Composite bonding is among the most common procedures in dentistry. It is an effective and quick treatment option for improving teeth appearance and smile. If you are about to undergo composite bonding treatment, here is all you need to know about the procedure.
What should I expect after my composite bonding?
Generally, people undergo composite bonding to correct teeth imperfections and improve their smile. After your composite bonding, you can have a brighter teeth shade or improved teeth shape, depending on the dental issues you wish to correct.
You can use dental bonding to make the surface of a tooth line up with others, so it helps straighten the teeth.
How do porcelain veneers differ from composite bonding?
Most times, people get composite bonding as an alternative to porcelain veneers because, with composite bonding, you can improve your smile in one dental visit, and the procedure does not require injections and drilling.
Composite veneers also differ from porcelain veneers when it comes to repairs because it is easy to repair composite bonding fractures and chips, unlike porcelain veneers.
How can I improve my smile and have a long-lasting result?
You can improve your smile by undergoing a dental treatment that causes minimal damage to your teeth. It is usually better to use composite bonding because the composite material is durable, looks and feels like the natural teeth.
Depending on your dental issue, your dentist may recommend Invisalign or Braces to straighten your teeth and whitening treatment to improve your teeth appearance.
What are the downsides of composite bonding?
Although composite bonding is effective and most people’s preferred treatment option, it still has a few downsides. The composite resin is a plastic-based material designed to look and feel like the teeth, but it is not as strong as the natural teeth, making it susceptible to cracks and damage.
On average, composite bonding only lasts for about 2 – 5 years before replacement. People who grind their teeth during their sleep are at a high risk of chipping their composite bonding.
Another downside of composite bonding is that they are not as stain-resistant as other dental restorations, so they tend to get stained easily.
Can I visit any dentist for composite bonding?
A cosmetic dentist can mould and bond composite resin to the teeth. It is easier for a more experienced dentist to mould the resin to fit your teeth perfectly, so it is important to visit an experienced dentist.
You can ask your friends or family members to recommend a dentist with the skill and ample experience in composite bonding. It is also important to use a reliable dentist who would use quality composite material for your dental bonding. This ensures that the composite material lasts longer and looks more like your natural teeth.
At Dental Clinic London, we have successfully performed several composite bonding treatment in London. Our cosmetic dentists are highly skilled and experienced, so you can trust us to carry out your composite bonding perfectly.