What is Composite Bonding?

Your Composite Bonding Questions Answered

Over time in dentistry the technology, tools and techniques used have become much more sophisticated and are now safer, more accurate and reliable than ever before, delivering longer lasting and effective results for patients.

However it’s not just things such as Invisalign or dental implants that can make a huge difference to someone’s teeth, but the simple yet useful application of composite bonding has developed a key role in today’s cosmetic dentistry.

What Is Composite Bonding?

Composite bonding is a non-invasive, fast and affordable way to correct minor dental imperfections, build up the structure of teeth that has been lost and improve their overall appearance.

Using a white or tooth-coloured resin that is colour matched to the exact same shade as your teeth, the material is bonded to the surface of the existing tooth where it is shaped, hardened and smoothed to correct the dental flaw with natural looking results.

What Can Composite Bonding Be Used For?

There are a number of cosmetic dental issues that composite bonding can be used to resolve such as;

  • Small chips
  • Minor cracks
  • Misshapen teeth
  • Worn teeth
  • Close small gaps between teeth
  • Fillings
  • Discolouration or staining

The suitability of composite bonding will depend on the individual patient and their unique dental needs so be sure to seek professional advice from a cosmetic dentist Essex.

What Are The Benefits Of Composite Bonding?

Composite bonding is a tried and tested treatment that can be used to fix, improve and enhance your smile, providing a number of different benefits including;

  • It can be used to correct a wide range of minor cosmetic dental issues
  • The treatments itself is non invasive
  • It requires no injections
  • Composite bonding treatment is suitable for almost everybody
  • The treatment can be completed in just one visit for fast, instant results
  • Composite bonding is very safe
  • It can work out extremely affordable compared to alternative treatments
  • Even patients who have anxiety about dental procedures can feel comfortable with composite bonding treatment
  • The composite material can be removed and reapplied easily without causing damage to the teeth

How Long Does Composite Bonding Last?

Your dentist might be able to give a clearer indication of how long you can expect your composite bonding to last but as with most things in dentistry the longevity will likely depend on the individual patient and how they care for their teeth.

Lifestyle choices such as smoking can result in staining and poor oral hygiene can mean that the results only last a few years. In addition to this, certain teeth are more likely to need the bonding replacing sooner as the composite is softer than things such as porcelain veneers and can be more likely to chip or crack over time.

Is Composite Bonding Right For Me?

There is no way to tell for sure if you are a good candidate for composite bonding without visiting your dentist, but this treatment could be a good fit for you if;

  • You want to correct or cover minor imperfections such as small chips, cracks or gaps
  • You have shorter or worn down teeth
  • You have one or more discoloured or stained teeth that do not respond to whitening
  • You have minor decay
  • You need to have an exposed root covered

It could be that the issue turns out to require an alternative treatment or something in addition to composite bonding to achieve the desired results so be sure to seek professional advice.

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