What Is It?
‘Composite bonding’ is a dental cosmetic treatment which has gained popularity in recent years for its conservative mode of treatment Composite bonding is an ‘additive’ treatment option, meaning minimal/no drilling of the teeth is carried out.. Composite is a tooth-coloured resin material which is applied directly on to the tooth surface to improve its shape, shade and appearance. It is also used to build up teeth which have worn down due to acid erosion or tooth grinding. It is a medium-term treatment solution, meaning that these restorations last on average between 3 and 5 years. Minor chipping and staining may occur during this time frame, hence a degree of maintenance must be accepted. The restorations needed to be treated with care and potential sources of staining should be limited.
Who Is Suitable For This Treatment?
Composite bonding is particularly popular with younger patients, however all ages are suitable for this treatment. The most important criteria is a good level of oral hygiene with no active gum disease. Well maintained oral health, including a low decay rate and good diet are also important factors. Some patients may not initially be suitable for the treatment but our hygienists and dentists are here to help improve your oral health and suitability for cosmetic dental treatment. This ideology forms the basis behind our ethical approach to patient care.
Indications for Composite Bonding
- Spaced Teeth
- Black Triangles between teeth
- Discoloured Teeth
- Irregular / small shaped teeth
- Tooth wear: acid erosion, attrition due to grinding, abrasion from excessive brushing
Cost of Composite Bonding Procedures
- Edge bonding: £250 per tooth
- Composite veneers: £400 per tooth
- Tooth wear build up: £400 per tooth
Guarantee: Any chipping which may occur in the first six months is repaired free of charge, thereafter repairs are charged at the cost of a filling: £175.00
Composite Bonding is carried out by our specialist Micheal Healy.
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BDS IREL 2009 MFDS RCSEd MClinDent Prosthodontics (Lond) MPros RCSEd
Specialist in Prosthodontics GDC No.176987
Micheal graduated as a dentist in 2009 in Ireland (UCC) before moving to London and gained his MFDS with the Royal College of Surgeons (Ed) in 2013. Micheal held the role of Clinical Tutor at Kings College London for a couple of years before opting to pursue a specialist career in Prosthodontics. In 2016, he gained entry to the prestigious 4-year specialist training programme in Prosthodontics at Guys Hospital, KCL. He completed his specialist training in 2020 and gained his Masters of Clinical Dentistry (MClinDent) in Prosthodontics. He also gained his Membership in Prosthodontics (MPros) from the Royal College of Surgeons, Edinburgh and is a registered specialist in Prosthodontics with the General Dental Council (U.K).
As a prosthodontist, Michael specialises in the restoration of teeth and replacement of missing teeth. He is particularly interested in the cosmetic improvement of teeth by conservative means, such as composite bonding. He is a key opinion leader for GC Dental and is actively involved in dental training and education. Michael carries out hands-on courses for dentists and is a regular guest lecturer for the Royal College of Surgeons.
In his free time, Micheal can be found sea swimming, socialising with friends in Margate or walking his staffy along the Kent coast.
Everyone in this practice is very friendly and caring, from the reception staff, dental nurses and hygienists through to Mr Hussain, who I believe provides state of the art treatment in a very sympathetic and unhurried manner.
It is definitely a practice where the patient comes first, and I have been delighted with all the work I have had done, which has included crowns and an implant. I would recommend Mr Hussain and his team to anyone concerned about taking care of their teeth.