Composite Bonding

Do you struggle with a discoloured tooth? Perhaps you have gaps between your teeth or a chip that’s knocking your confidence? If so, composite bonding may be the perfect solution.

Composite Bonding can transform your smile in a pain-free, non-invasive way in as little as one visit.

We all have imperfections or something we feel could be improved, but with composite bonding, you can enhance your smile without the need for costly, time-consuming and invasive treatments.

What is composite bonding?

Ideal for minor dental issues such as chips, fractures, gaps or discoloration, composite bonding is a cosmetic treatment. It involves a composite resin being applied to the affected tooth or teeth to reshape or restore it to its original appearance.

It’s a popular option for those looking for a natural-appearing smile on a budget, as composite bonding is matched to your natural tooth colour and is much more affordable than other cosmetic treatment options.

What are the benefits of composite bonding?

Not only is composite bonding very accessible due to its affordability, but it can also be done in just one session. It doesn’t require the sort of preparation work that veneers or crowns require and can be set before you leave our clinic through fast-acting UV light treatment which sets the resin quickly.

It’s the perfect solution for those looking to correct small issues, and the best part is that as long you maintain your smile through daily brushing and regular dental appointments, your composite bonds should last for many years.

Why choose Hockerill Dental for your composite bonding?

As one of the most trusted dentists in Bishop’s Stortford, we’re proud to offer a broad range of treatments to our valued patients. We’ve been operating since the 1960s, and in that time we’ve been finalists for the Private Dentistry Awards for our customer-focused approach to dentistry.

Whether you’re a nervous patient, have a complex dental history, or haven’t been to the dentist in years, we can help. So, if you’re looking to improve your smile with composite bonding, look no further than Hockerill Dental.

To find out more about our treatments, or to book a consultation, get in touch with us on 01279 652400.


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Frequently Asked Questions

How long does composite bonding last?

Composite bonding in Hertfordshire is an effective way of transforming the appearance of your teeth, without any painful procedures and without breaking the bank. But unlike veneers which involve a more invasive treatment, but have longer-lasting results, composite bonding will wear down over time.

Typically, composite bonding can last around 5 years with good care before requiring top-up treatment from your dentist. Because the composite material isn’t as strong as your natural teeth, you should avoid very hard foods or using your teeth as tools as this can cause the composite to weaken and break sooner.

How many teeth do you need for composite bonding?

Because composite bonding is a popular choice for those with a single damaged or discoloured tooth, it can be an effective solution, even if you aren’t getting your full smile done. More often than not, patients will opt to treat more than one tooth so that their smile looks more even and enhanced, but this isn’t necessary.

Not everyone will be suitable for composite bonding in Hertfordshire though, so a detailed consultation with your dentist will help to determine whether this is the right option for you.

Can bonded teeth be whitened?

The composite bonding material is not suitable for teeth whitening and trying this treatment will generally be unsuccessful. However, there are still ways to benefit from a whiter smile whilst also enjoying composite bonding in Hertfordshire. If a whiter smile is something you’re after, speak with your dentist before your composite bonding treatment as you can then receive whitening treatment first, and have your composite applied afterwards in the new brighter shade.

What food should I avoid with bonded teeth?

Food and drink that commonly stains should be avoided as this will help to keep your new smile looking better for longer. Things such as coffee, tea, red wine, fruit juices and curry can all stain and wear down the composite, so it’s best to limit these things to ensure your smile remains to look its very best. You may also want to avoid very tough foods which could cause the composite to break, but your dentist will be able to offer further guidance on how best to maintain your new smile during your consultation and throughout aftercare.