Bonding

Smile makeovers that change lives

At elleven Dental Wellness, our smile makeovers start at the consultation where we find out what patients don’t like about their teeth and what type of smile is required.

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A thorough check up is required BEFORE any cosmetic work is undertaken. Any necessary restorations, hygiene and gum disease needs to be addressed.

Computer aided smile design is then used to design the smile and to fine tune the required tooth shapes, size and colour to fit with the patients smile, face, age and gender.

So, what is bonding? Composite bonding is the application of tooth coloured composite resin material using adhesives and a high intensity curing light, mainly to enhance the appearance of the anterior teeth. We anticipate 2-3 appointments for the bonding process.

Composite bonding is suitable for use on the following conditions;

  • To repair chipped or worn teeth
  • To improve the appearance of discoloured teeth
  • To enhance the shape of teeth
  • To make teeth longer
  • To close spaces between teeth
  • Post orthodontic treatment to enhance the smile further
  • Post periodontal treatment – to mask black triangles between teeth caused by gum recession
  • Cosmetic alternative to amalgam fillings
  • To protect the portion of the tooth root that has been exposed when the gums are receded

In most cases very minimal to no preparation of tooth structure is needed. Anaesthesia often is not necessary. Unlike veneers which are manufactured in the laboratory, bondings are generally done in a single visit at the surgery.

In certain cases where multiple teeth needed bonding we anticipate 2-3 appointments for the bonding process. First a “waxup” is made which will demonstrate the proposed final aesthetic outcome and once both dentist and patient are happy the teeth will be bonded. A few days after the dentist will review the teeth and finally polish them to make sure the transition between bonding and tooth is smooth.

Frequently Asked Questions

The composite resin used is nearly as strong as your natural teeth.
Hopefully your restorations will last for several years, but this really does depend on how well you look after them.
Any type of dental work requires very good oral hygiene to get the best out of it. Biting your fingernails, pens and into very hard and sticky foods can chip bondings.

At elleven Dental Wellness, we shall arrange for a consultation with you to determine what dental problems can be solved with bondings.
Your cosmetic dentist will conduct a thorough examination of your teeth that may involve x-rays and an evaluation of your teeth and gums. During your consultation, your dentist will discuss if you are a candidate for the cosmetic problems that bonding can resolve, such as decayed teeth, cracked or chipped teeth, gaps, tooth discolouration, “short teeth,” and more. If you have teeth that are extensively damaged your dentist may recommend other restorative or cosmetic procedures that maybe better tailored to meet your long-term goals.

“Never before have I actually looked forward to the dentist, however, elleven Dental provide such a calming, relaxed and professional environment and service, every visit is a true pleasure, which ends with brilliant results.”

James Caan

“Amazing. If I was in the den I would definitely be in!”

“The team at elleven are brilliant, really welcoming and always make me feel at ease.”

“Thanks so much – you are all so talented.”

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Clinical Consultation

£240

  • At our awarding-winning clinic

  • With a Senior Clinician

  • Full & thorough clinical examination

  • Includes X-Rays

  • Dedicated Treatment Co-ordinator

  • Discussion on your personalised treatment plan, payment options with a detailed report

Virtual Consultation*

Complimentary

  • Video Consult in the comfort of your home

  • Includes a free smile assessment

  • Live 1-2-1 with our award-winning clinicians

  • Choose between Dr Sameer Patel for Cosmetic Dentistry and Dr Anthony Lam for Orthodontics

  • Discussion to explore your smile aspirations or clinical concerns

  • *£50 REFUNDABLE DEPOSIT REQUIRED, TERMS APPLY

COVID-19We are open as usual.

With the current national lockdown, we would like to advise our patients that all our clinical services will remain fully operational as per the government and regulatory guidelines. We shall provide ALL ROUTINE and EMERGENCY dental care. Our operating hours will remain the same. Please assume all your appointments are going ahead as usual unless you are contacted by the practice.