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What if there was a way of doing small things to your teeth that would have a big impact on the appearance of your whole smile? Better still, what if there weren’t any invasive procedures involved (think needles and drills), and you could have a beautiful smile after just one appointment?

What we’re describing here is composite bonding. And our patients love it for all of the above reasons, plus a few more…

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What is Composite Bonding?

Composite bonding is a method of enhancing the appearance of your teeth, improving the structure of a tooth and reshaping teeth that have been affected by chips and minor cracks.

In recent years, the mechanics of composite bonding have grown from strength to strength. The resins used today are almost identical to tooth enamel, replicating the authentic shine and polish of a natural tooth.

In this piece, we explore the reasons why so many patients come and see us for this straightforward and natural results-orientated treatment.

 

Composite Bonding – Why It’s Vital That You Choose Your Dentist Carefully

Composite bonding is a cosmetic process and not all dentists perform it equally. Every dentist has a unique background, with their experience and qualifications varying across a myriad of different fields.

When you’re looking for the best choice of private dentist, Leeds has extensive choice. Make sure you search for a cosmetic dentist in Leeds who:

Dr Kunal Rai has conducted many workshops on composite bonding and is currently establishing a training course to pass on his knowledge of this craft to fellow dentists.

 

Why Our Patients Love Composite Bonding For Beautifying Their Teeth

No Waiting Around – Composite Bonding Is Quick!

One of the things that puts many patients off when it comes to dental or facial aesthetics treatment, is the level of commitment needed to complete the treatment.

Cut to composite bonding, to which this does not apply! In many cases composite bonding takes just one appointment (in some cases it’s two when multiple teeth are being treated).

The whole process is faster and less intrusive than other tooth-enhancing treatments such as veneers, with which it is most often compared.

 

Seamless And Undetectable Natural-Looking Results

Applying composite to a tooth in a way that looks undetectable is no easy feat. Fortunately, our cosmetic dentist Dr Kunal Rai, along with his team, can ensure a discreet application that no one else you meet (perhaps except a dentist) will even notice!

The composite resin is colour-matched to your smile, and the resins are sculpted in a way that does not leave any visible hairlines on your tooth or teeth.

Before treatment, we show you a selection of shades to choose from (your dentist will advise on which one they think is closest to your natural tooth shade). If you are having multiple teeth treated (or you’re looking to whiten your teeth after composite bonding is complete), you may wish to choose a whiter shade than your natural tooth shade for your new smile. The great thing about composite bonding is that it can be completely tailored to patients expectations.

 

It Can Serve As An Introductory Treatment Prior To Veneers

For many patients, choosing to undergo a treatment like porcelain veneers is a big commitment, as some natural tooth enamel needs to be removed prior to placement.

Composite bonding doesn’t involve any processes that change the condition of natural tooth enamel, making it a less involved treatment than veneers. For this reason, it can serve as a great introductory treatment for patients who aren’t’ quite ready to commit to more long-term treatment such as veneers.

 

It’s The Perfect Solution For Tooth Wear

Tooth wear can occur due tooth grinding over time, which causes teeth to look shorter. This can disrupt the aesthetic balance and symmetry across your smile, which can also cause lapses in confidence.

No one should feel unsure about smiling in public, and as cosmetic dentists in Leeds, our main objective is to restore your emotional wellbeing and confidence.

Using the delicate resin layers, your dentist will improve the structure of each individual tooth affected by tooth wear. These layers are carefully added piece by piece, to create the ideal marriage of width and length for each tooth. The volume of individual teeth can also be altered to improve the translucency and shade depth of each tooth.

 

It Can Help Expose More Of Your Teeth When You Smile

Have you ever thought you don’t expose much of your teeth when you smile? This can be a consequence of losing tooth enamel through wear, though many people are genetically predisposed to having shorter teeth than others.

Cosmetic bonding can be used to give you a more visible smile, and this effect can be enhanced even further by combining treatment with lip fillers. Using hyaluronic acid, the lip can be ‘flipped’ to reveal more of your top teeth.

 

It Transforms Crooked Smiles

If your teeth are crowded, you may think the only way to fix them is braces, which might put you off if you’re someone who doesn’t want a lengthy treatment period.

If the gaps between your teeth are only very minor, composite bonding could be the answer for reversing the appearance of teeth that look squashed in against one another.

