The simple way to enhance your beautiful smile

If you’re looking to improve the appearance of your smile in a quick and simple treatment, composite bonding at Hurst Dental & Implant Clinic is the perfect solution. We can create the smile you’ve always wanted.
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Spread the cost of treatment

We know cosmetic dentistry can be expensive, which is why we are pleased to offer ways for you to spread the cost and still achieve your dream smile. Our flexible finance options, arranged via Tabeo Finance, enable you to make treatment more affordable, with manageable monthly payments based on the amount you borrow and for how long. Please talk to us about your options today.

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What is composite bonding?

If you’d like to enhance your smile, improve the appearance of your teeth or repair areas of damage, composite bonding is a very popular and effective option. The composite material is incredibly natural looking, and can be colour matched to your existing teeth to provide a completely seamless finish.

Composite bonding is a non-invasive cosmetic treatment, with no drilling or anaesthetic required. The composite material is applied directly to your tooth by our skilled clinicians and built up in layers until the ideal shape and size has been created. Your teeth can be repaired and enhanced in just one short appointment.
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What are the benefits of composite bonding?

  • Pain free

    The treatment is non-invasive and completely pain free, as the composite is built up in layers directly onto your natural tooth.

  • Fast

    Composite bonding is completed in just a single appointment, giving you beautifully enhanced teeth after one visit to our practice.

  • Aesthetic

    The composite material is colour matched to your existing teeth, or used in your chosen shade, for a highly natural looking finish.

  • Durable

    Composite bonding can last for many years without issue, and is very easy to repair or replace if required.

What does the treatment involve?

If you are interested in composite bonding treatment, we start by examining your teeth and gums, checking they are healthy. We talk to you about your smile, getting to know what you would like to change or any damage or discolouration that needs to be repaired.

On the day of your bonding appointment, we carefully dry your tooth and add a special acidic gel. This creates a rough surface, preparing your tooth so the composite can bond to it efficiently.

We apply the composite material in layers, gradually building up the desired shape and size. When we are happy with it, we harden the restoration using a blue UV light. The composite sets immediately, giving full function to your tooth straight away.

To complete your treatment, we polish the composite so it looks just like a natural tooth, and blends seamlessly with your existing teeth if it has been used as a repair.
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Frequently asked questions

  • If looked after well, composite bonding can last for many years without issue. The exact amount of time does vary depending on each patient’s individual case and lifestyle, but your dentist will keep an eye on the composite at your regular check up appointments. If your bonding does chip, it can be easily repaired.

  • The best way to look after the composite bonding on your tooth is to keep up with regular brushing and flossing. Composite cannot decay, but the tooth underneath still can, so great oral hygiene at home will prevent any plaque or damage.

  • Composite bonding treatment is completely pain free. It is non-invasive and doesn’t require any drilling, anaesthetic or for any of your natural tooth enamel or structure to be removed. Therefore, you will remain comfortable and relaxed throughout the appointment.

  • Composite material is more resistant to staining than natural tooth enamel, but can still discolour at typically a slower rate. If you enjoy eating and drinking dark foods and drinks, or are a smoker, you may find that the composite bonding on your tooth discolours more quickly. Keeping up with a good brushing and flossing routine will help.

  • If your composite bonding chips or becomes damaged, it can be very easily repaired. As the composite material bonds to itself as well as to your tooth, small areas of damage can be quickly repaired in a short appointment. For more extensive cases, we may remove the old bonding and completely replace it, but this still only takes a single appointment.

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