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Composite Bonding in Edinburgh

Ever dreamt of a flawless smile? Say goodbye to chips, gaps, or discolouration with Composite Bonding at Essential Dental Care in Edinburgh. We're proud to offer Composite Bonding, a cutting-edge cosmetic dental procedure. This non-invasive treatment can transform your smile by repairing chips, gaps, and discolouration with natural-looking composite resin. Book your appointment now and let our skilled team redefine your dental aesthetics!

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The Treatment

What is Composite Bonding?

Composite Bonding is a minimally invasive cosmetic dentistry procedure designed to enhance the appearance of your teeth. It involves the application of a tooth-coloured composite resin material to correct various dental imperfections, such as chipped, discoloured, or misshapen teeth.

Our experienced dental team carefully moulds and sculpts this resin to seamlessly blend with your natural teeth, delivering results that are both stunning and natural-looking. Whether you’re looking to close small gaps, restore a damaged tooth, or brighten your smile, Composite Bonding can help you achieve the beautiful, confident smile you deserve.

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The Candidates

Who Can Benefit from Composite Bonding?

Composite bonding is an excellent choice for individuals with minor cosmetic flaws in their teeth seeking smile enhancement. It is beneficial for:

  1. Chipped or Fractured Teeth: Effectively restores the appearance of teeth with small chips or fractures.
  2. Gaps between Teeth: Closes small gaps, enhancing overall dental aesthetics.
  3. Discoloured Teeth: Provides a whiter, uniform appearance for teeth with stubborn stains or discoloration.
  4. Misshapen Teeth: Reshapes misshapen teeth, creating a more balanced smile.
  5. Minimally Crooked Teeth: Offers a straighter appearance for those with mildly crooked teeth, avoiding orthodontic treatment.
  6. Worn Teeth: Restores the length and shape of teeth with worn edges or those appearing shorter than desired.
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The Advantages

The Benefits of Composite Bonding

Composite bonding stands out as a favoured choice for those aiming to elevate their smiles, offering several key advantages:

  1. Enhanced Aesthetics: Conceals chips, cracks, stains, and gaps for a more attractive, confident smile.
  2. Minimally Invasive: Preserves natural tooth structure, ensuring minimal impact on integrity.
  3. Quick and Painless: Completed in one visit, often without anaesthesia, providing a virtually painless experience.
  4. Customisation: Varied resin shades match natural teeth precisely, seamlessly blending with your smile.
  5. Durability: While not as long-lasting as alternatives, composite bonding remains durable for years with proper care.
  6. Affordability: A cost-effective option, delivering smile improvements without a hefty price tag.
  7. Versatility: Addresses diverse cosmetic issues in a single procedure, showcasing its versatility.
  8. Natural Appearance: Resin mimics natural enamel, reflecting light similarly for a seamless, natural look.
  9. Minimal Maintenance: Easy upkeep with regular brushing, flossing, and dental check-ups.
  10. Conservative Approach: Preserves natural tooth structure, allowing for future treatment flexibility while maintaining integrity.
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How It Works

The Procedure

Understanding the composite bonding procedure involves breaking it down into five essential steps, each contributing to the creation of a flawless smile.

  1. Consultation: The process begins with a consultation with a dentist. They will assess your dental concerns and determine if composite bonding is the right solution for you.
  2. Preparation: Minimal preparation is required for bonding. In most cases, anaesthesia is not necessary unless the bonding is being used to fill a cavity.
  3. Application: The dentist will select a shade of composite resin that closely matches your natural tooth colour. The resin is applied to the tooth’s surface and carefully sculpted to achieve the desired shape and contour.
  4. Curing: A special light is used to harden the composite material. This ensures it becomes strong and durable.
  5. Finishing: After the bonding material has cured, the dentist will further shape and polish it to blend seamlessly with your natural teeth.
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Know More about Composite Bonding

Frequently Asked Questions

Is composite bonding suitable for everyone?

Composite bonding is a versatile option, but its suitability depends on your specific dental needs and goals. A consultation with our dental professionals will determine if it’s the right choice for you.

Does composite bonding require any special maintenance or care?

Composite bonding is durable but may require some maintenance. Avoiding staining agents and maintaining good oral hygiene practices will help prolong the lifespan of the bonded teeth.

Is composite bonding painful?

Composite bonding is a minimally invasive procedure and is generally not painful. Anaesthesia is typically not needed, and patients often report little to no discomfort during or after the procedure.

How long does the composite bonding process take?

The duration of the procedure depends on the extent of the bonding required. In many cases, it can be completed in a single office visit, making it a convenient option for enhancing your smile.

Can composite bonding fix more significant dental issues like severely misaligned teeth?

Composite bonding is best suited for minor to moderate cosmetic improvements. More significant dental issues might require alternative treatments, which our dental team can discuss with you during a consultation.

Is the composite bonding material safe for teeth?

