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A cosmetic makeover procedure offers you an appealing smile that could improve your confidence level. The group at Post House Dental have years of experience in smile makeovers treatments to improve the overall health appearance of a patient’s smile. Two such important smile makeover treatments include composite edge bonding and porcelain veneers.

This blog will go through both of these treatments and their benefits. 

Composite Edge Bonding

Composite bonding is one of the simplest techniques to correct the tooth’s natural appearance. A teeth coloured resin is implemented to the affected enamel to restore them to their original form. However, in a composite edge bonding procedure, the resin is only applied to the edges of the teeth. This technique is used for correcting the specific regions of the front teeth or the lower teeth.

The edge bonding procedure corrects minor flaws such as Chipped or cracked teeth, Stained teeth, Teeth with gaps, teeth that seem small. 

The Procedure of Composite Edge Bonding

The dentist cleans your tooth first and applies an acidic gel to fix the resin. The dentist applies the tooth coloured resin to the teeth and sets it using UV radiations. 

It is a pain-free and short procedure. The edges of your tooth can be shaped and preserved. The bonding can last up to five years or longer if maintained.

The Cost of Composite Edge Bonding

Composite edge bonding in the UK is around £300 to £350 per tooth. However, the cost vary based on the dental clinics. But when compared with other cosmetic procedures like porcelain veneers, crowns are a more costly option.

Composite veneers

Veneers are one of the most famous tooth enhancement techniques. Veneers are manufactured in a dental laboratory by experts and cover the front part of the teeth. 

Conversely, composite veneers are attached to the patient’s teeth. They provide amazing results and can instantly fix the issues such as teeth misalignment, tooth discolourations or cracks.

The Procedure of Composite veneers

Getting composite veneers may be very much like tooth bonding. Once the composite veneer is ready, your dentist prepares your tooth by applying a coating to attach the composite veneers to your tooth’s surface.

While porcelain veneers can last up to 10 to 15 years, composite veneers can only last 4 to 8. However, the porcelain veneer cannot be repaired and would have to be replaced if damaged. If you chip or crack a composite veneer, you can repair it.

The Cost of Composite Veneers

Composite veneers are less expensive than porcelain veneers and cost around £280 to £480, while the price of porcelain veneers could range up to £1,000 in the UK.

Composite Edge bonding Vs Composite Veneer – Which one to choose?

These dental treatments are similar and are used to correct the tooth’s appearance. Composite Edge bonding is suitable for masking the edges of the teeth, and composite veneers are perfect if you want to conceal the entire part of your teeth.

The treatment depends on the objectives you want to achieve to improve your appearance. At Post House Dental, we aim to provide the best treatment for our patients. To learn more about oral health and hygiene, visit our website!