Composite Bonding & Whitening

The patient presented with an old porcelain veneer, old composites, and some underlying decay.

This lovely patient booked a smile evaluation to improve the general appearance of her teeth, although our first priority was to improve her oral hygiene and restore some decay.

Following some initial treatment to stabilise oral health, we proceeded to whitening and we recommended the use of our Philips Zoom Home whitening kit for 4 weeks. The patient followed our instructions closely, which resulted in her teeth whitening by almost 10 shades.

During the patient’s detailed smile evaluation, when we performed a thorough assessment of the patient’s smile and discussed treatment objectives, she expressed a wish to close the gap between her front teeth. She also wanted a squarer shape for her remaining front teeth and an overall brighter, whiter smile.

She did not want any form of orthodontics, having already had this as a child. So, after discussing several options, we decided that applying composite bonding to seven teeth would provide the best solution for her.

We removed an old veneer and composites, cleaned the teeth underneath, and placed the composite bonding in a single appointment. The patient was thrilled with her smile makeover and so are we!

The final step is now to replace this patient’s missing maxillary right first premolar to close the gap and complete the smile. It’s a good thing we know a fantastic implantologist!

For further treatment information see: Composite Artistry



BDS (HONS) Kings College London 2015, MFDS RCS (ED)

After graduating from Kings College London in 2015, Priya went on to complete a number of associated dental courses and gained experience working in various London hospitals, as well as associate jobs before joining the Essex Smile Centre in September 2020.

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