What is Composite Bonding?
Teeth bonding, also known as dental bonding, involves the use of tooth-coloured resin to repair chipped, discoloured, fractured or decayed teeth.
The treatment is so-called because the material is ‘bonded’ to your teeth.
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What problems does this treat?
The composite resin used during this treatment can be shaped and polished to match your natural teeth. We usually use teeth bonding to brighten up a discoloured tooth or improve the appearance of chipped teeth.
We also use tooth bonding to make teeth appear longer, change the shape/ colour of a tooth or close gaps between the teeth. Bonding can also be used as a cosmetic alternative to silver fillings.
What is the procedure?
One of the best things about teeth bonding is that you can have it done in just one visit, so you can enjoy your stunning new smile as soon as you leave the practice!
Before we begin the bonding procedure, we will use a shade chart to make sure the composite resin we choose is a perfect colour match to your natural teeth.
Once you’re happy with the colour, we will prepare your surrounding teeth for the procedure. We’ll then coat the tooth we’re treating with a light amount of conditioning liquid to help the resin bond with your enamel.
The next step is to apply the resin. We will mould and smooth the putty-like material until it is shaped exactly the way you want it, before shining a special ultra-violet light onto your tooth to set the resin.
What are the benefits of Composite Bonding?
Here are just some of the brilliant benefits of this non-invasive treatment:
- Very little preparation is needed – this means that we won’t need to remove much (if any) of your existing tooth enamel to make room for the composite material.
- Quick procedure – the treatment is typically complete in just one appointment!
- No need for anesthesia – meaning that you can carry on with your day with minimal downtime once the treatment is complete.