Composite Bonding

Composite Bonding in London

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Composite bonding or dental bonding is a process in which a tooth-colored resin material is applied and hardened with a light. It ultimately "bonds" the material to the tooth for improving or restoring an individuals’ smile. It is a great way to correct broken, cracked, misshapen or stained teeth You need to visit your dentist only once for composite bonding procedure. If you want to change the shape of more than one tooth, the dentist will create an impression of your desired teeth so that it blends in with the natural teeth. This dental treatment is used to improve the shape, color and appearance of your teeth.

Conditions for which composite bonding is needed

  • Repair chipped, cracked or decayed teeth
  • Improve the appearance and feel of discolored teeth
  • Fill spaces between teeth
  • Change the shape of teeth and make them look longer
  • Cosmetic alternative to amalgam fillings
  • Protect a portion of the tooth's root that has been exposed when gums decrease

The process of composite bonding

Composite bonding requires preparation in advance. Usually, anaesthesia is not needed unless the bonding is used to fill cracked or damaged tooth. Your dental surgeon will use a guide to choose the color for composite resin so that it matches with your tooth color. The tooth surface will be made rough and conditioning liquid will be applied on it. The process helps bonding material fix to the tooth. The colored tooth is then applied, molded, and smoothed to the exact shape of your natural teeth. A laser or an ultraviolet light helps to make the material stiff. After this, the dental surgeon will shape and polish it to match with the natural tooth surface. Dental bonding usually takes nearly 30 to 60 minutes to complete each tooth.

Important questions on composite bonding

Who can consider composite bonding?

People of all age-group can benefit by this cosmetic treatment. This allows children, adolescents, adults and senior citizens to improve their appearance and smile.

Who is the right candidate for composite bonding?

If you have broken, cracked, crooked, discolored, misshapen, stained and uneven teeth, then you are a suitable candidate for the treatment. Also, if you have gaps between the teeth or if your bridges are broken or worn, then you may go for composite bonding.

Does composite bonding look natural?

Composite bonding is natural type of cosmetic dental restoration till it is done by a dental surgeon who specializes in cosmetic dentistry and possesses practical skills needed for tooth sculpting and complex veneering.

Does a bonded tooth require additional care?

Try to avoid biting hard objects such as hard candy and ice cubes. Also, nail biting should be avoided for the time-being.

Is composite bonding painful?

No, composite bonding is not painful. It is usually carried out without anesthesia since little tooth removal is needed.

How long will composite bonding last?

Composite bonding depends on several factors such as the dentist you have chosen, the materials used and patient’s care of the restored teeth. The present top quality bonding materials usually lasts for ten to fifteen years, and in some cases even more.

Talk to our dentist to know how composite bonding can be beneficial for your smile.

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