18 Nov What is Composite Bonding?
Composite bonding is a modern minimally invasive cosmetic treatment which is used to build up tooth structure that has been lost. The technique doesn’t involve cutting teeth down instead it uses a composite resin material which is added to the tooth to restore its shape and its colour.
Composite bonding can also be used to close spaces between teeth and perfect smiles after Reveal or Invisalign treatments.
Who can have composite bonding?
Anyone who wants a cosmetic improvement to their smile with well aligned teeth. If your smile is crooked, then it is usually best to straightening the teeth first.
Why do patients choose composite bonding?
• Quick (treatment is all over in one sitting)
• Less expensive than porcelain options
• Less invasive as it doesn’t harm or damage the underlying teeth
• Lifelike results
How long does composite bonding last?
Composite bonding usually lasts for about 5 years before it needs to be replaced. However for some people such as those who grind their teeth or smokers the life span of their restorations can be shorter.
Does composite bonding require aftercare?
Yes, you will need to see both your dentist and hygienist as like natural teeth composite bonding can wear and staining. Your dentist can re-polish or repair the surface of the composite restorations to maintain their shape and shine, whilst your hygienist can help to reduce staining and maintain your gum health to ensure your smile lasts.
If you’re interested in improving your smile we would be happy to advise you. Please call 0117 9507949 and the City Bridge Dental Care team will book you a consultation appointment.