Composite bonding is an affordable, non-invasive procedure that uses tooth-coloured resin to fix minor dental issues like gaps, cracks, chips and discolouration. With most treatments taking just 30-60 minutes without anaesthetic, you can get a new smile with minimal hassle.
As well as finding an experienced and reputable dentist you can trust, one of your main priorities will likely be finding a teeth bonding price that is right for you. But bear in mind that you get what you pay for with cosmetic dentistry treatments – so make sure you do your research.
Although most people can get transformative results with composite bonding, certain issues – like gum disease and severe decay – can mean that composite bonding isn’t for everyone. This is why speaking to a qualified dentist, like our experienced clinicians at Ollie & Darsh, is vital to get an honest assessment.
Keep reading to understand typical composite bonding costs better as we fill you in on the ins and outs of this convenient and cost-effective treatment.
What Is Composite Bonding, And How Does It Work?
Composite bonding is a non-invasive cosmetic dental treatment using tooth-coloured resin to rectify minor dental issues. For instance, composite bonding is perfect for addressing chips, cracks, gaps and discolouration. The process takes around an hour from start to finish, is pain-free, requires no downtime, and produces natural-looking results that should last five to seven years.
The composite bonding process is relatively straightforward. First, the colour of the composite is matched to your natural teeth before preparing the tooth with a conditioning liquid to strengthen the bond between resin and enamel. Then, the composite is shaped and moulded onto the tooth and set using ultraviolet light. And with a final polish, you can go out and enjoy your shiny new smile!
How Much Is Composite Bonding, And What Factors Affect The Cost?
A quick look online will reveal that composite bonding prices often vary from clinic to clinic. There are several reasons for these variations, including the dentist’s experience, the location of the clinic, and the extent of treatment required.
As with any cosmetic treatment, cost shouldn’t be your sole deciding factor, but we know it will be high on your list of priorities. So be sure to do your research, check out reviews, look at before and after pictures, and even visit the clinic to get a sense of whether or not the dentist is a good fit for you.
Here at Ollie & Darsh, our standard composite bonding price is £250 per tooth, making these treatments some of the most affordable cosmetic dentistry options available. That means you can achieve transformative results with a relatively minimal outlay.
Best of all, when you choose to get your composite bonding procedure at Ollie & Darsh, you can be sure of receiving the highest levels of professional care and treatment from our highly experienced, talented team of clinicians and support staff.
What Payment Options Are Available?
At Ollie & Dash, we passionately believe that nothing should get in the way of the smile of your dreams, including how much it costs. Therefore, we offer several ways to pay for your composite bonding treatment.
You could, of course, pay for your treatment upfront, but that might not always be possible or even the best choice for you.
Many dentists offer interest-free dental plans. At Ollie & Darsh, our 0% finance packages let you spread the cost of your composite bonding treatment over 10, 12 or even 24 months. That means on a two-year finance plan, you could enjoy a dramatic smile transformation for a smidge over £10 a month (or even less, depending on your deposit).
With all your payments automatically taken through Direct Debit, this is the most convenient and worry-free option.
Do I Need Composite Bonding?
Only a qualified and experienced dentist can decide whether you need composite bonding. However, it is definitely a treatment option worth discussing with your dentist if you have any of the following minor dental issues:
- Gaps or spaces between your teeth
- Cracked, chipped or fractured teeth
- Stained or discoloured teeth
- Exposed roots due to receding gums
- Cavities or mildly decaying teeth
- Mismatched or misshapen teeth
Bear in mind that while composite bonding is an excellent option for most people, not everyone will be a suitable candidate. Generally speaking, it all comes down to the general health of your teeth and gums.
If you have severe gum disease or extremely decayed teeth, your dentist may not be able to offer composite bonding as a solution. But fear not; an alternative solution can almost always be found.
How Can I Ensure I Will Get The Best Results From My Composite Bonding Procedure?
As with all dental treatments and the overall upkeep of your teeth, there is no substitute for a solid oral hygiene routine. Ensuring you brush and floss your teeth carefully and consistently, and visit your dentist and hygienist regularly, is the best way to keep your teeth healthy and maintain the bond between the resin and your teeth.
Remember that dental resin is not as strong as your natural teeth enamel. That means you should avoid chewing things like hard sweets and ice to prevent wearing down the composite.
Grinding your teeth can also have a similar effect in terms of degrading the composite, so it can pay to reduce your stress levels wherever possible. You should also avoid coffee and red wine for the first few days after your treatment to reduce the chances of staining.
Speaking of which, if you want to get your teeth whitened, be sure to do it before your composite bonding treatment to ensure the resin matches your chosen shade of white.
How Long Does A Composite Bonding Procedure Take, And How Long Does It Last?
Most composite bonding procedures take around 30 to 60 minutes on average. That means you can have your teeth reshaped or filled in your lunch hour if you are pressed for time. This type of treatment doesn’t require any anaesthetic or large-scale preparation of the tooth (unlike veneers and crowns), so you can get on with your daily routine and show off that smile without any delay or downtime.
Although the results of a composite bonding treatment won’t last as long as those you might get from veneers or crowns, you can still expect them to last anywhere between five and seven years if you look after them properly. By this time, your dentist can easily repair or replace any damaged composite.
If any treated area chips or breaks in the meantime, you should seek immediate dental care to fix the issue. A proactive stance will ensure that any remaining tooth structure can be protected from decay or damage.
What Is It Like Getting Composite Bonding At Ollie & Darsh?
Of course, we can discuss the quality of our composite bonding services until the cows come home. However, nothing compares to a real-life recommendation. So here are some genuine reviews from happy Ollie & Darsh patients to give you a better idea of what to expect when you come to us for this kind of treatment.
Long-term patient Charlotte Vaight said: “I have attended Ollie & Darsh for around eight years, where I initially had composite bonding whilst in my teens. Since the beginning, their service has been exceptional, along with their dentistry.
“I have recommended family members and friends to their clinic who all have corresponding views. Eight years on and my bonding has lasted and I still always receive compliments for my smile.”
Google reviewer Ashley Breckell added: “I have been at Ollie & Darsh, under the care of Dr Paavan, since September 2022 for Invisalign and composite bonding, and the outcome and experience could not have been better.
“Everyone is so welcoming and friendly, especially Dr Paavan, who ensured I was happy and comfortable every step of the way, and communicated with me right the way through my treatment plan to ensure I would receive my desired outcome.
“The difference is my smile is incredible and I am so much more confident in myself, all thanks to Dr Paavan! Could not be more thankful and would recommend to everyone!”
Quality Composite Bonding In Liverpool
If you would like to improve your smile with composite bonding in Liverpool, Ollie & Darsh offers expert composite tooth bonding at very competitive prices. Our highly experienced team of practitioners has performed thousands of composite bonding procedures, helping to refresh the smiles of countless satisfied patients over the years.
If you have minor dental issues – like gaps, chips or discoloration – our quick, convenient and non-invasive composite bonding procedures can give you the smile transformation you desire, rebooting your confidence in the process.
You can spread the cost composite bonding treatment with one of our interest-free dental plans, too – there’s 0% finance available on all our cosmetic dental procedures, you can break down your composite bonding costs into manageable monthly payments spread over 10, 12 or 24 months.
The smile of your dreams is well within your grasp with an affordable composite bonding treatment from Ollie & Darsh. So what are you waiting for? Invest in your happiness and well-being with composite bonding from Liverpool’s number one dentist.