Natural Flawless Smile
If you’re unhappy with the appearance of your teeth you can begin to feel self-conscious and lose confidence.
Composite Bonding is a cosmetic technique whereby composite resin is shaped and contoured directly onto your teeth to give the appearance of a more aligned and broader smile with the option of whiter teeth if you wish.
Many common patient complaints include chipped teeth, gaps and stained teeth. Often these issues are treated using ceramic veneers, however composite resin removes the need for multiple visits by handling everything in just one appointment, and it rarely requires any invasive preparation of your teeth.
COMPOSITE BONDING AT THE WILLOWS
Composite Bonding isn’t right for everyone. At The Willows, we have a highly experienced team that can assess whether this treatment may be suitable for you. The process involves the cleaning of the surface enamel, followed by the application of a bonding agent. Composite resin is then shaped, contoured, and bonded to the enamel using an ultra-violet curing light. The composite resin is then polished to a glass-like finish.
With normal dental routine, you should not require any addtional dental visits to keep your bonding in good condition. A night-time retainer is recommended to protect the composite bonding from cracking.
Can I eat normally?
In general, composite bonding won’t impact on your ability to eat. However, just like any filling, it can fracture, stain, and potentially lose it’s surface polish over time. That said, unlike ceramic veneers, it can be repaired, repolished, and refreshed. It’s best to avoid biting into hard foods and taring things with your teeth to prevent cracking.
Will I lose much of my natural tooth?
Composite Bonding can often be placed without any removal of the surface enamel. There is no drilling involved, and the treatment is reverisble too.
How long will it last?
Composite Bonding can last up to 5 years, but it is susceptible to staining and fractures within that timeframe, just like any other filling, which may require maintancence. Take care of your teeth and avoid anything which can potentially crack the composite.
How does it compare to Veneers?
Ceramic/Porcelain Veneers usually require irreverisble removal of natural tooth enamel to prevent the veneers looking too thick. Ceramic/Porcelain Veneers can last up to 10 years or so, will likely retain their sheen and lustre indefinitely, and are less susceptible to staining and fracturing when compared with Composite Bonding.