Composite bonding is an effective and popular cosmetic treatment that can remedy a number of minor dental imperfections. From discolouration to gaps, composite bonding can help you to achieve the smile you have always wanted in no time at all.
Composite bonding is a simple procedure that involves attaching composite resin to the front of your teeth. This treatment can hide chips and gaps to create a brighter, more uniform smile without having to cover the entire tooth.
Composite bonding is sometimes referred to as cosmetic bonding or tooth bonding. It is often likened to veneers but the treatment does differ. Composite veneers cover the entire surface of the tooth whereas composite bonding only covers a fraction of the surface. Composite bonding is non invasive, unlike other restorative treatments the main structure of your teeth is left untouched.
Prior to treatment, your dentist will match the resin colour to your natural teeth to make your treatment as seamless as possible. The surface of your tooth, or teeth, will then be conditioned in preparation for the resin application. When coating your teeth with the resin, your dentist will shape and mould the pliable material to create a pleasing, natural aesthetic. UV light is then used to harden the resin before it is sculpted again. Finally, the resin will be polished to attain a truly flawless finish.
One of the reasons composite bonding is so popular is because it’s such a quick process. Your treatment could even be finished in up to an hour.
This straightforward procedure is ideal for anyone with minor dental imperfections who would not necessarily benefit from veneers.
However, if you have several teeth that require treatment, you might want to consider veneers instead. Your dentist will be able to give you all the information you need in order to make an informed decision.
As cosmetic bonding is non-invasive, there should be no discomfort associated with this procedure. This means you can get the smile of your dreams without any pain whatsoever.