, gaps or minor teeth damage. The procedure can fill chips and fractures with a colour-matched resin to keep a natural look. It can also be used to fix discolouration for a whiter smile. Our dentists in Ipswich, Essex and Hertfordshire use state of the art bonding materials to redesign your smile, making you more confident.

Situations where composite bonding is most suitable:

  • Chipped tooth
  • Cracks
  • Stains
  • General wear
  • To improve aesthetic appearance of your teeth or smile

The main benefits are:

  • No needles or Injections
  • No drilling of the natural tooth structure
  • Offers same day results

Dentist examining a female patient with tools at dental clinicComposite bonding compliments many other Tooth Club treatments. For example, our amazing teeth whitening can be complemented with bonding to match your new white teeth and create the perfect smile.

We also offer Edge Bonding as part of our ‘Smile Makeover’, which includes:-

  • 30 minute stain removal treatment
  • Teeth Whitening
  • Edge bonding (on selective teeth)

Alternative procedures such as crowns and veneers require a part of the tooth to be permanently removed. However, bonding is a non-invasive procedure, which only involves the surface of the teeth being roughened to aid in the resin bonding process to keep the structure intact.

What is the composite bond procedure?

The tooth surface is thoroughly cleaned and prepared with a gel to roughen the surface of the tooth microscopically. The composite resin material is then applied using instruments and brushes to sculpt the resin to the desired shape, often in several layers. Using a special light, the material is then hardened. Further layers can then be applied accordingly. The procedure is then completed with the smoothing of the tooth surfaces and polishing.

The dentist examines the patient's teeth.

Here are some post-care recommendations to maintain your new smile –

1. Avoid staining for 48 hours – Tea, coffee, smoking, red wine can all contribute to staining your new smile.

2. Keep up your oral hygiene – Brushing your teeth regularly and maintaining good oral health will ensure that your composite to stay clean and untainted for even longer.

3. Avoid biting nails or chewing – Bonding is extremely strong but not as strong as a natural tooth, so try not to damage on items that are not food.

The composite bond procedure is completed within one appointment. Prior to the appointment, we will always book a consultation, and most patients will organise a post-procedure review appointment to ensure that they are completely satisfied with the treatment.

In most cases composite is applied with no obvious drilling to the natural teeth. For any cases that require a tooth adjustment, you will be advised during your consultation appointment.

The tooth surface is thoroughly cleaned and then prepared with a gel that roughens the surface microscopically. The putty like composite resin material is then applied using special instruments and brushes to sculpt to the desired shape, often in several layers. Using a special light, the material is then hardened. Further layers can then be added accordingly. The procedure is then completed with smoothing of the tooth surface and polishing