Bamboo Composite Bonding

Composite Bonding In Cardiff

Everything you need to know about Composite Bonding

Composite bonding is an increasingly popular dental procedure that can enhance the appearance of your teeth. It involves applying a tooth-colored composite resin to one or more of your teeth to repair damage like cracks, gaps and chips. It’s called bonding because the material bonds to the tooth. The procedure really gained popularity in 2017-2018 thanks to increased affordability, speed and accessibility.

Benefits of composite bonding

Speed: Many composite bonding procedures are completed in one visit, instantly transforming smiles

Less invasive: especially compared to veneers, less of the tooth is lost when applying composite bonding

Cost effective: Depending on the extent of work, it can prove more cost effective than other procedures

Aesthetic control: materials and colours can be closely matched to existing teeth, allowing full control

However, composite resin is not as strong as other materials like porcelain, and may chip or wear over extended period. It is also more stain-prone than porcelain.

Composite bonding is a safe procedure and one that’s become increasingly popular thanks o affordability and speed of the transformation it can have on a smile.

It’s often used for minor corrections, whereas straightening and veneers might be required for more dramatic change.

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Who is suitable for Composite Bonding?

Composite bonding is a minimally invasive treatment that is used to fix any small chips or cracks in the teeth.

 

It can also be used to smooth over small areas any aesthetic displeasure of individual teeth.

 

To fully change the shape or length of your smile, composite veneers may be more suitable.

How long does Composite Bonding last?

This is a tricky one as it will depend on several factors outside of our control based on your lifestyle.

 

The way your teeth bite together, the foods and drinks you consume, and how well they are taken care of will determine how long the treatment will last.

 

Composite bonding is prone to chipping and staining; therefore, taking good care of them is a must.

Can Composite Bonding close gaps?

Composite bonding can be used to close gaps that are present in your smile, and is sometimes the best option.

 

Most of the time though if the gaps are large then the best option is a combination of teeth straightening plus composite bonding.

How much maintenance is needed?

Top of the class oral hygiene is a must to ensure your composite bonding stays in tip top condition.

 

Composite bonding can stain easily depending on the types of foods and drinks you have, so keeping on top of your cleaning is essential.

 

We would recommend basic daily hygiene such as flossing, using mouthwash, and brushing every day.

 

On top of that, a yearly check-up and scale and polish with your own hygienist can help maintain your teeth and the composite bonding.

How much does Composite Bonding cost per tooth UK?

Because composite bonding can vary wildly in complexity, prices vary. At Bamboo Cosmetic Dentistry, we charge £600 per hour.

Is Composite Bonding worth the money?

The importance of a good smile cannot be overstated, and composite bonding is a fast and cost-effective way to improve teeth which are chipped, broken, worn or damaged. Compared to more costly treatments, the results can be life-changing – relatively inexpensively!

How many years does Composite Bonding last?

Composite bonding treatment is highly durable if cared for once fitted. Expect your treatment to last five to ten years, if cared for properly (and depending on a number of other factors like age, lifestyle ,diet, etc.)

Is Bonding cheaper than Veneers?

Composite bonding is a popular procedure given it is relatively inexpensive compared to a treatment like porcelain veneers. Depending on the complexity of the work you need, it’s often more cost-effective than veneers.

Am I too old for Composite Bonding?

Composite bonding is suitable for most patients who have good basic oral hygiene. For cases where cavities or gum disease is an issue, these should be rectified first, but generally, composite bonding is suitable for all ages.

Composite Bonding compared to other treatment types

Composite bonding is often compared to veneers, but unlike veneers which are custom-made and require multiple dentist visits, composite bonding can be a much quicker and straightforward process.

It’s less costly, and less invasive, hence its popularity, but for more extensive issues veneers are often a better option.

Bonding resin is similar to the material used in fillings, but whereas fillings are used for cavities, bonding tends to be more widely used for fixing cosmetic and aesthetic issues. Some of these issues are listed below.

Bonding may be used in place of straightening or other orthodontic treatments if the alignment is less severe, or more cosmetic.

