Composite bonding is a type of cosmetic dental treatment that enhances the appearance of teeth by adding a special tooth-coloured material called composite to your teeth. This material is a resin and comes in varying tooth-coloured shades. Here are 7 things that you should know about composite bonding.
1. Painless procedure
The benefit of dental bonding is that it is a completely painless procedure. The patient does not feel any discomfort or need for an anesthetic numbing injection.
2. No drilling
This is a minimally invasive procedure. A rough surface is created on the natural tooth using a mild phosphoric acid solution. This helps to create a bond between the tooth and the composite resin. Composite is placed and then hardened with a special UV light. Thereafter it is gently polished to bring it into the required shape. Thus, there is no drilling needed.
3. Completed in a single appointment
Since this is a quick procedure and completed in a single visit, there is no need to visit the dentists again as the work is not sent to the dental laboratory
4. Can be used to close gaps in teeth
Small gaps between teeth can be closed with composite resin. Larger gaps might need other treatments like braces. The benefit of this type of cosmetic dentistry is that you get a smile makeover in just one appointment.
5. Correct minor crooked teeth
Minor correction of crooked teeth can be done with composite bonding. Tooth bonding of the front teeth can be done effectively to enhance the appearance of your smile.
6. Should be avoided in patients who grind their teeth
Patients who have bruxism or grind their teeth put a lot of extra stress on their teeth surface. The strength of composite resin is lesser compared to the tooth. So, in such patients, the bonding can break or chip due to these excessive forces. Hence composite bonding is not advisable for people who suffer from bruxism.
7. Can discolor after use
Composite resin is a porous material that can absorb pigments from your diet, including tea, coffee, turmeric, smoking, etc. Hence composite bonding can stain after frequent use of such items.
If you are not sure which cosmetic dental treatment is right for you, then talk to our top cosmetic dentists at Signature Smiles dental clinic. We offer a variety of cosmetic dentistry services to enhance your smile, which includes ceramic veneers, composite bonding, teeth whitening, smile makeover, etc.