A Quick Solution to Transform Your Smile
Composite bonding is a popular treatment generally used for filling any gaps in your teeth that may develop over time as your teeth move. This method involves composite resin that is carefully shaped and moulded onto the tooth, effectively restoring its original appearance. The colour of the resin is matched to your tooth shade to ensure a natural appearance.
Benefits of Composite Bonding
- Usually completed in a single appointment.
- An effective solution to fix minor cosmetic issues.
- Non-invasive procedure that doesn’t damage your natural smile.
- With proper oral hygiene and regular cleaning, composite bonds should last for years.
- Unlike veneers, Composite Bonding is fully reversible, giving you the freedom to change your mind and be confident in your smile.
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Composite Bonding with Teeth Whitening
Composite bonding can also act as a solution for stained teeth and may be used alongside Teeth Whitening treatments to enhance the brightness of your smile.
When considering composite bonding, it is typically recommended to undergo teeth whitening first. This is because the composite resin is colour-matched to your teeth after the whitening treatment and bonding material cannot be whitened further after it is applied.
How to take care of your Composite Bonding?
To ensure proper care and maintenance of your composite bonding, consider the following guidelines:
- You must avoid tea, coffee and smoking for 48 hours following the treatment.
- Regularly visit your hygienist and maintain a consistent brushing routine.
- Avoid biting your nails or using your teeth to bite down on hard objects, as this could potentially chip the resin.
By following these practices you can expect your composite bonds to remain intact for many years to come!
Frequently Asked Questions
What is Composite Bonding?
Composite Bonding is the process of applying composite material to the teeth in order to repair or enhance them in terms of both colour and shape. The composite material allows the tooth to retain its natural colour or, in the case of discolored teeth, restore it to its original shade. It is particularly effective to repair chipped or crooked teeth, as the composite material can be used to fill gaps and restore teeth to their normal shape.
What are the advantages of Composite Bonding?
Composite Bonding offers several advantages. It is a pain-free and discreet option that does not damage your natural teeth, and it is a quick and effective process that typically requires only a few appointments. Composite Bonding includes two main techniques: composite veneers, which cover the entire tooth, and composite edge bonding, which enhances the tooth’s shape by refining its edges.
Either way, this process is painless and effectively addresses minor dental imperfections, repairing small damages to your teeth.
Can Composite Bonding fix crooked teeth?
Yes, to some degree. If your teeth are crooked or misaligned, the tooth-coloured composite material can sometimes be used to re-shape teeth and make them appear straighter. While this does make the teeth appear straight, if you want them to be naturally straight, you will need a different treatment such as teeth straightening. Our Quick Straight Teeth (QST) treatment is designed specifically for this purpose, and Composite Bonding can be used after for the final touch-ups (included in our QST package).
How long does Composite Bonds last?
On average, Composite Bonding lasts around 5 years. However, there are a wide variety of external factors that will affect the bonding’s lifespan. These include placement of the Composite Bonding, the health of your natural teeth, and how well you take care of your teeth.