What is Composite Bonding?
Composite bonding, teeth bonding, or also known as dental bonding, involves the use of tooth-coloured resin to repair chipped, fractured, discoloured, or decayed teeth. The treatment is so named because the material is ‘bonded’ to your teeth.
The composite resin that is used for this treatment can be shaped and polished to match your natural teeth. Composite bonding is used to brighten up a discoloured tooth or improve the appearance of a chipped tooth. Bonding can also be used to make teeth appear longer, change the shape or colour of a tooth or close gaps between the teeth. Composite bonding can even be used as a cosmetic alternative to silver fillings.
Why Composite Bonding?
Composite bonding material can be used to treat a variety of dental issues. If you are unhappy with the size, shape of form of your teeth, composite bonding could be a valid treatment option. Before we begin the bonding procedure, we will use a shade chart to make sure the composite resin we choose is a perfect colour match to your natural teeth.
Then, we prepare your surrounding teeth for the procedure and coat the tooth we’re treating with a small amount of conditioning liquid to help the resin bond with your enamel. Next, we apply the resin. We will mould and smooth the putty-like material until it is shaped exactly the way you want it, before shining a special ultraviolet light onto your tooth to set the resin. When the resin has hardened, we will polish the tooth so that it matches the shine of your natural teeth. This procedure is shorter than most other cosmetic procedures, lasting upwards from an hour. All that’s left to do then is for you to enjoy your beautiful new smile!