Composite Bonding – Everything you need to know!

Composite bonding could be the convenient solution to getting the smile you’ve always wanted. Here at Saving Smiles, when it comes to your teeth and how you want them to look, you have plenty of options.

What is Composite Bonding?

Composite bonding is a cosmetic dental procedure that can make quite an improvement in the appearance of teeth. It is a popular treatment option to conceal imperfections such as chipped, cracked or discoloured teeth.

It is a completely pain free procedure.

To begin the tooth bonding procedure, our Saving Smiles dentists will roughen the surface of your tooth to help the composite adhere properly. Next, we apply special solutions to the surface area to keep the composite in place.  Once everything is prepared, we will shape the mouldable composite bonding material (white filling material) over your tooth.

After expertly crafting the restoration, we use a special light to harden and permanently cure the material to your tooth.


Then our dentists will fine-tune and polish the restoration to make sure it blends in with the surrounding teeth.


Why choose Composite Bonding Procedure over alternative dental treatment options?


Composite bonding is a less expensive alternative to porcelain veneers.  Both of these cosmetic treatments serve the purpose of reshaping and making a tooth look better. For example, if your tooth is small, slightly crooked, has gaps between them, or if it’s chipped and jagged, either of these procedures could possibly be a solution.

Many patients come to our Saving Smiles dental practice because they have dark or stained teeth that they don’t like the appearance of.

Whitening may not always work for stubborn discolouration. Composite bonding could be a great alternative to achieve the brighter smile you’ve always wanted.

The material is available in a number of different shades, and together we can decide which is the best to use in your case.

If you’re looking for a complete smile makeover, bonding can be placed on most teeth that show when you smile.

Composite bonding comes in a variety of shades.  Whether you’re looking to match your current teeth or want to brighten your smile first, our dental team can help you choose the shade that will look best for you.

How Long Does Composite Bonding Last?


Bonding teeth can last for several years if cared for properly.  In order to get the most out of your investment, you should brush the treated teeth at least twice a day and floss daily.  This habit will help prevent cavities from developing around the bonded area.

Smoking is also discouraged.

How Much is Composite Bonding?


The cost of bonding one tooth is similar to what you’ll pay when getting a large filling.  Compared to a porcelain veneer, bonding costs approximately one-third of the price. Since the dollar amount can vary depending on your particular needs, you’ll need to arrange a tooth bonding consultation first.

Once we evaluate the condition of your tooth, we’ll be able to give you a more accurate estimate.

During your consultation, we’ll discuss all of your concerns and provide an evaluation to determine if composite bonding is the best and most realistic option for you.

Get the smile you’ve always wanted. Call now for a consultation. 01933 312 992 for Rushden and 01327 342 412 for Weedon.