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As well as being a key part of your smile, your teeth are also tools. Following minor aesthetic damage, you may want to consider dental composite bonding to ensure you’re happier with their appearance. 

Read on to learn more about this treatment option from Aurora Dental & Implant Clinics. 

What Is Dental Composite Bonding And Why Might You Need It?

You may not always realise it, but your teeth are put through a lot on a daily basis, and dental composite bonding could be the answer to dealing with some very common concerns you might face.

For example, the acid in some foods can attack your teeth, leading to damaged enamel, or catching a piece of hard food at the wrong angle could result in a chipped tooth. Other risk factors include smoking cigarettes, or even using e-cigarettes. These habits can lead to discoloration, and there’s a similar risk with some drinks, such as red wine, for instance. This is because it contains a large amount of chromogens, which bind to the teeth and cause staining. So, you may well find that from time to time your teeth need some minor restorative work and dental composite bonding is often a fitting solution.    

This procedure is a simple one that involves one of our skilled dentists attaching composite resin to the front of your affected tooth (or teeth). This treatment can hide chips and gaps to create a brighter, more uniform smile without having to cover the entire tooth.

Prevention: Good Oral Hygiene

In an ideal world, good oral hygiene would prevent the need for dental composite bonding. We recommend using an electric toothbrush to brush your teeth as they are much more effective than their manual counterparts. After brushing, you should also floss or use interdental sticks to target any areas you may have missed. If flossing seems too daunting, interdental sticks provide a fuss-free alternative! Using mouthwash after you eat, as opposed to after you brush your teeth will also help to ensure your teeth remain as healthy as possible.

By following this advice, we hope that you will prevent the need to undergo a dental composite bonding procedure, but we understand that many of our patients might still require treatment.

The Dental Composite Bonding Procedure

The dental composite bonding procedure itself is incredibly straightforward. Our dentists will start by creating a resin that matches the colour of your teeth. After your teeth have been prepared, this resin will then we applied to your teeth to create a visually pleasing result. UV light is used to set the final results before any finishing touches are applied in the form of a polish. It may be that you have a few teeth that you feel need attention – in this case, we’d recommend veneers.

Veneers are bonded to the front face of each tooth and are made from either resin, (like with dental composite bonding), or porcelain. They are the ideal solution for those who have several teeth that need of attention. The porcelain option that we offer will last over a decade with proper care, making them a great long-term solution. Veneers cover imperfections like chips and staining, as well as improving the strength of your teeth. 

During an initial consultation, one of our dentists will assess the best solution for you. They’ll also check for tooth decay or signs of gingivitis. Any such issues will need to be remedied before veneers can be fitted, as untreated conditions like these can do a great deal of harm to your teeth.

Get In Touch

We have 4 Wiltshire-based dental clinics in Corsham, Swindon, Chippenham and Devizes, making it even easier for you to pay us a visit to discuss dental composite bonding.

To find out more and to book your initial consultation, please click here to contact your nearest clinic.  You can also follow us on Instagram and Facebook to find out more about our services and to catch up with our latest news.

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