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Composite Bonding in Inverness

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Discover the magic of Composite Bonding at Eilertsen Dental Care and transform your smile! If you're looking to fix chipped teeth, close gaps, or reshape your teeth, our friendly team is here to help. With Composite Bonding, we use high-quality materials to sculpt and bond directly to your teeth, achieving remarkable results. Our skilled dentists will ensure that your bonding blends seamlessly with your natural teeth, giving you a flawless and confident smile. Let us help you achieve the smile you've always wanted. Book an appointment for your Composite Bonding in Inverness now! Finance options are available, subject to terms and conditions.

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What is Composite Bonding?

Composite bonding, also known as dental bonding, is a minimally invasive cosmetic procedure that involves applying a tooth-coloured composite resin material to the teeth. This resin is carefully customised to match the colour and shape of your natural teeth, ensuring a seamless and natural-looking result. During the treatment, our skilled dental professionals at Eilertsen Dental Care meticulously sculpt and bond the composite resin to the affected teeth, enhancing their appearance and correcting imperfections.

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Benefits

Composite bonding is a bit of a superstar in the dental world, and here’s why:

  • Aesthetics: Composite bonding is like a makeover for your teeth. It can fix discolouration, chips, cracks, and gaps. It’s all about giving you that perfect smile.
  • Functionality: It’s not just about looks. Composite bonding can also help you bite and chew better by restoring damaged teeth.
  • Minimally invasive: Unlike some other dental procedures, composite bonding doesn’t require removing part of your tooth. It’s a gentle and friendly approach to improving your smile.

Ingredients

So, how does composite bonding work its magic? It’s all about the composite material and its special bond with your tooth. This composite resin is a mix of plastic and tiny glass or ceramic particles. It’s tough, it’s durable, and it loves to stick to your teeth.

When our dentist applies this resin to your tooth, it forms a strong bond. This is all thanks to a process called acid etching, where your tooth is prepared with a mild acidic solution to create tiny pores. The resin flows into these pores and hardens, creating a bond that’s as strong as it is beautiful.

How Much Does It Cost

At Eilertsen Dental Care, composite bonding generally starts at a cost of around £300. Nevertheless, it’s pivotal to understand that the final price can vary considerably. A common factor influencing this variation is the size and depth of the filling. For an accurate and personalised quote, it’s advisable to schedule a consultation with us so that we can assess the specific needs of your teeth and provide a detailed cost breakdown.

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Your Journey with Composite Bonding

Getting composite bonding is a breeze. Here’s what you can expect:

  1. Our dentist will choose a composite resin that matches the colour of your teeth. It’s like picking out the perfect outfit for your tooth.
  2. Your tooth is prepared with a process called acid etching.
  3. The composite resin is applied and shaped to look just right.
  4. A special light is used to harden the resin.
  5. Finally, your new and improved tooth is polished to give it a beautiful shine.

The whole process usually takes between 30 to 60 minutes per tooth. It’s quick, it’s painless, and it doesn’t usually require anaesthesia. Before you know it, you’ll be out the door and showing off your stunning smile.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is composite bonding bad for my teeth?

Wondering if composite bonding is safe?  The good news is that composite bonding is generally not bad for your teeth. It is generally safe for your teeth. It’s a minimally invasive procedure that doesn’t require extensive drilling or enamel removal, unlike other cosmetic dental procedures such as veneers or crowns. This means it’s less likely to cause damage to your teeth in the long term.

After having composite bonding, it’s important to maintain good oral hygiene to keep your bonded teeth looking their best. This includes brushing twice a day, flossing daily, and visiting your dentist regularly for check-ups and cleanings. Avoiding foods and drinks that can stain your teeth, such as coffee, tea, and red wine, can also help keep your bonded teeth looking bright and white. If you’re a smoker, quitting smoking can also improve the appearance of your bonded teeth, as tobacco can cause staining.

How does composite bonding compare with other treatments?

