Design Your Dream Smile From Shape To Shade.
Composite Bonding, or Dental Bonding as it’s sometimes called, is a versatile but gentle cosmetic procedure that can fix minor imperfections on your natural teeth. We can repair chipped, ill-shaped and discoloured teeth by applying a composite resin, the same material used in white fillings, to conceal defects. This procedure is quick, affordable and minimally invasive, which is why it’s so popular amongst dentists and our patients at 92 Dental, Hammersmith.
With our high-grade composite resin, you can design your dream smile by selecting from various colour shades to match your natural teeth. Our diligent dentists will also mould and manipulate the putty-like resin to change your natural tooth shape. This could be a simple neatening of your natural tooth shape where the edges have worn down and chipped. In contrast, you may choose a bolder look with rounded or squared-off edges.
Composite bonding is a painless and minimally invasive procedure. There’s no drilling or shaving involved, so it causes no damage to the underlying tooth structure or neighbouring teeth. As a result, composite bonding can be a quicker and more cost-effective choice for fixing minor cosmetic imperfections compared to other treatments, such as porcelain veneers and crowns.
Before and Afters
Is Composite Bonding For You?Composite bonding is a highly versatile and innovative treatment that aims to transform the overall aesthetics of your smile. For this reason, dentists can use it for many diverse cases, especially if you suffer from these minor but common cosmetic imperfections:
- You have chipped or fractured teeth.
- You have discoloured or stained teeth.
- You have significant gaps between teeth.
- You have crooked or ill-shaped teeth.
- You have worn-down teeth.
What Does Composite Bonding Involve?
Composite bonding can transform your smile within one to two appointments so it is a relatively quick and effective solution for treating your teeth.
At the examining stage, we will thoroughly examine your smile and the tooth in question (be that a chipped, discoloured or fractured tooth) and discuss the best way to restore it. We will also ask about your desired shape and conduct a colour match so the composite resin blends in with the rest of your smile.
Before treatment, we will clean the selected tooth (or teeth). The putty-like resin will then be applied in thin layers and sculpted, ensuring a beautifully natural result.
In the final moments, the resin is hardened and set under a special high-intensity UV light called a ‘curing light’, so you can resume your daily activities immediately. The tooth is also professionally buffed and polished.
How Long Does The Process Take?Unlike porcelain veneers or crowns, composite bonding can transform your smile in only one or two appointments, depending on how many teeth you’d like to treat. Typically, composite bonding for one tooth takes less than an hour to complete, so you can leave our practice in Hammersmith feeling brand-new in hardly any time.
Benefits of composite bonding?
- You can make cosmetic improvements to your smile quickly.
- It’s highly versatile, so our dentists can use it to fix various cosmetic concerns, from chipped teeth to fractures, gaps between teeth, and even discolouration.
- You’re in charge of designing your smile with various resin shades and edging shapes.
- Minimally invasive, painless and requires no recovery time.
- Cost-effective solution for minor defects compared to crowns, orthodontics and porcelain veneers. It’s also reversible.
- Regular brushing and good oral hygiene ensure composite bonding lasts around 5-6 years before requiring any polish or repair.
Why Composite Bonding May Not Be The Solution For You
- Composite resin can’t always cover dark brown or deep staining.
- It isn’t as durable or long-lasting as porcelain veneers or crowns.
- Not resistant to staining; following the right lifestyle choices is essential, from avoiding certain foods and drinks to regular teeth brushing. We also advise you to stop smoking.
- Trauma can easily damage composite bonding. It’s best to avoid bad habits like chewing pencils or ice cubes. If you play sports, be sure to wear a mouthguard.
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