Composite bonding has become a very popular dental treatment which requires no drilling or preparation of your teeth. It is the addition of a composite resin material that is carefully shaped to either make minimal changes to chipped teeth (composite edge bonding) or cover the entire tooth (composite veneers) to whiten and change the anatomic shape of your teeth.
Composite bonding can be done in one single visit and an easy way to make you feel more confident and boost your self-esteem when you smile. It will certainly help you achieve a smile you are much happier with.
What is Composite Bonding?
Composite bonding can be used to either fix damaged teeth that have chipped, worn or broken and also be used to transform your smile by closing gaps between teeth or evening out the proportions of misshapen/odd shaped teeth. Composite bonding can either fully cover the front surface of your teeth, known as composite veneers, or added to edge of your teeth, known as composite edge bonding.
Composite Edge Bonding
This allows us to make small subtle changes to the length or shape of natural tooth.
They will cover the full front surface of your natural teeth to change the shape, fix imperfections and cover discolouration’s/patches on teeth.
This is the reshaping of your natural tooth to smooth out small chips or even out the length of your teeth.
What can Composite Bonding Fix?
– Chipped or broken teeth
– Discoloured teeth
– Odd shaped teeth
– Worn teeth
– Gaps between teeth
– Disguise mild crowding
What are the Benefits of Composite Bonding?
Composite bonding can usually be carried out in just one visit following an initial consultation. It is one of the fastest and effective treatments to fix minor cosmetic issues.
Teeth bonding is non-invasive and the most conservative treatment in cosmetic dentistry as opposed to dental crowns and veneers where part of the tooth is permanently removed. Composite bonding only requires the front surface of the tooth t be roughened to allow the composite resin to bond which means the structure of your tooth remains intact.
With composite bonding, as the process is non-invasive, the cosmetic improvements made to your teeth can be done quickly and without causing further damage to your teeth.
It is also a cheaper alternative to other cosmetic dentistry treatments such as veneers and crowns. The treatment can also be completed in just one appointment which means you do not need to return to the clinic for multiple visits.
Composite bonding should last you many years, usually 5-7 years depending on how well you look after them, with regular visits to the dental hygienist and your general dentist.
First of all, whitening toothpaste works by using abrasives to remove stains. This entails that part of your enamel is being removed.
The process also doesn’t actually change the shade/colour of your teeth but simply removes surface stains damaging your teeth in the process. In addition, scraping enamel leads to sensitive teeth, which is highly uncomfortable.
Also, if you go for DIY whitening, there will be many risks. For example, using a non-custom tray can misshapen your teeth or minimise the effectiveness of the whitening products. Some gels are even harmful and abrasive, while others just don’t work.
A non-custom tray can also result in unsafe amounts of whitening gel getting into your gums and burning them.
Without our expert service, you will waste money on useless products and risk yourself to problems that will cost you more for multiple treatments.
Go for quality – it is more affordable.
NO DRILLING AND PAIN-FREE
Our composite bonding process does not cause any damage to your enamel. The treatment is completely pain-free and requires no injections or drilling. Usually the procedure can be done in one visit.
Our rubberised bespoke whitening trays will not bother your teeth or sleep. They are built for comfort and maximum efficiency, so the whole process is quick and simple. This will help to brighten your smile prior to your bonding and can also be used to maintain your new white smile.
We guarantee that only the highest quality materials are used to give you the best possible results. Our cosmetic dentists and specialists have many years of experience which allow them to provide 1st class treatment.
The usual alternative options to composite bonding are:
Both of these alternatives cause some damage to teeth. Veneers are a popular option which can last for many years but as they are made from porcelain, the tooth has to be cut down to fit them, which causes some permanent damage. Similarly, for a crown to be fitted, a dentist has to remove some of the healthy part of your tooth.
Bonding is a quick, less expensive and non-invasive procedure, and it can be easily repaired if damaged or broken.
Talk to your dentist about your options. They will be able to advise you on whether composite bonding is the right treatment for you.
During your consultation our experienced dentists will assess your aesthetic concerns and recommend which treatment option would be more suited to your needs. Sometimes one is better than the other in certain cases depending on the condition and position of your teeth. The bite is also a significant factor as to which option is better suited.
Teeth whitening gel does not have any affect on composite however if you have had composite edge bonding then the natural tooth portion that is still on show can be whitened to maintain the shade and allow the bonding to continually match.
If you have full coverage composite veneers they cannot be whitened but the whitening gel has been found to help remove any residual surface staining on the composite material.
The composite resin used is specifically designed for this treatment and is very durable. However, it is still not as strong as porcelain and can chip and stain over time. The longevity of the treatment will be determined to a large degree by how the teeth are looked after and any potentially destructive habits you may have. We usually advise that composite bonding will last around 7 years.
The composite bonding procedure should not cause you any discomfort or pain. It is extremely unlikely that you will experience any unusual symptoms after treatment. Local anaesthetic is rarely used during composite bonding treatment and it is only necessary if the bonding is being used to fill a decayed tooth. Even if required, a topical gel will be applied to the area prior to any injections to ensure you do not feel a thing.