Composite bonding


Composite bonding

Composite bonding is a quick, pain-free and cost-effective technique that can put the confidence back into your smile.

How can composite bonding help you?

Composite bonding can be used for different reasons.

  • To fix teeth that have been damaged due to chips, cracks or through excessive wear.
  • To change the appearance of teeth, for example to lengthen teeth that are shorter than the rest or to fill gaps between teeth.

What are the benefits of composite bonding over other treatments?

Damaged teeth can be sensitive to hot and cold, cause pain when chewing and affect your appearance. Composite bonding is a quick and pain-free treatment that can help fix these issues in as few as one visit.

Best of all, because composite bonding is an additive treatment, it usually involves minimal drilling and is therefore less damaging to your teeth.

Composite bonding does not involve outside laboratories, and as a result it can be a more cost-effective option compared to crowns and veneers.

In addition, teeth that have been treated with composite bonding are usually cheaper and easier to repair if they get damaged. Crowns and veneers that become damaged often require complete replacement.

5 steps to a stunning smile

Composite bonding is a fast and effective way to transform your teeth into the smile you want.

Your dentist uses a shade guide to match the composite resin colour to your teeth.

The surface of your teeth is roughened and a liquid applied to help the bonding agent stick to your tooth.

The resin is applied over the bonding agent, then moulded and shaped

The resin is hardened with a special light and, if necessary, shaped more.

Finally, the resin is polished to a high shine.

How does composite bonding feel and how long does it last?

Initially the new shape of the teeth may take a little getting used to but should soon feel like your natural teeth.

Composite resin will wear over time like all other dental materials but it can be easier to repair without being completely replaced.

It may discolour over time due to lifestyle habits and require polishing to bring back the shine.

Composite bonding – need to knows

Composite bonding won’t fix crooked teeth or an over-bite or under-bite. If you have these issues, speak to your dentist about your options.

Composite bonding isn’t indestructible – it can chip or break if you try to bite into really hard stuff – so watch out for that refrigerated Toblerone!

After your composite bonding treatment, you should avoid things that can stain teeth, like coffee, tea and tobacco for two or three days.

Regular check-ups with your dentist and a good daily cleaning routine are essential.

Composite bonding can be a smarter solution to other techniques such as veneers, which can require multiple visits, can cost far more and require full replacement if they break.

Whilst composite bonding isn't suitable for all cases it can be a very simple and effective means of improving your smile.

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