Composite bonding is a cosmetic dentistry procedure used to repair chipped, fractured, decayed or discoloured teeth and will only require a single trip to the dentist. The dental procedure involves roughening the area that is in need of repair, etching the surface of the tooth with clinical gel and painting the tooth with a chemical, before fitting the final composite bonding material.
At Hermes London Dental Clinic we carry out composite bonding as a simple and straightforward way to improve the overall appearance of your teeth using top-quality composites to give you the best results. Composite bonding is quick and easy and will give you great results every time. Composite bonding is used for the following:
To repair chipped teeth
To close spaces in between the teeth
To change the shape of your teeth
To increase the strength of your teeth
To improve the appearance of stained or discoloured teeth
Composite Bonding Treatment Process
At our clinic we will choose a cosmetic bonding material that matches your teeth best so it will look as natural as possible. Your teeth will then be prepared by one of our expert dentists who will slightly roughen the surface of your teeth so they can be coated with a specialist liquid that will help the teeth resin to adhere properly.
This resin will then be applied to the teeth and moulded into place. This is hardened by a UV light so the dentist can shape the material again until they properly match the rest of your teeth. You can then have a look and let us know if you’re happy with the finished product, before walking away with the perfect teeth.
What are the benefits of Composite Bonding?
Composite (cosmetic) bonding is a fast and effective way to fix minor cosmetic problems with the teeth. Composite bonding can be carried out with just one visit to the dentist since it is a straightforward cosmetic procedure. Many cosmetic dentistry procedures can leave your teeth feeling sore and the treatments can mean you won’t be able to eat solids for a couple of days. With composite bonding, however, in the procedure the composite tooth is hardened using a specialist UV light, meaning that your teeth will be able to comfortably bite down straight after the appointment.
Other Cosmetic Bonding Benefits:
Quick healing process
Cheaper alternative to similar treatments
Composite bonding should last for years if taken care of properly
Composite Bonding after care
Composite bonds are relatively easy to take care of and require little maintenance just like regular teeth. To keep your bonds looking great for a lifetime you should avoid having any coffee, cigarettes and other foods that may stain for at least 48 hours after having the procedure done to avoid any permanent staining to the bonds.
As with regular teeth you should brush your teeth at least twice a day and maintain good oral health at all times. You should also avoid biting or chewing on items that may chip the teeth as bonds aren’t quite as strong as regular teeth so it’s important to take proper care of them to avoid any unwanted damages.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) About Cosmetic Bonding