You might be wondering how composite bonding stacks up against other dental treatments like veneers, crowns, and braces. Each has its own benefits, but there are times when composite bonding steals the show:

  • It’s less invasive than veneers and crowns because it doesn’t require removing part of your tooth.
  • Unlike braces, which take time to work their magic, composite bonding offers instant results and can even fix minor alignment issues.

How does composite bonding compare with veneers?

When deciding between composite bonding and veneers, there are several factors to consider:

  • Procedure: Composite bonding is a simpler and quicker procedure that can often be done in a single visit. Veneers, on the other hand, usually require at least two visits, as the veneers need to be custom-made in a lab.
  • Invasiveness: Composite bonding is less invasive than veneers. It doesn’t require extensive drilling or enamel removal, which means there’s less risk of damage to your teeth. Veneers, on the other hand, require some removal of your natural tooth enamel to fit the veneer.
  • Durability: Veneers are generally more durable and longer-lasting than composite bonding. They are resistant to staining and can last up to 10-15 years with proper care. Composite bonding, while durable, is not as strong as veneers and may need to be replaced more frequently.
  • Cost: Composite bonding is typically less expensive than veneers, making it a more affordable option for many people.
  • Aesthetics: Both composite bonding and veneers can significantly improve the appearance of your teeth. However, veneers often provide a more natural and lustrous look than composite bonding.

How does composite bonding compare with dental crowns?

When deciding between composite bonding and dental crowns, these are the factors to consider:

  • Procedure: Composite bonding is a simpler and quicker procedure that can often be done in a single visit. Dental crowns, on the other hand, usually require at least two visits, as the crown needs to be custom-made in a lab.
  • Invasiveness: Composite bonding is less invasive than dental crowns. It doesn’t require extensive drilling or enamel removal, which means there’s less risk of damage to your teeth. Dental crowns, however, require significant reshaping of your natural tooth to fit the crown.
  • Durability: Dental crowns are generally more durable and longer-lasting than composite bonding. They can withstand heavy biting forces and can last up to 15 years or longer with proper care. Composite bonding, while durable, is not as strong as a crown and may need to be replaced more frequently.
  • Cost: Composite bonding is typically less expensive than dental crowns, making it a more affordable option for many people.
  • Aesthetics: Both composite bonding and dental crowns can significantly improve the appearance of your teeth. However, crowns often provide a more natural look and feel than composite bonding, especially when porcelain or ceramic crowns are used.

Can I whiten my teeth if I have bonding?

This is a bit complex, but don’t worry, we’re here to clear things up. Here’s the thing: the resin used in composite bonding does not respond to whitening treatments in the same way that natural teeth do. This means that if you whiten your teeth, your natural teeth may lighten, but the bonded areas will stay the same colour. This could result in your teeth appearing unevenly coloured.

If you’re unhappy with the colour of your bonded teeth, there are a few options:

  • Replacement: If the bonding is old or discoloured, your dentist may be able to replace it with a resin that matches your desired tooth colour.
  • Whitening before bonding: If you’re considering getting composite bonding, it might be a good idea to whiten your teeth to your desired shade before the procedure. This way, your dentist can match the bonding material to your newly whitened teeth.
  • Regular cleaning: Regular professional cleanings can help remove surface stains from both natural teeth and bonded teeth, helping to keep your smile bright.

What can I not do after tooth bonding?

Taking proper care of your newly bonded teeth is crucial to ensure the longevity of the bonding and keep your smile looking its best. Let’s explore what you should avoid after tooth bonding.

