Composite bonding is a cosmetic treatment where composite resin (white filling material), is shaped and moulded onto your teeth to give the appearance of a straighter, whiter smile. It can be used as a cosmetic solution for chipped teeth, gapped teeth and discolouration in teeth.
It also doesn’t involve damage or drilling down of the teeth. The bonding treatment is completed in a single appointment.
Who can have Composite Bonding?
Composite bonding is not for everyone. If your smile is crooked as the result of an over or underbite, this treatment will not serve to correct it. In these cases, straightening the teeth before can give a better result. Bonding is primarily for those who seek a cosmetic solution for teeth that are otherwise healthy and well aligned. A common treatment is to have Invisalign prior to bonding to straighten the teeth first.
What is involved?
At the initial cosmetic consultation, we discuss what alterations you wish to make and we can carry out a direct mock up on your teeth to show you what the new shapes would look like. This is a great way to see what the final result would look like. Our Dentist may also take pictures of your teeth to help plan the treatment.
During the bonding appointment we carefully handcraft and layer the composite to mimic the shapes and textures of your natural teeth as closely as possible. Bonding is a pain free treatment and you will not need any injections.
What Aftercare is Needed?
Composite bonding requires maintenance so you’ll need to see your dentist for regular check-ups and hygiene visits. The surface may need re-polishing to maintain the lustre and shine.
How Long does composite bonding last for?
It generally lasts for 5-7 years before it needs to be replaced. For people who grind their teeth, it will have a shorter lifespan. Composite bonding is easy to repair if it chips and straightforward to replace if required.
If you are interested in having composite bonding in Stevenage you can book in with one of our Dentists by calling 01438351548.