A Quick Solution to Enhance Your Smile
Composite Bonding is most often used for filling any gaps in your teeth that can appear after your teeth have moved over time. This involves composite resin that is carefully shaped and moulded onto the tooth to recover the initial tooth appearance. The color of the resin is matched with the shade of your tooth to guarantee a uniform and cohesive look.
Benefits of Composite Bonding
- Typically completed in one appointment.
- A quick and effective solution to fix minor cosmetic issues.
- Non-invasive process.
- No damage to your natural smile.
- Can last many years with proper oral hygiene and consistent cleaning.
- Unlike veneers, Composite Bonding is fully reversible, providing the freedom to change your mind and be confident in your smile.
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Composite Bonding with Teeth Whitening
Composite Bonding can also improve the appearance of stained teeth and may be used alongside Teeth Whitening treatments to improve the brightness of your smile.
When choosing composite bonding, it is often recommended to have your teeth whitened beforehand. This is because the composite resin is matched to the colour of your teeth after the whitening treatment, as the bonding material cannot undergo additional whitening once applied.
How to take care of your Composite Bonding?
Follow these guidelines to ensure proper care and maintenance of your composite bonding:
- Make sure to avoid tea, coffee and smoking for 48 hours following the treatment.
- Visit your hygienist and adhere to a consistent brushing routine.
- Avoid biting your nails or using your teeth to bite on hard objects to reduce the chance of the resin chipping.
Follow these practises to ensure your Composite Bonding lasts.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is Composite Bonding?
Composite Bonding is the process of applying composite material to teeth to repair or enhance them in terms of colour and shape. The composite material allows the tooth to retain its natural colour or, in the case of discolored teeth, restore it to its original shade. Composite Bonding is particularly effective to repair chipped or crooked teeth, as the composite material can be used to fill gaps and restore teeth to their normal shape.
What are the advantages of Composite Bonding?
Composite Bonding offers several advantages. It is a pain-free and discreet option that does not damage your natural teeth, and it is a quick and effective process that typically requires only a few appointments. Composite Bonding includes two main techniques: composite veneers, which cover the entire tooth, and composite edge bonding, which enhances the tooth’s shape by refining its edges.
Either way, this process is painless and effectively addresses minor dental imperfections, repairing small damages to your teeth.
Can Composite Bonding fix crooked teeth?
Yes, to some degree. If your teeth are crooked or misaligned, the tooth-coloured composite material can sometimes be used to re-shape teeth and make them appear straighter. While this does make the teeth appear straight, if you want them to be naturally straight, you will need a different treatment such as teeth straightening.
How long does Composite Bonds last?
On average, Composite Bonding lasts around 5 years. However, there are a wide variety of external factors that will affect the bonding’s lifespan. These include placement of the Composite Bonding, the health of your natural teeth, and how well you take care of your teeth.