  • Avoid Hard Foods: One of the first things to remember after getting tooth bonding is to avoid hard foods. The composite resin used in bonding is durable, but it’s not as strong as your natural teeth. Biting down on hard foods like ice, hard candies, or even crunchy vegetables and fruits can potentially chip the bonding material.
  • Avoid Stain-Causing Substances: Just like your natural teeth, the composite resin used in bonding can become discoloured over time. To keep your bonded teeth looking bright and white, try to avoid substances that can cause stains. These include coffee, tea, red wine, and tobacco products. If you do consume these, make sure to brush your teeth or rinse your mouth afterwards to minimise staining.
  • Don’t Skip Your Dental Hygiene Routine: Maintaining good oral hygiene is crucial after tooth bonding. Be sure to brush at least twice a day and floss daily. Regular professional cleanings are also important to remove plaque and keep your smile bright.
  • Don’t Use Your Teeth as Tools: It can be tempting to use your teeth to open packaging or cut tape, but this can be damaging to both natural teeth and bonded teeth. Always use scissors or other appropriate tools instead of your teeth.
  • Don’t Skip Dental Check-ups: Regular dental check-ups with us are important to maintain the health of your teeth and gums, and to check the condition of your bonding. Our dentist can spot any potential issues early and provide treatment to prevent further problems.

Are the materials used for Composite Bonding harmful?

Composite resins used in dental bonding have undergone extensive testing to ensure their biocompatibility and safety. Allergic reactions to composite resin materials are exceptionally rare, and the risk is minimal.

Why Choose Eilertsen Dental Care for Composite Bonding

When it comes to composite bonding, you want to be in the best hands, right? That’s where Eilertsen Dental Care comes in. We’re not just a dental clinic; we’re a team of passionate professionals who are committed to giving you the smile you’ve always dreamed of. Our expertise and experience in composite bonding are second to none, and we’re always keeping up with the latest advancements in the field.

At Eilertsen Dental Care, we offer a range of composite bonding services that are customised to your unique needs. Whether you’re looking to fix a chipped tooth, close a gap, or just enhance your smile, we’ve got you covered. But what really sets us apart is our commitment to patient care. From the moment you walk through our doors, we’re dedicated to making your experience as comfortable and enjoyable as possible.

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What People Are Saying About Us

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Shirley WilliamsonShirley Williamson
17:10 05 May 23
Excellent serviceFrom the reception, nurses, Hygienist, and of course Dr Eilertsen, the whole team put me at ease making my experience a pleasure.I would highly recommend Eilertsen Dental Care if you’re looking for the best look no further.
Martin BullardMartin Bullard
09:36 17 Feb 23
Dental care is of the highest quality at Eilertsen. Even the longer procedures have been expertly handled, pain free and with excellent after care. I recommend this practice to anyone in the Inverness area who seeks the best that dentistry can offer.
Alasdair MackenzieAlasdair Mackenzie
09:24 17 Feb 23
Great dentist and hygienist, however the waiting room had no wifi (and no signal) which meant I couldn’t work when waiting. When I asked if there was wifi, I was just told ‘no’ by the receptionist. I was going to add a suggestion to the box, but there was no pen.
Debbie TDebbie T
15:24 14 Nov 22
So glad I found Eilertsen Dental Care! Great peace of mind belonging to their scheme, knowing my teeth will be so well looked after. Very professional and friendly—the staff really put you at ease. Never had such good dental care and thoroughly recommend.
Duncan MackayDuncan Mackay
08:20 07 Sep 22
I have attended this practice for many years and I never fail to be impressed by the quality of the work carried out by both the dentists and the dental hygienists. Procedures are explained clearly and in such a friendly manner. And most importantly despite having some major work carried out on a few occasions I did not feel any pain during, or after, the treatment. I would also like to pont out that the reception staff are so efficient, friendly and most helpful. This is an outstanding dental practice.
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We are conveniently located at 📍Cradlehall Business Park, Inverness📍If you want to visit us for your composite bonding treatment from Inverness or a nearby area such as Westhill, Allanfearn, Viewhill, Nairnside, House of Daviot, Leys Castle, Culcabock, Inshes, Culloden, Cradlehall, Smithton, Raigmore, or Haugh, reaching us at Cradlehall Business Park is quite straightforward by car or bus. Bus routes including 2, 3, 6, 27, and M39 have stops close to our practice.