In the UK, composite bonding usually costs between £150 and £350 per tooth – at The Gentle Dental are prices per tooth begin from £299 for the non-invasive and quick procedure.
How much is composite bonding?
The advantage of composite bonding is that it can fix several smile problems like gaps between teeth, chips and cracks and even alter the tooth shape and size for a relatively inexpensive fee.
Composite bonding cost in the UK
The cost of composite bonding can vary from private practice to private practice in the UK. Typically, patients can expect prices to be anywhere from £150 to £350 per tooth – but must not get the treatment confused with composite veneers, which cover the entire tooth, rather than a portion and are slightly more expensive.
As a minimum, you should expect composite bonding to cost £250 and composite veneers from £350.
Composite bonding can treat:
- Gapped and uneven teeth
- Short, worn and small teeth
- Receding teeth
- Chips, cracks and broken teeth
The preferred procedure
Unlike porcelain veneers and crowns, composite bonding does nothing to harm the underlying natural tooth. With the treatment being powerful enough to correct many smile problems for a low fee, it’s often preferred by patients due to the fact they can preserve their natural teeth.
For example, why strip away the tooth’s enamel, when there’s an alternative, just as good aesthetic solution that’s non-invasive and more cost-effective.
In just 60 minutes, patients can transform small smile imperfections with composite bonding with no need to book any follow-up or second appointments.
Spreading the cost of composite bonding
For composite bonding on two teeth (£598), patients can pay £49.83 per month for a year interest-free.
With 0% finance options, patients do not have to pay for their composite bonding treatment in one go. If your treatment bill costs more than £250, you have the option to pay for composite bonding over the course of 12, 24, 36, 48 and 60 months, with the first 12 months being interest-free.
Longer terms extending past 12 months are interest-bearing (9.9% APR), which is a better rate than other dental practices offer with their finance providers.
Composite bonding FAQs
Composite bonding uses a composite resin material, which is sculpted to the tooth in layers to change the shape or length, or even to conceal minor imperfections like chips, cracks and gaps. For example, if you have short, worn or small teeth, composite bonding can be used to extend the tooth’s length.
Taking one appointment, the composite bonding procedure is quick and easy, involving no tooth prep or enamel removal. The composite material is layered over the tooth sequentially and then set with a special light. Once this is done, the tooth is contoured to size and polished.
Composite veneers are very similar to composite bonding, however, their application process is slightly different. Instead of focusing on one portion of the tooth as seen with bonding, composite veneers instead cover the entire tooth and then shaped to achieve the desired look. Composite veneers can also be completed in one appointment, and are more typically for more dramatic smile makeovers.