Dental bonding is a procedure, available at our dental clinic in London, to repair or improve the appearance of a tooth that has decayed, chipped, broken or discoloured.

For composite bonding, Chelsea residents trust the artistry and skill of our cosmetic dentists at The Wellington Clinic. Teeth bonding is a fast and effective way to address minor imperfections.

It’s ideal for masking imperfections and is among the simplest and least expensive cosmetic dentistry procedures. It can be used to:

  • Repair decayed teeth
  • Repair chipped or cracked teeth
  • Change the shape of teeth
  • Make teeth look longer
  • Close gaps between teeth
  • Recolour stained teeth

What Is Dental Bonding?

For this procedure, a special tooth coloured composite material is applied to the tooth. This material is sculpted into shape, then hardened using a laser, which permanently bonds the material to the tooth.

The composite material used in the cosmetic bonding process is coloured, shaped and polished to match the surrounding teeth, which means the bonded tooth will look completely natural.

The advantage of opting for tooth bonding over a veneer or a crown is that less tooth enamel needs to be removed and anaesthesia is generally not required. 

The disadvantage is that bonding materials are not as strong and don’t last as long as those used for a veneer or crown.

Teeth bonding isn’t right for everyone, but we will ensure you have all of the necessary information before making a choice.

After inspecting the problematic tooth, we will advise you on whether cosmetic bonding, a veneer or a crown is the most appropriate treatment for you.

The Dental Bonding Process

The first stage of the dental bonding procedure is to select a shade of composite material that best matches the colour of the tooth to be bonded and those on either side of it. 

Having chosen the colour and prepared the tooth, we will apply the putty-like material and mould and smooth it into shape. Next, the soft bonding material is hardened using a painless laser.

Once the tooth bonding materials has hardened, we will then make final cosmetic adjustments to it and polish it so that it neatly matches the look and texture of your teeth. 

A tooth can normally be bonded in a single 30-60 minute visit to our dental clinic on Kings Road in Chelsea. The bonding of multiple teeth will take longer and may be best spread over multiple visits. 

The lifespan of dental bonding is typically 5-10 years, after which touch-ups or a replacement may be needed. We can handle the entire process of tooth bonding in Chelsea.

Book your composite bonding London appointment

To find out more about dental bonding, or to book an appointment at our dental clinic in London, call 020 7148 7148, email or send us a message using the below contact form.