How Composite Bonding Can Change Your Appearance

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Composite bonding is a procedure that’s increasing in popularity, particularly for aesthetic dentistry. There are many benefits, including making improvements to the appearance of your smile and filling in unsightly chips or cracks.

What Is Composite Bonding?

Composite bonding is a procedure that uses a resin material to enhance the appearance of your teeth. The material can fill in gaps and chips as well as overlay the entire tooth to change its colour. Unlike veneers, you’re not required to file down a lot of your natural tooth and the procedure is completely reversible. You may need to have composite bonding re done every 3 – 10 years or so, but unless you damage your new teeth, they shouldn’t require much more maintenance.

What Can Composite Bonding Achieve?

This procedure can significantly improve the appearance of your teeth. Dental bonding can conceal imperfections, close gaps between teeth, change the shape of your teeth and give you the appearance of a straighter smile. As well as that, it’s easily done in one or two procedures, depending on how many teeth you choose to have done. Each tooth can take between 30 and 60 minutes to be treated, so you may need to spread your appointments out if you’re having more than a couple done.

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How Is Dental Bonding Applied?

The procedure is usually completely painless and shouldn’t require anaesthetic. Your dentist will choose a shade for the bonding and colour match it to your existing teeth or your desired colour. Next, they’ll roughen your tooth up slightly to help the material stick. The resin is then moulded and shaped on the tooth until it reaches the desired shape. Finally, it’s cured under UV light and polished until it blends and looks natural.

Post-Treatment Care

Taking good care of your teeth ensures that they’ll look great and last for a long time. Caring for your composite bonding is very straightforward. You can resume your normal activities and oral hygiene routine as soon as your appointment is complete. Make sure you brush twice a day with a fluoride toothpaste and ensure you floss. Continue attending your regular checkups and maintain good oral hygiene.

You will want to avoid using your new teeth on anything that could break them. This includes biting pens, using them to cut Sellotape and even biting your fingernails. The pressure could cause them to crack, meaning you’ll have to return to the dentist to repair your bonding.

For Composite Bonding, Choose Manor Road Dental Practice

If you’d like to improve your smile with composite bonding, get in touch with Manor Road Dental Practice today. We’d be more than happy to help you achieve the smile of your dreams.


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