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Composite Bonding Bournemouth

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The life-changing treatment which can deliver a Same-day Smile Makeover

Wow! Imagine that. A brand new, confident smile in just one single appointment. Well, that’s one of the biggest benefits of looking to transform your smile with composite bonding.

If you’re looking to change the shape or size of your teeth, close annoying spaces between them or have a fuller, wider smile this could be the option for you.


What problems can composite bonding help with?

The wonders of the treatment are endless, but here are some of the ways Smile Stories can help you with composite bonding:

  • Shape finessing – composite bonding can be used to make your teeth larger, squarer, longer or more rounded.
  • Close the gap – composite bonding is a fantastic way to close any unwanted spaces in your smile.
  • Fix the chip – we can use composite bonding to fix any chips or breaks in your teeth.
  • Whiter and brighter – if teeth whitening isn’t an option for you, composite bonding is a great way to improve the colour of dull or discoloured teeth.
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Benefits of composite bonding


Here are a few of the amazing benefits of composite bonding and why it could be a great option for you:

  • Same-day Smile Makeover – the treatment is normally complete in just one single appointment! Special event creeping up in the diary, this could be the perfect solution to get you camera ready.
  • No drilling or injections – one of the great things about composite bonding is there is no need for any drills or anaesthesia, meaning can go about your normal day straight after your visit.
  • Your teeth stay protected – this is a non-invasive treatment, meaning very little preparation is needed for your natural teeth. To make room for the composite material we aim to remove minimal amounts (if any) of your existing tooth enamel.


Which is right for you?

Edge Bonding

Where we only add composite only to the edges. This is perfect to increase their size or shape, close up spaces, fix chips and lengthen them.

But your teeth need to be straight to do this.

If they’re crooked you may need Invisalign or composite veneers.

photo of upper uneven teeth before bonding
photo of upper uneven teeth after bonding

Gap Closure Bonding

We select specific areas to add composite, sometimes worn grooves or those pesky in-betweeny triangles where gums might have receded over time.

With careful polishing and buffing you’d barely know they ever existed.

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Composite Veneers

We bond composite to the whole front surface of your tooth to completely mask what’s underneath.

Think of it as a shellac nail. They can whiten, straighten, close up large spaces, reverse worn-looking teeth and even widen your smile.


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Free Video Consultation

All you need to do is send us 6 simple photos of your smile.

Our Aesthetic Dentists will analyse these and send a bespoke Confident Smile Report advising you of your options to achieve your smile goals. From there you can book in for a complimentary Video Consultation.


Why bother?

You’ll get an idea of what’s possible to get you smiling confidently without giving up your time or money at a dental appointment. It’s completely risk-free!

You’ll come away with an easy to read action plan, and an estimate of costs and a timescale to create your beautiful new smile.

Sound good?


Does composite bonding hurt?

Not at all.

We usually do it all in one appointment, without drilling or injections.

How can composite bonding help you?

  • A fuller wider smile with more teeth on show at the back
  • To make your teeth more visible in photos
  • Improve the shape of your teeth
  • Make your teeth whiter, especially if teeth whitening hasn’t worked for you
  • Straighten your teeth if you have mild crowding
  • Replace silver fillings and make them invisible
  • Fix chips and fill them in
  • Close up the big space between your front teeth
  • Restore worn teeth if you’ve ground them down

How do composite veneers compare with porcelain veneers?

  • It’s quicker and less expensive.
  • Usually, the teeth underneath are untouched.
  • Pain-free – rarely requires drilling or injections.
  • Composite veneers can be repaired and replaced with ease.

However, they don’t last as long and need more maintenance than porcelain veneers. Both have their advantages and disadvantages, and as long as you understand them we’ll help you make the choice right for you.

How do I care for teeth after composite bonding?

After the bonding procedure, you need to care for your teeth as you would normally, cleaning them twice daily and flossing/using interdental brushes daily. Attend your regular health checks where our team can look after your bonding.

One disadvantage with teeth bonding is that smoking and chewing tobacco can cause staining like it does your teeth. These stains are very difficult to remove and may even result in the dental bonding needing to be repeated. Drinking excessive tea and coffee, eating a lot of curries, red wine (sorry) and other dark liquids can also cause the dental bonding composite to stain. 

When eating with bonded front teeth, avoid chewing hard foods directly onto the composite areas as this can cause them to chip. Don’t chew pens or bite your nails, and stop opening bottles with your teeth!

How do we actually place the composite bonding?

What does the actual procedure involve during composite bonding in Bournemouth?

Cosmetic tooth bonding is where we ‘bond’ white coloured resin material onto your teeth.

Composite is a plasticine-like putty which comes in different shades, which we match to your teeth so create a perfect blend.

A very important point!

We’d always recommend teeth whitening first. Everyone wants whiter teeth, and if you choose to whiten after bonding then the bonding doesn’t change colour.

The procedure is completed in 5 painless steps:

1. Colour matching -We make sure the bonding material matches your tooth to get the perfect blend.

2. Isolation  – What?! We place a rubber sheet over the teeth we’re bonding. Dry bonding = the best bonding. It also means you get no unpleasant tastes in your mouth.

3. Shampoo and Condition – We’re getting ready…

4. The arty bit – We hand-sculpt the ‘composite’ material, and when it’s looking perfect we then set with a blue light to harden it. You have your tooth back.

5. Polishing – We make it look natural and completely blend in with your teeth. Nobody will ever know.


How long does dental bonding last?

After composite dental bonding in Bournemouth, the composite material will normally last 3-7 years, when it may need topping up or replacing. At Smile Stories, we only use the gold standard procedure and all of our work is guaranteed after the procedure. 

How long will cosmetic dental bonding last?

After composite bonding in Bournemouth, the composite material will normally last 5-7 years. After this time it’ll need complete replacement. It’s heavily dependent how well you look after it at home and regular professional hygiene visits are essential.

I’ve had composite bonding and my tooth feels strange

This is normal, don’t worry about it. It’ll take a few days for everything to settle in and the composite to feel part of your body again.

What are our composite bonding fees?

Composite edge bonding in Bournemouth is £175 per tooth.

Composite veneers start at £275 per tooth.

What are the alternative to dental bonding?

Your teeth may me more suited to crowns or veneers, rather than composite bonding. Everyone is unique so contact us if you need tailored advice.

Which composite do you use?

We use an array of only top quality composite products. These are matched to the colour of your teeth and artistically hand crafted to match the colour and texture.

Our dentists love G-aenial and Empress Direct.

Will your teeth be sensitive after composite bonding?

Unlikely. Teeth aren’t usually sensitive after the cosmetic dental bonding procedure. This is nothing to worry about and will likely settle down after a few days.