Yes, the resin used for composite bonding is safe and widely used in dental procedures.

Is composite bonding reversible?

Composite bonding can be reversed, but some enamel may need to be removed during the initial procedure.

Does composite bonding require special care?

While it doesn’t need special care, maintaining good oral hygiene and avoiding habits like nail-biting can prolong its lifespan.

Can composite bonding fix gaps between teeth?

Yes, composite bonding can close small gaps between teeth.

Are there any side effects of composite bonding?

The side effects of composite bonding are minimal but may include slight tooth sensitivity or roughness initially, which usually resolves.

Can I eat and drink normally after composite bonding?

Yes, you can eat and drink normally once the bonding is set. However, avoid excessive staining foods and beverages.

How do I clean and care for bonded teeth?

Brush and floss regularly, and visit our dentist for regular check-ups and cleanings.

Are there any dietary restrictions after the procedure?

While there are no strict restrictions, limiting the consumption of hard or very sticky foods can help prevent damage.

What happens if a composite bonding chips or breaks?

Contact us immediately to assess and repair the damage. Composite bonding can be repaired.

Your Trusted Dental Practice

Why Choose Us for Composite Bonding?

Experienced Dentist (38+yrs)

Dr. Paul Au

  • Dental degree from University of Edinburgh in 1984
  • Master of Science degree from University of Edinburgh in 1990
  • Registrar of College of Dental Surgeons of British Columbia (1994)

Expertise & Personalised Care

Our skilled team comprises experienced professionals specialising in composite bonding. Our approach is tailored to your specific dental needs, ensuring a customised composite bonding solution that complements your individual smile.

Proven Results

Our track record of successful composite bonding cases speaks for itself. Witness the transformative power of our treatments through before-and-after results, showcasing the remarkable improvements we bring to smiles.

First Class Aftercare

Aftercare needed after dental appointments is usually free of charge.

Wherever possible we will provide complimentary advice and consultations via email and phone if needed.

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Google Reviews

What Our Patients Are Saying

Based on 24 reviews
Herman Komashko
Herman Komashko
My fear of dentists is gone, thanks the team at Essential Dental Care. So caring, so considerate, so professional. I had a hygienist service and two fillings. I have never had such wonderful experience sitting in a dentist chair. I was recommend this place by a friend, and I am forever grateful. There is a group of us now, who all go here :) Thank you all and you sure have me as your regular customer for years to come.
Dorcas Shepherd
Dorcas Shepherd
My husband and I would not go anywhere else, Dr Paul is the most experienced dentist that we have had and explains everything to you. My husband is in the middle of getting implants and he was a bit apprehensive at first but Paul was very patient and explained everything that is going happen and reassured him. It is a long process but will be worth the wait. Also the staff could not be more helpful and very friendly too. Would recommend this practice to anyone.💓
Belinda Neilson
Belinda Neilson
Great dentist
Jerry Chan
Jerry Chan
由於家母牙齒出問題,規勸良久才肯就醫,幾經波折,在愛丁堡找到這家可以全程以廣東話溝通的牙科診所,診所職員 Carman了解後,認為情況緊急,特意安排了快期,隔天便能就診。牙醫 Paul 診症細心,並教導了日常的護理方法及開药,回家後一兩天病情已告好轉,值得推薦。
Michelle Leung (Micmic)
Michelle Leung (Micmic)
Paul is kind and patient to explain the treatment.
Eric Mackay
Eric Mackay
First thing to say is that Paul does very high quality work. He pays attention to detail, spots trouble before it happens, and is very quick to find an appointment time if you do have pain, and sorts it out effectively every time. Secondly, he is very gentle; he’ll tell you when he’s about to numb you up, but to be honest, that’s about the last you’re aware of it. He checks with you that you’re ok, and is careful to make sure your mouth isn’t open wide any longer than it needs to be. Thirdly, he and Michelle run a very effective and friendly practice; they made every effort to keep open as much as possible during lockdown whilst giving every confidence that they were doing all they could to keep their patients safe. And they still do. I can’t commend them highly enough nor thank them warmly enough for all their care and attention.
Steve Kington
Steve Kington
Cannot fault the team at Essential dental. They are always seem to run on time and put me at ease throughout. Dr Au just gets on with it. Would recommend to anyone.
Jamie Smith
Jamie Smith
I have had an extremely positive experience at Essential Dental Care. While a bit pricey (as with any private dentist), Dr Paul has always been very patient and happy to answer any questions I've had about my treatment. I also have to say that this is the first dental practice I asked about a partial denture who did not immediately try to upsell me to a dental implant. While I do need to eventually get the implant, it can be very costly and Dr Paul understood that I really just needed a cosmetic solution in the interim. Highly recommended.

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Our Location

Reaching Us is Easy

Essential Dental Care is conveniently located at 13 Polwarth Gardens, Edinburgh EH11 1JS. Reaching us for your composite bonding treatment is straightforward, whether by car or public transportation.