Want natural looking teeth?
Also known as white fillings or composite resins, tooth-coloured fillings have a natural-looking appearance as they are designed to match the colour of your teeth. The fillings are bonded to your teeth through a chemical process.
Our teeth are constantly under pressure as we need to chew and bite on a daily basis. Composite bonding can support fillings that are small or medium in size and therefore provides more structure to the teeth.
ADVANTAGES OF COMPOSITE BONDING
Composite bonding is among the easiest cosmetic dental procedures.
Cosmetic bonding is also one of the least expensive dental procedures.
Compared to veneers and crowns, composite bonding involves removing the smallest amount of tooth enamel.
Usually, composite bonding won’t require anaesthesia.
Our dentist will use a shade guide to choose a composite resin colour that closely matches the colour of your tooth.
The tooth’s surface will be roughened. This will be followed by the application of a conditioning liquid.
The tooth-coloured resin is applied, moulded and smoothed to the required shape. Then, an ultraviolet light or laser will harden the resin.
Our dentist will trim, shape and polish the resin so that it perfectly matches the tooth’s surface.
What is composite bonding?
Bonding is the application of a tooth-coloured composite resin to repair a decayed, chipped, fractured, discoloured tooth, to make teeth appear longer, and as a cosmetic alternative to amalgam fillings. We can often improve the shape and sometimes colour of the teeth with this treatment.
Bonding is performed by the dentist, with or sometimes without the involvement of a dental laboratory. Due to the artistic nature of the procedure the treatment time will be longer than normal white fillings, to ensure the bonding is executed with perfection.
What aftercare is needed?
With normal care, today’s composite material is durable enough to last without regular attention. However we recommend regular dental check ups and to avoid biting down on particularly hard foods, or ice to prevent cracking.
Will the composite stain?
Yes over time. As with natural teeth, staining will be less if you avoid or reduce exposure to tobacco, coffee, tea, soy sauce, curry, colas, grape juice, blueberries, or red wine. Brush and floss normally. Do not use baking soda or any abrasive toothpaste.
When can composite bonding be used?
Composite bonding is suitable in a variety of situations, including: repairing decayed teeth; repairing chipped teeth; closing gaps between teeth and changing the shape of teeth. For more information, call Kenley Dental.
What are the fillings made of?
The tooth-coloured resins are made of a durable, plastic material.
How long does composite bonding last?
With the right homecare, composite bonding should last for up to 10 years.
At Kenley Dental, we provide our patients with a transparent and straightforward service. We won’t keep you in the dark about treatments and their prices and our dentists will do their best to answer any questions you may have.
PATIENT'S BEST INTEREST
Our patient’s best interests are at the heart of what we do. We’ll give you our top tips on preventative care, helping you to maintain excellent oral health outside of the practice. We’ll advise you on suitable cosmetic and restorative treatments and make sure that you’re fully informed before going ahead with any procedures.
We pride ourselves on providing treatments that are minimally invasive, which means that preserving the healthy structure of your teeth is always one of our top priorities. We’ll always look for signs of tooth decay so that we can treat your teeth as soon as possible.
FRIENDLY TEAM AND MODERN PRACTICE
The team at Kenley Dental are friendly and reliable. We’ll always work hard to ensure that your visits are stress-free. You can relax knowing that our modern practice uses the latest technology to bring you the best dental services.
My son came in after falling over and chipping his front tooth. The team were able to comfort and care for him immediately. The results exceeded my expectations and are hardly noticable.
I am absolutely thrilled with my new crown. It looks wonderful and more importantly I can eat steak again. Thank you to all the team.
Glad I found this practice, very nice environment and wont be going anywhere else as of now! Dr P Patel I would highly recommend.
Absolutely great and high quality service, friendly and welcoming atmosphere at very reasonable prices. I went in a for a simple clean and filling which was done very quickly and efficiently. It’s been 6 weeks and I’ve had no issues.
Phenomenal service in a brilliant location. Dr Patel was very intuitive and confident in exercising procedures. Highly recommended!
I have always been an extremely nervous patient at the dentist. The team put me at complete ease during my visit from the moment I walked in. Dr Patel was very patient with me throughout the whole procedure and my treatment was professional, painless and effective. I’d recommend Dr Patel and the team at Kenley Dental practice to all I know.
The team at Kenley Dental Practice firmly believe, that dental treatment should be affordable, transparent and of high quality. Our finance options have been created to ensure treatment is affordable, resulting in a wider range of treatment options available to the patient.
When you arrive at Kenley Dental Practice, you’ll see the dentist, who will examine you and talk to you about any dental issues you are having. He or she will discuss treatment options at the time and give you all the details regarding the options you have. When you have agreed on a treatment plan and are ready to proceed, payment for services is usually required at that time.
Our goal is to provide you with the best estimated cost for the services you choose. Sometimes, due to clinical issues specific to your case, additional services could be required. In such cases, the dentist will consult with you prior to providing the services. We pride our self on being transparently inherent within the ethos of our practice.
from £99 per tooth
1. Assessment and discussion of treatment to build up your tooth/teeth
2. Possible wax up made by highly skilled dental technician if needed to help us shape your teeth
3. Composite placement and shaping and polishing
4. Review after a week or two to make sure happy with finish