Composite bonding, otherwise known as cosmetic bonding, is a painless procedure where the dentist adds a special coloured resin to your teeth to improve their appearance.
Want to know more about composite bonding? We’ve got you covered. Here are the five most important things you need to know about the procedure.
1. Improving your teeth’s appearance
Composite bonding can help to improve the appearance of slightly crooked teeth and imperfections in your smile. By adding some resin in strategic places, your dentist can hide or mascarade misaligned teeth and instantly improve the appearance of your smile. It’s always best to book a consultation as the dentist will advise you if orthodontic treatment is needed first for your desired smile.
2. It’s straightforward and non-invasive
Improving your smile with composite bonding is popular for many reasons. Firstly, there’s no need for anaesthesia. And secondly, there’s no permanent alteration to your natural teeth. You’ll turn up for your appointment (after your initial consultation has given you the go-ahead) and the dentist will attach the material to teeth, matching the colour and improving their appearance.
3. Cosmetic bonding is convenient
In most cases, there are no easy fixes when you want something done probably. However, composite bonding for perfect teeth is the exception. The real bonus composite bonding has over other treatments like veneers and braces is that the entire procedure can be done in one single visit to the dentist.
4. Composite bonding is a more affordable option
Cost is often a big deciding factor when it comes to the choices we make, especially when it comes to cosmetics and dentistry. Fortunately, and most importantly, composite bonding is a much more affordable and faster alternative to dental crowns or veneers.
5. Mind the gap or avoid overcrowding
Providing that your overcrowded teeth or gaps don’t require orthodontic treatment, composite bonding is a fantastic way to conceal teeth that hinder your smile. You’ll need to consider if your teeth are particularly tight when it comes to your bite or if you grind your teeth in your sleep since this treatment isn’t advised for patients with these conditions. However, minor orthodontics can sort this. Just ask your dentist.
Summary: The pros and cons of composite bonding
Like most things, composite bonding has its advantages and disadvantages. Here’s a quick overview of what we think.
Composite bonding is not as strong as other cosmetic materials - the bonding can break or chip under pressure, and the composite resin can stain under certain habits and pigments, like smoking or frequent coffee/tea drinking.
However, the benefits definitely outweigh the drawbacks. The great thing is that it’s a painless procedure, can be done in one visit and the results can last between five and seven years providing you take good care of them and have regular visits to the hygienist. Composite bonding is also a lot cheaper than traditional veneers.
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Want to know more about composite bonding from SS Dental Cosmetic Dentistry? Get in touch today and let’s book your appointment. It’s the first step to a new smile and a brand new you.