Composite bonding & veneers at Yorkshire Dental Suite, leeds
Whether you are looking to improve the shape and size of your teeth, fill the gaps in between your teeth or repair chipped teeth, composite bonding or veneers could be for you.
Both treatments achieve the same objective and transform your smile and smile with confidence.
Composite bonding A white filling material is added onto the tooth’s surface to change the shape and size of the tooth or fill gaps between the teeth. This treatment is ideal following teeth whitening so that the dentist can match the white filling material to the new, whiter shade of natural tooth. Composite bonding can be done in one visit without any drilling or injections.
Veneers are ideal for uneven or damaged teeth. These thin porcelain sheets are bonded to the surface of your tooth to transform the shape and size of the tooth. Veneers take a few appointments to fit, but they’ll last for many years.
The first step towards your dream smile is a consultation with one of our expert cosmetic dentists. The dentist will give you a full dental examination & then discuss which cosmetic treatment is the best option to improve your smile and create a bespoke treatment plan for you.
Your 4-step process to your dream smile
Book your smile consultation with one of our cosmetic dentists
Full dental examination and creation of your bespoke treatment plan
Begin your smile journey
Enjoy life with a smile you love & regain your confidence
Hilary’s YDS smile transformation
Hilary chose to transform her smile with teeth whitening & composite bonding.
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Your questions answered
You’ve probably got tonnes of questions. But before you get in touch, we’ve answered the most common ones below.
Composite bonding and composite veneers are different names used to refer to the same treatment.
This treatment works by adding composite resin (aesthetic dental material) onto the tooth surface to improve the size, shape & colour of the tooth.
One of the best features of composite bonding is that there is no need to remove any tooth structure and so there is no damage to the underlying tooth.
There is also no need to use any injections making this treatment pain free.
On average composite bonding lasts between 3-8 years depending on how well the teeth are looked after.
Following your treatment, we recommend seeing our hygienist regularly to ensure your gums stay healthy and coming back for check-ups with the dentist every 6 months to make sure your smile stays in good shape
Composite bonding is carried out completely by the cosmetic dentist in surgery where they will artistically carve the aesthetic composite resin material over the tooth surface in order to achieve the desired shape and size.
This is all done in one appointment and does not require the removal of any tooth structure.
Porcelain Veneers on the other hand are made in a dental lab by an experienced lab technician who uses porcelain to create contact-lense thin pieces of ceramic that are glued on to the tooth surface by the cosmetic dentist.
Due to the “extra work” needed to create porcelain veneers treatment takes two appointments to complete.
On average porcelain veneers last around 10 years whereas composite veneers last between 3-8 years on average.
Due to the lab process required to manufacture porcelain veneers they start from £750 each whereas composite veneers are £250 per tooth.
This is a common question and all depends on the level of crowing of your teeth.
If the crowding is very minor then the dentist may be able to “camouflage” the teeth with composite bonding/veneers without the need for teeth straightening prior.
This will all become clear at your consultation where the dentist will tell you the best treatment plan for you based on your treatment goals and expectations.
This all depends on your treatment expectations and how white and bright you want your smile.
Typically, most our clients do whiten their teeth as part of their smile makeover as it does make the end result more impressive and aesthetic.
If you want to make your smile brighter then you most likely will need to whiten beforehand.
It is entirely up to you however – if you want a subtle, natural looking smile then it may be best to skip the whitening and go straight for the composite bonding/veneers to match the current colour of your teeth.
We understand that cosmetic treatments can be an expensive investment and so we are able to offer interest free finance options in order to make any treatment affordable.
Just ask one of our client care team following your consultation and we can sit down and we can talk you through all the payment options.