Using the composite layers, Dr Kunal Rai can build up the space between crooked tooth, by bonding these layers to the affected teeth, and shaping them with rounded edges that complement your smile composition.

 

Contact a Cosmetic Dentist In Leeds

Booking in for a consultation with us, whether you’re a new patient or you’ve been with us for a while, is super easy. We aim to give our patients the most flexibility possible as we know they’re busy people. That’s why we offer Saturday appointments if you can’t make it to us during the week.

If you’re looking for smile enhancement treatment, Leeds-based Meliora Dental offers no-obligation consultations, to help you decide if it’s the right mode of treatment for improving your smile.

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As a result of an accident I had as a child my front tooth suffered some trauma and became discoloured over time. The tooth eventually broke last year which led to it being removed. I was referred to Kunal who took me through the various options I had. As functionality was the most important aspect...

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As a child, I was given a fixed brace by a practice who showed very little care. These were removed after 9 months due to them being "unable to straighten anymore" leaving me unhappy with my teeth and a major open bite. As years went on, I became less and less confident with my teeth,...

Imogen O

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Thank you for your hard work and I hope this testimonial reflects just how happy I am with my smile. The care and attention which I received during my smile makeover was far better than any I have previously experienced. Kunal and his team were amazing throughout the entire process. I had regular check-ups throughout,...

Matthew G

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Kunal is a very approachable, informative and meticulous dentist. From the beginning of my last Invisalign journey, Kunal explained the procedure very clearly and thoroughly. He showed me a 3D image and how my teeth would change throughout the treatment, the length of the treatment and the possible cons of it, such as black triangles...

Charanprite D

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I was never conscious of my teeth much but over the years my teeth became more overcrowded, in particular my bottom teeth. I found myself smiling in photos with my mouth closed as I didn’t like the way my teeth looked this was something that over time I got even more conscious of and so...

Eve

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Kunal and his team gave me the best experience throughout my transformation. Everything was explained all the way through the process and he even accommodated my lunch time appointments every 4 weeks! He always gave his honest opinions and made me feel at ease. He is such a perfectionist and wouldn’t let me leave my...

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As a result of an accident I had as a child my front tooth suffered some trauma and became discoloured over time. The tooth eventually broke last year which led to it being removed. I was referred to Kunal who took me through the various options I had. As functionality was the most important aspect for a replacement for me we agreed an implant was the route to go. The tooth removal however left an element of damage to the natural bone so I had to undergo a bone graft to repair this. One year after the extraction (as 2 bone grafts were needed in the end) I'm now fitted with my implant and I can honestly say I have never been as proud to smile as I am today. From start to finish Kunal...

Andrea B

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As a child, I was given a fixed brace by a practice who showed very little care. These were removed after 9 months due to them being "unable to straighten anymore" leaving me unhappy with my teeth and a major open bite. As years went on, I became less and less confident with my teeth, until I came across Kunal. From the first moment I walked into the practice, Kunal was very welcoming and talked me through every possible stage that would happen if I was to go ahead with treatment with zoom calls to show the perceived results and ensure I was happy to go ahead with treatment Kunal gave me a diagnosis of my open bite, which was behavioural, therefore instantly this behavioural trait was worked upon to receive the best results from...

Imogen O

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Thank you for your hard work and I hope this testimonial reflects just how happy I am with my smile. The care and attention which I received during my smile makeover was far better than any I have previously experienced. Kunal and his team were amazing throughout the entire process. I had regular check-ups throughout, and each time Kunal would make sure I was happy, not just with the work that had already taken place, but with the direction my smile was headed. Kunal engaged in discussion with me about each aspect making sure I fully understood what would happen and giving me the chance to have my own input. This combined with his vast knowledge and incredible skill left me feeling fully relaxed and in safe hands. Each step was performed in meticulous detail,...

Matthew G

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Kunal is a very approachable, informative and meticulous dentist. From the beginning of my last Invisalign journey, Kunal explained the procedure very clearly and thoroughly. He showed me a 3D image and how my teeth would change throughout the treatment, the length of the treatment and the possible cons of it, such as black triangles and what can be done to minimize them. Kunal made it clear from the beginning that as a dentist his interest was the function of the teeth, better oral hygiene, the bite etc. I learned so much from him regarding my own teeth, that it was my bottom teeth that was causing the misalignment on my top teeth, l have gum recession due to excess brushing and l was in danger of losing two teeth due to it! Things my...

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