Composite bonding or dental bonding is a method for adding material to your teeth for changing their shape. The dentist applies and then shapes putty-like resin for the teeth before bonding them permanently in this treatment. Composite bonding uses composite resin to add to or cover teeth completely for improving their smile. The dentist uses resin as a suitable option to porcelain and creates similar smile for different cases.
Right candidate for composite bonding
You might be a suitable candidate for bonding if you:
- Want to improve the appearance of your tooth, smile or gaps
- Have chipped, damaged, fractured or decayed tooth/teeth
- Need to cover the exposed tooth root
Benefits of composite bonding
- Appear natural
- Less visits to the dentist
- Require little to no tooth preparation
- No damage to the tooth enamel
- Can be shaped, polished and amended
- Affordable option
Different teeth problems to treat with composite bonding
Composite bonding in London can help in treating different kinds of teeth problems such as:
Crowded or crooked teeth –
Composite bonding is a good treatment for your crooked or crowded teeth. The difficulty occurs when the shape and size of tooth gets compromised. When you are having severely crowded teeth, cosmetic orthodontics might be the right treatment to solve your problem. Lessening teeth crowding will give the dentist more space for attaining natural looking result through composite resin.
Teeth gaping and spacing –
Teeth bonding might be a suitable solution for filling the gaps or spaces. When the spaces become extremely large, you might end up with crowding issue. Too big spaces might lead to odd shaped and sized teeth which can be asymmetrical. When you have less spacing or mid-line diastema, composite bonding seems to be an affordable option.
Broken, chipped or uneven edges –
Composite bonding are a great choice for your chipped, broken teeth or uneven edges. The dentist puts tooth-colored resin to one or more teeth for repairing the damage. After this, he places them in one day that gives you the confidence to restore your whiter teeth.
You cannot whiten composite resin –
After placing the bondings, you cannot change or improve your teeth shade by using whitening gels. You can maintain the shade of natural teeth that matches with the composite bonding material. Mostly, you won’t be able to change the shade of restorations.
What you can expect during the visit
Your visit to the dentist involves bonding a single tooth which requires somewhere between half an hour to one hour. You might not require numbing during the treatment procedure. The dentist prepares natural tooth by putting conditioning liquid and smoothing it during the visit. After this, he uses bonding material that matches with your tooth appearance before making the bond final through specialised light. He will change the change of the material for forming desired appearance and tooth structure so that the bite adjusts properly.
When it is about caring for the bonded teeth, you need to continue with your oral routine and pay close heed to it. Some steps to take care for your teeth with bonding include:
- Brush teeth two times in a day for two minutes with soft-bristled brush and non-abrasive toothpaste
- Clean in between the teeth once a day with a flossing device or an interdental brush
- Avoid grinding your teeth
- Practice the habit of wearing a mouth guard
- Do not chew on non-food items such as – pens, pencils and ice.
- Take a healthy diet and skip on acidic and sugary foods and beverages.
- Schedule routine visits to your dentist and improve oral health.
Thus, your dentist at Smile Works Dental can help to know whether composite bonding is a good fit for your oral care needs. You may consult with him for getting necessary advice and other options to ensure you are making the right choice for your improved appearance and dental health.