Everything You Need to Know About Composite Bonding

If you’re not happy with the way your teeth look, you may be over critical of your appearance. This can really have a profound impact on your self-esteem. Fortunately, at Define Clinic, we have a range of cosmetic dental procedures that can give you the self-confidence boost you deserve.

One such treatment option is composite bonding. While you may have heard much more about options such as veneers and crowns, the fantastically effective composite bonding treatment often gets less press.

So what exactly is composite bonding, and are you a suitable candidate for it?

Let’s take a look at this simple cosmetic treatment that really does deliver some exceptional results. 

Composite Bonding Restores the Appearance of Your Teeth

If you’ve got small chips or cracks in your teeth, composite bonding can restore them. The material used in the process is colour-matched to your teeth so that nobody will notice the restoration.

If your teeth are discoloured or stained, you may want to consider a whitening treatment at the same time. By using the revolutionary Enlighten teeth whitening treatment at home for two weeks prior to getting composite bonding, we’ll be able to ensure the materials used in the process match your new revitalised shade.

Speak to our team to learn more about Enlighten and how we can carry out both treatments in conjunction with each other.

Composite Bonding Involves a Very Simple Procedure

If you’re not a fan of dental drills, you’ll be pleased to hear that when you have your composite bonding treatment, we’ll keep them turned off and safely out of the way. There’s also no need for injections as there’s no pain or discomfort associated with the procedure.

Also known as tooth bonding, this is one of the most minimally invasive treatments in cosmetic dentistry.

The process involves us applying a composite resin to your tooth. This putty-like substance is then sculpted carefully into position by your skilled dentist. Once we’re happy with the way it looks, we’ll use a UV light to set the resin in place.

Finally, we’ll ensure there are no rough or sharp edges to the newly-cured resin before you leave.

Composite Bonding Can Close Gaps Between Teeth

For small gaps between your teeth, you may think you’d need an orthodontic treatment like a brace or an aligner. That’s not always the case. Many minor gaps can be filled using composite resin in just one day, something an aligner could take several months to achieve.

The resin helps build up the tooth, bringing it closer to its neighbour and closing the gap. Similarly, composite resin can also be used with great effect to straighten slightly crooked teeth. 

For more severe gaps and misaligned teeth, we’d recommend Invisalign. Speak to us about whether composite bonding is the right treatment option for your specific needs.

Composite Bonding Is Fast!

Often, dental treatments require several sittings. With composite bonding, there’s very little preparation work, we don’t have to send impressions off to the lab for dental prosthetics to be made-to-measure, and we don’t have to wait for the anaesthetic to kick in.

The minimally-invasive treatment can begin as soon as you’re in the chair. The only preparation we need to do is to slightly roughen the outside of the tooth and to apply a special liquid. These steps help the composite resin stick to your tooth.

The length of the treatment will depend on how many teeth you’re having done, however, one tooth can be completed within an hour.

There’s No Downtime

After some dental procedures, you need to be careful about what you eat. In some instances, you may need to worry about managing discomfort or swelling too. This is not the case with composite bonding.

Once the procedure is done, you can expect to go about your daily life as you normally would, without having to alter your plans. Also, you’ll be able to eat and drink soon after your treatment too.

Composite Bonding in Buckinghamshire

At Define, we’re proud to provide composite bonding treatment at our Beaconsfield clinic. To learn more about the numerous benefits of this quick, simple, but highly effective treatment option, arrange an appointment today.

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