A leading figure in cosmetic dentistry, Dr Andrew Culbard is well renowned for producing some of the best natural composite bonding results from his clinics in Glasgow, Edinburgh and Dubai. His experience and artistic touch has developed a reputation which attracts patients from across the world.
TREATMENT AT A GLANCE
RISKS Chipping, breaks, staining ANAESTHETIC Not usually required DURATION OF RESULTS Composite bonding is considered to be a permanent restoration of the teeth, however the longevity of the treatment can vary from person to person. Good oral hygiene and regular care will ensure the best longevity of the material. Average lifespan is 5-10 years, with maintainance occasionaly required.
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Composite is a dental resin that can be bonded to the teeth and is most commonly used for "white fillings." An extremley versatile material, composite can be bonded to the front teeth to enhance the appearence of the teeth and is often used to close gaps, add length to worn teeth, and change the shape and alignment of the front teeth. This process is commonly referred to as composite bonding, or dental bonding. Occassionaly, the whole visible tooth surface may be covered by the composite, in such cases it is usually referred to as composite veneers.
Dr Andrew Culbard is one of Scotland's leading cosmetic dentists and is an extremley popular choice for patients looking for natural aesthetic results for their smile. His techinques involve careful layering of different shades of composite to mimic the natural optics of teeth. His approach is however bespoke to every patient's expectations and a more "hollywood smile" can be provided if this look is desired. The extra time and expertise required to achieve such results are reflected in his prices.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Does composite bonding require the teeth to be filed down or damaged?
It is not common practice for the teeth to be filed before composite bonding. Normally, composite is an additive only procedure meaning that the teeth remain untouched below. However, the bond is a permanent one and for this reason the tooth surface many never be exactly as it once was. Composite can be removed carefully without damage to the underlying tooth.
What exactly is composite bonding and how will it improve my smile?
Composite is a dental material that we can “bond” to the natural teeth. It has many purposes, usually to cosmetically improve the appearance of the teeth by adding length, fixing chips, closing gaps or masking dark teeth. It’s become very popular as a treatment for improving the smile as it does not ordinarily involve any filing of the teeth and is cost effective in comparison to porcelain veneers for example.
How long does a composite bonding appointment take?
The process starts with a consultation of course, where we will assess your dental health and suitability for the treatment. All being well, a treatment plan will be provided which usually consist of tooth whiting first to maximise the natural tooth shade before a single appointment for composite bonding which typically lasts 2-3 hours.
How long does composite bonding last?
Composite bonding is considered to be a permanent restoration of the teeth, however the longevity of the treatment can vary from person to person. Good oral hygiene and regular care will ensure the best longevity of the material. Average lifespan is 5-10 years, with maintainance occasionaly required.
I have a badly chipped front tooth - can this be fixed with composite bonding?
Again, composite is great for fixing even just a single tooth which has chipped or fractured, you don’t necessarily need to have multiple teeth treated.
How much does composite bonding cost and can I pay in instalments?
You can usually expect to pay around £2-300 per tooth. We can of course add this to a payment plan for you to pay in manageable bite sized instalments every month.