Types of issues that Teeth Bonding can solve

Composite bonding is a highly bespoke procedure which is tailored to your goals. Some of the most common reasons our patients come to us for dental bonding in Cardiff are:

– Closing gaps between teeth
– Repairing chips and cracks
– Filling cavities caused by tooth decay
– Fixing discolouration
– Changing the overall aesthetic shape of teeth
– Making teeth look longer where they’ve become worn down/damaged

How Composite Bonding treatment works

Our patients love composite bonding as it can completed in one appointment, sending you home with your new smile in as little as sixty minutes! Here’s what you can expect on the day:

Consultation
We’ll examine your teeth and determine if composite bonding is right for you. You can tell us about your goals and expectations for your teeth. If bonding is right for you, we’ll match the colour of our resin to your natural teeth. You may want us to whiten your teeth first.

Teeth prep
Anesthesia is often not needed unless there is decay. Composite bonding is otherwise completely painless. To help the bonding grip firmly, we’ll roughen the tooth surface, using a pumice paste followed by a powder and then you’re ready to receive your treatment.

Application
We’ll then apply a resin, matched to your natural colour, and skilfully mould it into the desired shape. We’ll then use a blue light to harden the resin. This process can take just thirty minutes. If you’re having multiple teeth or more complex work done, of course it may take longer. If you have very specific wishes as to how you want your teeth to look after, we may deem it necessary to involve a smile design by our dental laboratory technicians. This means an extra visit or two beforehand. This will be discussed at consultation.

Final touches
We’ll then trim and shape the resin so it’s a perfect fit and matches your desired expectations. We’ll polish the tooth, and then show you your new smile!

Follow up and aftercare
We may ask you to return in a few weeks to check on the state of the bond and tweak if needed. The procedure is very safe and discomfort during the procedure is uncommon. Aftercare, however is of key importance and we ask patients to be ‘top of the class’ in terms of their dental hygiene after undergoing teeth bonding of any type. You will be advised to see our hygienist annually for polishing of the composite.

I Feel Happy, Confident. Can't Stop Smiling!

Daniel’s Story

“I had been very self-conscious of how my teeth looked from a young age. From the initial consultation with Bamboo through to the end result, it was a fantastic customer journey. It was worth every penny.

Daniel, 34+

Why choose Bamboo Dental for Composite Bonding in Cardiff?

We understand that you might have questions about getting composite bonding, whether that’s about price, discomfort, durability, or anything else.

At Bamboo, we work around our patients, not the other way around. So we’re here to help and support you choose the most effective option for your teeth. We’re founded on the premise that everyone should have the opportunity to show pride in their smile!

That’s why we’re open six days a week, offer affordable payment plans, and try to remove any barrier to treatment for our patients. This has made us Cardiff’s most chosen, most trusted, and most awarded provider of teeth straightening, with 1000+ TrustPilot reviews. Our treatments are driven by what our patients want and then delivered by our expert cosmetic dentists according to top-notch leading edge principles of dental science.

Don’t just take our word for it, read the comments from our patients below. We’re happy when our customers are smiling.

What Do Patients Say About Us?

We’re grinning from ear to ear at all the nice things people have said about us. Read on and you’ll see why we’re one of the most popular composite bonding dentists in Cardiff.

How much does Composite Bonding cost in Cardiff?

The total cost of your procedure is dependent on the extent and complexity of the work involved, but as an indicative price, we charge £600 per hour for composite bonding treatment. Sometimes we can spend a whole hour on a single tooth if the natural characteristics of your teeth are hard to match up, and sometimes we can complete bonding on two or more teeth in an hour if the specifications by our patients are straightforward. This is why we charge by the hour.

We make this as affordable as possible, so that more of our patients have access to the smile they’ve always wanted, and also offer 0% repayment plans. For a full list of pricing for all treatments, plus financing options and a repayment calculator, pop to our prices page.

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3-4 weeks

Subtle in appearance but transforming for you and your smile. Change the shape of your natural teeth without any smoothing.

£600 per hour.

Based on the amount of composite bonding needed, the difficulty of the work needed (matching different shades etc...) and the patient's expectations.

The treatment cost is based on three main factors: the amount of composite bonding needed, the difficulty of the work needed (matching different shades etc...) and the patient's expectations.

Our Most Current Bamboo Composite Bonding Smiles

These are the four most current Smiles that have benefitted from Bamboo Composite Bonding, from our Smile Gallery.

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I absolutely love my teeth now!

Name Jody
Age 18-34

I decided to have treatment as I wasn’t happy with how my teeth had moved since having braces as a young child. Definitely worth it! It has made such a difference to my smile and my confidence.

Teeth Whitening, Composite Bonding, Teeth Straightening
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I love my smile and feel so confident!

Name Marysia
Age 18-34

I had the Six Month Smiles treatment as I had braces when I was younger but regretted not using my retainer. I can’t thank Sam enough for his patience in working to achieve the natural smile I wanted. Wish I’d done it sooner!

Teeth Whitening, Composite Bonding, Teeth Straightening
Before Image After Image

I feel happy, confident. Can’t stop smiling!

Name Daniel
Age 34+

I had been very self-conscious of how my teeth looked from a young age. From the initial consultation with Bamboo through to the end result, it was a fantastic customer journey. It was worth every penny.

Teeth Whitening, Composite Bonding, Teeth Straightening
Before Image After Image

Wow, really pleased with the outcome!

Name Michael
Age 34+

I’ve always been conscious of the slight overlap of front teeth. The Invisalign aligners fixed that! Painless and quick! Nowadays I work from home and I’m constantly on Teams calls and people always comment on my teeth!

Teeth Whitening, Composite Bonding, Teeth Straightening

‘The gap’ was a big problem for John.

Name John Age 18-35

This is where we write just a few words about how each person felt before the treatment maybe. And how they felt afterwards. A very human narrative. And the text sits in the Tile like this each time.

‘The gap’ was a big problem for John.

Name John Age 18-35

This is where we write just a few words about how each person felt before the treatment maybe. And how they felt afterwards. A very human narrative. And the text sits in the Tile like this each time.

‘The gap’ was a big problem for John.

Name John Age 18-35

This is where we write just a few words about how each person felt before the treatment maybe. And how they felt afterwards. A very human narrative. And the text sits in the Tile like this each time.

‘The gap’ was a big problem for John.

Name John Age 18-35

This is where we write just a few words about how each person felt before the treatment maybe. And how they felt afterwards. A very human narrative. And the text sits in the Tile like this each time.

Our Cardiff-based experts in Composite Bonding

Our dentists have dozens of years experience of composite bonding, sending hundreds of patients home with huge new smiles. As a team of expert cosmetic dentists, we’ve come across teeth of all shapes and sizes,, so we’re experienced enough to be able to make the process quick, comfortable and cost-effective. We can guarantee that you’ll leave our surgery feeling smile high.

Dr. Liliana Ferreira Associate Dentist

GDC Number 269095

Qualification Mestrado em Medicina Dentaria (Dental Medicine) Instituto Universitario De Ciencias De Saude, 2015, Portugal.

Bio I graduated from the top dental school in Portugal and began my career working on complex restorative and surgical cases.

Shortly after, I worked at a high-end cosmetic practice in Portugal before joining Bamboo in 2022.

I love helping patients with smile makeovers, orthodontics and multidisciplinary treatments through my calm and reassuring approach.

Dr Lily Ferreira Bamboo Cosmetic Dentist

Getting to our Cardiff clinic for a Dental your Composite Bonding Treatment

Composite bonding is a relatively fast treatment, and our Cardiff location makes getting the procedure done even more convenient for you. While most of our patients live within 50 miles of our Cardiff home, we’re proudly ‘In Wales — For Wales’, and patients travel from all over the country for our expert service and friendly care.

Via car
We’re 4 miles off the M4, just off the A48 west of Cardiff city centre and have on-site customer parking available.

Via public transport
Our nearest train station is Waun-gron Park, a 12 mins walk or we have a bus stop right outside our practice which is served by the 96, 13, 17, 18 and other buses direct from Cardiff city centre.

Full address
Bamboo Cosmetic Dentistry, 28 Cowbridge Road West, Cardiff, CF5 5BS.

Book Your Consultation With Our Friendly Dentists Today.

If you’re looking to speak to one of our dentists about your options for composite bonding, or would like to arrange your consultation, get in touch with us via your preferred method below to arrange a consultation.

+44 (0) 29 2056 9769 | [email protected] | WhatsApp

Opening Hours.

Monday: 8:00am – 5:00pm
Tuesday: 8:00am – 8:00pm
Wednesday: 8:00am – 8:00pm
Thursday: 8:00am – 6:00pm
Friday: 8:00am – 4:00pm
Saturday: 8:00am – 4:00pm
Sunday: Closed

Bamboo Cosmetic Dentistry, 28 Cowbridge Road West, Cardiff, CF5 5BS.